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My jackass boss, who like many Japanese is 30 and lives with his parents, reveals to me that I should expect to keep my hourly wage (the 17 year old dishwashers across the street make more) for a good five more years before I can have a proper contract and salary. That wasn't part of the deal, and neither was using me as a de facto translator. Fuck that.
So even as I prepare myself for my inevitable retirement from [huge game company located in Osaka], and after convincing myself that it's a good thing because I'll have more time and money (anything pays more than my current job) for the band, one of the guys from the translation department almost offhandedly tells me to hang on a few more weeks because even though it always seemed hopeless before, they might be able to hire me next month.
The suspense is almost disorienting. By someone in HR's whim, I'll either waste my life teaching English like a tool while failing at being a singer, or waste it translating games while failing at being a singer but having an excuse because I was too busy.
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Richo Rosai said:
Are you originally from an 英語圏?
Yeah, I live in the US. I studied Japanese for three years. Then I also stayed in 枚方市 (well, actually まきの)
for four months while I went to 関西外大.
I'm not exactly fluent in Japanese, but I can at least hold a semi-decent conversation and make my way around over there.