Many of China’s tech companies have adopted the 9-9-6 work schedule… 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week, PLUS overtime.
Jack Ma called the 9-9-6 schedule a blessing…
“If we find things we like, 996 is not a problem. If you don’t like your work, every minute is torture. I personally think 996 is a huge blessing… How do you achieve success you want without paying extra effort and time?”
BUT, as you might guess, the story is much different for those working this grueling schedule day in and day out WITHOUT seeing the huge profits that their efforts generate.
What do you think?
Is the 9-9-6 schedule necessary for survival in an intensely competitive industry OR an inhumane policy that needs to be abolished ASAP?
Let me know in the comments below…