CHINA'S 996 WORK SCHEDULE IS BURNING ITS TECH WORKERS OUT
News by Editorial Team 28 May 2019
Chinese Tech workers are unhappy with their 996 (9 am to 9 pm, 6 days a week) work schedule. A 2018 survey by China Central Television and the National Bureau of Statistics said that Chinese workers, on an average have 2.27 leisure hours. These are less than half the time that people have in the US, Germany, and the UK. Earlier this year Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba and one of China's richest men, was criticized for endorsing long working hours by calling them “a blessing”.