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Hong Kong (CNN Business)One of China's richest men has been criticized for endorsing the controversial culture of 12-hour workdays in the country's red-hot tech industry, saying employees who worked longer hours will get the "rewards of hard work."
Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA), has spoken out on social media in recent days in support of the Chinese work practice known as "996." The number refers to working from 9 am to 9 pm six days a week and is said to be common among the country's big technology companies and start-ups.
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: SaturnFX
Absolutely. I’m a GM auto plant survivor. Often we worked overtime a few minutes but sometimes people worked hours overtime but it was voluntary.
I couldn’t imagine doing 12 a day on a job like that. But in China and Japan, they do that...try to work you to death. In Japan has a word for it--Karoshi
originally posted by: mikell
The guy said something along the along the lines if you want a better life thats what you need to do. No children or spouse just better life????????????????????????/
No women needed. I bet he has a dozen women in a dozen houses.