I was doing maintenance, inspection, and construction of a hydroelectric power plant.
I was fascinated by the fact that I warmed so well to the community-based business style and that people were always incorporating new ideas without being bound by stereotypes. Another point is that the person in charge of Human Resources at that time was a woman, but she was not forced to wear the typical OL (‘office lady’) company uniform and she was allowed to color her hair; I was impressed by this positive gap between GPSS and traditional companies in Japan.
I am in charge of developing hydroelectric power plants and selling MAVEL turbines.
In development work, we conduct on-site inspections (topographic surveys) of the surrounding area in order to judge business feasibility. In addition, I am involved in various tasks such as negotiations with landowners and local governments and support for junior colleagues.
It was when the landowner spoke to me, "Drink tea," or when I was asked to clean a waterway; this made me feel accepted by the local people.
Maa-san (Mr. Mezaki), the co-representative of the GPSS group, is NOT a suspicious person, and Kurachi-san (Mr. Kurata) is NOT a professional wrestler. (LOL)