Jack Ma Says Alibaba Requires 996 Overtime As China Workers Prot..
“To be able to work 996 is a huge bliss,” China’s richest man said. “If you want to join Alibaba, you need to be prepared to work 12 hours a day, otherwise why even bother joining.”
China’s tech industry is littered with tales of programmers and startup founders dying unexpectedly due to long hours and grueling stress. The comments from Ma elicited some intense reaction.
this guy's solution to poverty is "just make more money!"
Literal slaves at that point
Managers the world over "China might be bad but the people have a great work ethic!"
A lot of Chinese worship this guy tho. Mom sometimes send me his 'pep talks' and this guy is just full of fluff and repeats his shitty anecdote all the goddamn time.
Not exactly what i'd call a 'hard 72 hour work week' if he spends it with his feet up on a desk, with hard alcohol in his cabinet, getting blown by secretaries.
He looks as if someone applied Content-Aware-Scale permanently to his face.
996 overtime culture is a literal menace to the common man and will kill you. The janitor at the Home Depot I used to work at essentially worked those kinds of hours, and he never seemed to be fully awake. His body was like jelly when he wasn't busting his ass cleaning the store floors and bathrooms.
Also this dude looks like the Nihilanth
He needs all that space to fit the other hours in.
People who think like this need to slither back into whatever disgusting vat billionaire scum are bred in, to be honest
How to create a bubble: employment edition
Here, there is an unemployment problem because many find it literally disrespectful to themselves to work so much in shite conditions
He and Trump prove work and intellect are not necessary when you have nepotism.
ya, his 'self made' fortune came from selling turnkey websites for companies made a respectable living, then did a brief and inconsequential stint in the chinese ministry of commerce, nothing to note there, then founded alibaba and recieved about 25 million dollars in seed funding overnight.
His company's entire business model is making knockoffs of services that get conveniently banned by the Chinese government as soon as his services launch.
Its actually kind of interesting how Alibaba doesn't really have a US clone, and from my own experience because US businesses wouldn't risk buying weird uncertified crap off a website, they spend a lot more time picking suppliers.
Reminder that this dude had a movie made where he played the main character and beat up a whole bunch of action movie stars he paid to be in the movie.
This guy isn't the humble sort.
go fuck your ma Jack Ma
I've done 12 hours a day for just 4 days straight, and its abominable.
so i guess the only option is to just spend the time 12 hours a day every day developing new tech to overthrow rich people and governments by force, with our friend technology
I work 70 to 80 hours a week at my restaurant. The longest I've done it straight was around 6 months. No days off 7 days a week. Absolutely not sustainable and will wreck your body and psyche.
I mean I often times can 72+ hour work weeks in the military, but I also get:
- $2,600 a month for housing
- $500 for food
- a bunch of other bonuses
- free health care for my entire family
- $36,000+ annual salary
So regardless of the danger of my job, I'm already kinda decently compensated.
But 72 hour work weeks for $15 an hour? Fuuuuck that, you'd have to put a gun to my head for that and even then I'd just tell you to shoot me. At least my benefits reduce the stress of the long hours. I've done those kind of hours as civilian doing manual labor at $10 an hour before and I'd never go back to that job even if my life depended on it.
Jack Ma can fuck off with that bullshit.
Fuck, and I thought my 50 hours was bad. This really puts it in perspective.
bruh what Canada do you live in that 70/80 hour weeks are legal
Who photoshopped his face to be that sma---
Oh, it isn't photoshop.
oh my god he looks like chinese caesar
I studied 12 hour days 2 days a week and omg it was unbearable
But working? Goddamn thats asinine
50 hours a week is still pretty bad (if that's a normal work week).
tbh if you're not working at least 168 hours a week you're basically a parasite.
plus military service for as bad as it can be doesn't involve working repetitively at an assembly line doing the same thing over and over and over and over again. I've had to do some incredibly repetitive things in my job from time to time but I can't imagine having to do that for the majority of my waking life
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