Japan is heaven for poor workers and hell for those with skills.「日本は「日本は仕事ができない人にとっては『天国』、逆にできる人にとっては『地獄』！」にとっては『天国』、逆にできる人にとっては『地獄』！」
Naturally, the Japanese internet had a problem with this. Do you think there is any truth to his statement?
I think there is. I've had a front row seat to Japan, Inc and I've worked with loads of people doing stuff they have no experience in. This practice isn't necessarily wrong, but as a company, does it make sense to spend 5+ years training somebody to competency only to then promote them or rotate them into their next position?
If you suck at your job, it's difficult for an employer to fire you. What a lot of companies do is "re-train" these workers, but in my experience, "re-training" means sending the person somewhere else where he can do the least amount of damage.