Quitting a Job as a Salary Man and Becoming a Fisherman!

Fishing is one of the popular outdoor pastimes of Japanese men, and you can sometime find a fishing pond in your town where you often see a salary man fishing in their suits after work. Well, I guess fishing is one of the best activities to do either when you don’t want to think about anything, or when you want to quietly think about something alone.

Today, I found an article which writes about advises for those people who consider quitting their office work and becoming a full time fisherman!


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When you think about becoming a fisherman, you may think that you may be strong enough to work as an salary man (getting on a stupidly busy train, being squashed and hanging on there without passing out on an daily basis. Full day work, overtime, then goes back to square 1 as return train is likely to be packed, too…), but you are not even allowed to think about becoming a fisherman if you are not super confidence in your physical strength?? Well, according to a former salary man, who is currently working as a full-time fisherman in Ishikawa pref., he wouldn’t say it doesn’t require physical strength at all, but you can be the one even if you are not particularly strong as long as you are free from sea sick!  As you get use to fishery work, you started learn how to operate efficiently, then you will be able to see when to save/utilise your power in a day, so experience will eventually cover your insufficient body capability!

Good news, isn’t it?  The 1st problem cleared, and how about payment then?


According to the article, one option for the fishery employment is to work for a company which has got boats/ships and fishing gears.

You are likely to receive minimal guaranteed annual salary of 2.4 million yen plus bonus depending on your actual catch. So your payment can be 1.5 to 2 times higher than base payment.

Hmn, this may not be a lot for you compare to what you currently earn, but can you resist the temptation to work under the sky rather than in an office with many competitions.  Working condition where directly affected by nature is always tough, but you may be able to find simple

little happiness by having a dream work in your hands!


What do you think about today’s article?

Please let me know about job career switch and of course, about fishing of your country, too. I will be looking forward to hearing from you 🙂


Source: web R25


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