As Ru Paul sang famously: "Work better," and the richest man in China is using this line of attack to get the most out of his staff that he expects to work for 72 weeks.
Jack Ma, founder of the online marketplace of Alibaba, praised the brutal calendar of the company "996" that expects employees to work back 12 hours from 9 in the morning until 9 at night, six days a week.
While many may be confused with the idea of spending 72 hours of a possible 168 weeks in the workplace, Ma has described a "huge" blessing to employees, "996" MailOnline reports
He posted the impressive comments on the company's WeChat account:
Personally, I think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing.
Many companies and many people do not have the opportunity to work 996. If you do not work 996 when you are young, when can you work 996?
The comments have begun an online debate and protect working conditions on some coding platforms, where some employees have shared examples of excessive demands from employers.
Ma, a former English teacher, founded Alibaba in 1999 and adopted a Monty Python 'Four Yorkshiremen' approach to explain how when a boy was working regularly for many hours.
In this world, everyone wants to be successful, wants a pleasant life, wants to be respected.
Let me ask everyone, if you do not take more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the success you want?
Compared to them, to this day, I'm still lucky, I do not regret (12 hours worked), that part of me would never change.
Activists have launched this month a project entitled "996.ICU" on the Microsoft development platform, GitHub, where technology workers have cataloged Alibaba among companies with the worst working conditions.
A work of opinion of an employee without name in Spain People's diary, a state newspaper said that "996" violated the Labor Law of China which states that hours of work should not exceed 40 hours a week.
The article indicated:
Creating a corporate culture of excessive "overtime" will not only help the basic competitiveness of a company, but it can inhibit and damage the company's ability to innovate.
And this is not even touching the horrible effects these hours can have on the welfare of human beings who do the work.
The Mental Health Foundation Foundation reports on the stress related to mental health in the United Kingdom that costs 10.4 million working days at the year.
How employees are expected to have some type of work and work conciliation in a 72-hour work week is a concern and a mystery.
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