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Arubaito Meaning

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Arubaito, or simply baito, a word from the German language (arbeit / work), which means temporary work, or part-time work. These are non-permanent services with shorter working hours (less than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week). Normally the salary is not differentiated for men or women, as happens in permanent jobs, but if you are a student they usually earn less, each company defines a schedule, there is no set schedule for arubaito.

In Japan, Arubaito (temporary jobs) is found in all sectors, such as store attendants, restaurants, combines, cashiers, waiters, food factories, auto parts, among other functions.

Some companies tend to pay more on weekends or during long holidays. Temporary workers have the same obligations as permanent workers.

The minimum wage varies according to the cost of living in each region, prefectures such as Chiba, Saitama, Aichi, Osaka and Hyogo pay an average of 800 to 900 yen, while prefectures such as Tokyo and Kagawa which have a higher cost of living pay more. , and in other regions where the cost of living is not high, the minimum wage is lower.

If the employer is paying less than the minimum wage, you can appeal your rights and the employer will be fined.

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