- Aug 4, 2017
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I recently got a job offer in a field I've been wanting to work in for a long time, and it's a permanent position. They are giving me a choice on salary, however, and I don't know what to do. I can take a salary of 250,000 a month but pay for health insurance and pension myself, or I can enroll in shakai hoken with them, but the salary would go down to 200,000. There are yearly raises in both cases. They said the Japanese workers are all in the latter option, but they give foreign workers a choice since some of them don't stay in Japan. I've never worked at a job with shakai hoken, but I want to stay in Japan a long time, so would it be worth it to accept the lower salary?