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Many online users said they had experienced or heard similar cases but workers chose to acquiesce rather than confront the demanding bosses. Yet they would also try to outsmart their employers by separating their contacts on WeChat into several groups – and targeting work-related messages to those they work with while keeping them from families and friends.
While most netizens rooted for Wang, there were a few standing on the other side. "If you are good enough, they won't fire you anyway," one wrote.
The messenger app has been deeply entrenched in Chinese people's daily communication and WeChat groups, a multiple-person chatting space, are widely used in workplaces. Additionally, the app's huge fan base has also provided a potentially lucrative space for commercial promotions.