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Should working longer hours be encouraged?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2019-4-18 13:38:59 |Display all floors
increased work hours would most likely result in increased accidents, not to mention the negative impact on heath and mental and physical well-being.

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Post time 2019-4-20 17:29:49 |Display all floors

Mr Ma, I am in agreement with you about working on long 996 time line if the companies are STARTUPs that warrant hard and long hours of dedications as seen in your case as well as the cases of the Tencent Group and the latest Zoom USA. The rewards can be enormously big, if long hours of dedicated works turn out positively or demand team leaders to show and lead the ways for an expected positive outcome : employees have that sort of bountifulness and intelligence to feel around.

However, once any STARTUP makes a good break such as Alibaba did, then team leaders or bosses need to revise their working scheme that balances the normal living standards against / versus work exploitation. Health matters most in any case; else, you will not be able to retain top class staffs since they can walk the line too !

However, 996 working scheme can be applied where the needs are required ( apart from team leaders who often need to stay behind to knock up to 10107  )  only IF mobile phones are disallowed to be carried by workers and staffs. Video games and streamings including console switch gaming sessions are invading the working habits of workers / staffs of all levels and all walks of lives ! Else, how do you expect works to be effective even if 996 scheme is enforced ?

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Post time 2019-4-21 07:36:44 |Display all floors
No. Just the opposite. Shorter working hours means more time to pursue sports, hobbies and interests outside of work. Also, people need to find time to spend with family and friends. That’s what life is all about. And as the Chinese economy transitions into more technology-driven and services-oriented industries, Chinese citizens will demand more social welfare services not just fancy consumer goods. Things like education, healthcare, childcare, elderlycare, etc.

Working all the time destroys the quality of life for Chinese families to the detriment of Chinese society.

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Post time 2019-4-21 18:04:25 |Display all floors
sfphoto Post time: 2019-4-21 07:36
No. Just the opposite. Shorter working hours means more time to pursue sports, hobbies and interests ...

So why is it the case in so many Chinese families that both parents work long hours and so let their children fend for themselves or be cared for by grandparents ? Everyone knows how many million Chinese parents leave their children to work at cities far away, perhaps only seeing their kids once a year during the Spring festival. This is the nightmare reality that is also destroying "the quality of life for Chinese families".

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