Alibaba’s Jack Ma defends China’s 996 schedule as tech workers protest against long working hours

//Alibaba’s Jack Ma defends China’s 996 schedule as tech workers protest against long working hours

Alibaba’s Jack Ma defends China’s 996 schedule as tech workers protest against long working hours

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has come out as a vocal supporter of the gruelling working hours commonplace in China’s tech and internet industry, as online protests against the so-called 996 schedule heat up.The 996 schedule – which means working 9am to 9pm, six days a week – is “a huge blessing that many companies and employees do not have the opportunity to have,” Ma said in an internal event on Thursday, according to a transcript published on Alibaba’s official WeChat account.“If you do not do 996…

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