Damn right! More than half our IT took a runner in the past couple
of weeks. This added even extra workload for those of us who soldiered
on. Our business side is very Japaenese and in the middle of last
week, our local president went ballistic on the trading floor about the foreigners who ran. The day after the quake, all the French and
nearly all of the foreign interns and fresh (college) grads fled, most
without asking permission.
More than a couple of senior gaijins were really unhappy about
being dragged back to the office.
Tough. I didn’t leave NY after 9/11.
And those of us who stayed behind will climb up the ranks faster.