That sounds like a terrible company set in their ways. Probably won't change anytime soon, so unless working there is a great opportunity for you gf, I would honestly think about looking for some new place. Might be hard for a fresh graduate, but since so many companies are short staffed nowadays, she probably would find something fairly quickly.My girlfriend who is Japanese just graduated (political science) a few weeks ago and started working at a company editing text books for studying English. She gets home late every night (8 hours a day regular work, 2 hours unpaid overtime, 2 more hours of "study time") and is often crying / depressed about the working pressure (being berated by senpai and her boss creating an adversarial working environment, e.g. telling employees that the ones who work the most hours for the company have the best chance of promotion). I'm lucky enough to work for a white company (I usually work 9 hours / at most 10 hours a day including a one hour break), so I have no idea what kind of advice to give her. It feels so unfair that she is working her ass off for a kind of shitty salary. I'm trying to do my best to support her by cooking dinner and doing chores at home, but still she gets so tired... Anyone got any tips on how I can help her stay positive?