As Ru Paul famously sang "Do Better", and the richest man in China uses this line of attack to get the most of his staff who is supposed to work 72 hours a week.
Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba online market, praised the brutal timetable of the company "996", which expects 12 hours of work from 9.00 to 21.00 six days a week from its employees.
Although many may disagree with the idea that 72 hours out of 168 possible jobs per week in the workplace, Ma would be called "996" a "great blessing" for workers, MailOnline reports.
In WeChat's account he posted shocking comments:
Personally I think that the ability to work 996 is a great blessing.
Many companies and many people do not have the opportunity to work 996. If you are not doing 996 when you are young, when can you ever work?
The comments began an online discussion and protests regarding working conditions on some coding platforms, where some employees shared examples of excessive demands from employers.
Ma, a former English teacher, established Alibaba in 1999 and accepted Monty Python's "Four Yorkshiremen" approach to explain how she worked long hours on a regular basis.
Everyone in this world wants success, wants a beautiful life, wants to be respected.
Let me ask you if you do not invest more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the desired success?
Compared with them, to this day, I still have luck, I do not regret (I work 12 hours), I would never change this work.
Activists of this month presented a project titled "996.ICU" on Microsoft's development platform GitHub, where technologists listed Alibaba among the worst-performing companies.
Opinion carried out by an unnamed employee in People's DailyA national newspaper claiming that "996" violates the Chinese Labor Law, which provides that the average working time must not exceed 40 hours per week.
The article states:
Creating a corporate culture of "encouraging overtime" will not only help the company's competitiveness, it will hinder and harm the company's innovation capabilities.
And this does not even touch, what terrible consequences these hours could have for the well-being of people who do their job.
The Mental Health Foundation reports on mental health problems in the United Kingdom that cost 10.4 million working days a year.
How employees are expected to have any balance between work and private life during the 72-hour working week is a concern and a mystery.
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