Microsoft & Chinese workers make Jack Ma eat bitter

Billionaire Jack ma

Enabled  by US technology (See How Microsoft is subverting China), young Chinese tech workers make Jack Ma eat his words about working overtime ( In China, the 996 schedule means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week) being a “huge blessing” for young workers.

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma again weighed in on the Chinese tech industry’s gruelling overtime work culture on Sunday, this time calling enforced long hours “unsustainable”.

Ma’s comment followed his remarks on Thursday that working overtime could be a “huge blessing” for young workers who found careers they were dedicated to.

He was responding to a debate that has emerged in recent weeks among Chinese tech workers over the 996 schedule, which means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week. Industry workers set up a discussion group called “996.ICU” on the code-sharing platform GitHub, suggesting that anyone working those hours all the time could end up in a hospital intensive care unit with burnout.

“If you find a job you like, the 996 problem does not exist; if you’re not passionate about it, every minute of going to work is a torment,” Ma said in a post on his Weibo account on Sunday.

“No one likes working at a company that forces you to do ‘996’. Not only is it inhumane, it’s unhealthy and even more unsustainable for long periods – plus workers, relatives and the law do not approve of it,” he said. “In the long term, even if you pay a higher salary, employees will all leave.”
Ma added that companies that thought they could profit by forcing staff to work overtime were “foolish” and doomed to fail.

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3006127/alibaba-founder-jack-ma-says-companies-forcing-staff-work

Grandpa Xi will not be happy.

Young Chinese workers are “Making America Great Again” by preventing “China from Rising”. Green cards for them, and not for Indians.

 

 

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5 Responses to “Microsoft & Chinese workers make Jack Ma eat bitter”

  • A waste of time:

    What is the purpose of above copy and paste post?

    No contribution whatsoever.

    A waste of time.

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  • NotMyProblem:

    A waste of time:
    What is the purpose of above copy and paste post?

    No contribution whatsoever.

    A waste of time.

    CI just wanted to sound smart using others’ backsides and his own face! His article usually didn’t make sense. Just copy and paste!

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  • Bad Boy:

    Rather , will 996 usher into malaysian’s lifestyle as part of Dr M ‘s learn from the east ?

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  • Bbc:

    I was on 997 for few years then 996 for another few years until mostly 995 in singapore. There were sacrifices and it was make or break for me in life.

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  • Bbc:

    CI, you are nor updated. The US has now begun actively to curtain Chinese from benefiting from US education, technological, R&D knowhow and expertise, with proactive efforts or even coercion on US allies and rest of the world to shun or even boycott China high tech products.

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