Some workers talked to LeMonde about current conditions at the plant. They talked about isolation, low pay and bad working conditions. Workers said many workers lack any training and are not even familiar with tools being used. Equipment given to the workers is frequently old as contractors do not want to waste money on equipment that will be abandoned at the plant due to contamination. TEPCO’s president admitted this week that workers are overworked, doing long shifts and that the plant is understaffed. Workers said many do not want to work at Fukushima. The low pay and the current cultural stigma about working for the nuclear industry adds to the dropping numbers. They also cited the build up to the Olympics in Tokyo as drawing away potential workers for the plant.