P.A.Works - the animation studio behind such shows as SHIROBAKO, Sakura Quest, and The Eccentric Family 2 - is looking to hire animators for the Spring season of 2018, but the starting wage offered for the open positions is causing Japanese fans to do a double-take.
According to the job application page, the open positions are a fairly standard entry level labor, involving working shifts from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM JST (with a 1 hour meal break) on Mondays through Fridays. The detail that is turning heads is the hourly wages being offered: 770 yen per hour. That's approximately $6.19 per hour in U.S. dollars!
For context, 770 yen per hour is the minimum hourly wage for this type of work in Toyama Prefecture, where P.A.Works is based. Anime is a hard knock life, folks.
Official P.A.Works home page (Japanese)
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