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Everyone has experienced this at work, right? When you hire a contractor to organize an event, but the contractor does such a bad job that the event ends in disaster…

Everyone has experienced this at work, right?
When you hire a contractor to organize an event, but the contractor does such a bad job that the event ends in disaster…

Our “company” (the Japanese people) has no choice but to ask this “contractor” (the government). It seems that, even if other good contractors exist, we are not allowed to use them. I guess the contractor’s boss has some good connections. The contractor says some nice things, but its actions are pretty much useless.

Right now, it seems that other “companies” (developed countries) are doing a good job of preparing for the event (vaccinations). It’s pretty much only our company that has yet to start anything. Considering that we knew about this event well in advance, the arrangements we’ve made are terrible.

We knew since last year, did we not, that the “prizes” (vaccines) to be distributed need to be stored at temperatures below minus 70 degrees Celsius? What, you haven’t even made staffing or transportation arrangements? What?! You don’t have freezers to store the prizes either? What exactly have you been doing?

If, at a single venue, you want to give prizes to 400 people a day, then you need two Santas (doctors) and around 10 more people to help organize parking and the prize recipients (What? You haven’t made these arrangements either?!). Once someone has received their prize, they will need to stay for around 30 minutes, so you will need 80 parking spaces. You really didn’t know this?

This contractor should be used to handling events… Then, when you complain that, no matter how well-connected the contractor is, they are so bad that you need a different contractor, you are told that this is impossible because the contractor is an old friend of your CEO.
Oh boy. There is no way that this event will go well. Perhaps we should just run our own “stay-home campaign” when the time comes.

However, with the big summer event coming up (Olympic Games), we can’t exactly sit around and take it easy. The client’s new boss (Biden) is saying that failure is not an option, but it seems that the contractor is, with a straight face, saying, “It’s okay. It’s okay. The even will go just fine even without prizes.” At this rate, nobody will come.