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South Korea: Confucianism in action

The Asia Pages has a long and detailed warning to anyone considering living and working in South Korea: “Words cannot possibly describe to you what a shock the Korean way of doing things was to me. My entire first year at my current job was a harsh, harsh lesson for me in Confucianism in the workplace. I remember locking myself in a stall in the women's bathroom just so no one would see me cry–and this happened at least once a month (somtimes more than once) for a good 9 months,” she writes.

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