Convenience stores provide of us with a place to pop into 24 hours a day to buy things we have forgotten or didn't have time to get from stores. They also provide part-time jobs for of people. A new report from Japan suggests that some convenience stores are not so for their workers. The report, from Japan's national NHK, says overbearing and unrealistic quotas are being imposed on many part-time workers. Labor rights experts are calling on store bosses to stop what they deem to be an exploitative . There are reports of workers having hundreds of dollars deducted from their and having to buy unsold for failing to meet the quotas.
An on Japanese labor law Professor Mitsumo Uematsu said deducting a quota's of unsold products from salaries violated labor . He also questioned why so many part-timers felt compelled to buy unsold stock, which could be "seen as being forced to take on an economic because of from stores". Professor Uematsu urged the headquarters of convenience store chains to tackle this so that part-timers are not exploited. One part-time worker said he was "drowning in quotas". Another said that workers can lose up to 20-30% of their salary. The biggest come with quotas for unsold items like Valentines and Christmas goods and special rolls.