How many hours do you work a week?
For employees of Chinese tech company Alibaba, the average working week consists of 72 hours.
That’s 12 hours a day, six days a week.
Yes, you really did read that right. Sounds… great, doesn’t it?
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Earlier this week, Alibaba’s billionaire founder Jack Ma expressed his support for working extensively long hours in the tech industry.
Speaking about Alibaba’s controversial ‘996 schedule’ – which involves working from 9am to 9pm six days a week – Ma claimed that working overtime is a “huge blessing”.
“I personally think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing,” Ma wrote in a social media post.
“Many companies and many people don’t have the opportunity to work 996. If you don’t work 996 when you are young, when can you ever work 996?” he added.
Ma, who is the second-richest person in China, also said that working overtime is essential to a successful life.