Scared to say 'I quit'? Firm in Japan will do it for you

Over the past year, Mr Toshiyuki Niino and Mr Yuichiro Okazaki have abruptly quit almost 1,500 jobs in retail, restaurants, IT, manufacturing and healthcare. Not one of these positions, however, was their own.

Behold, say the founders of Exit, the rise of Japan's proxy resignation industry - a 50,000-yen-per-transaction service (S$606) tailored to a labour force too embarrassed, dutiful or browbeaten to hand in its notice in person.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 15, 2018, with the headline 'Scared to say 'I quit'? Firm in Japan will do it for you'. Print Edition | Subscribe