Alibaba Founder Defends Overtime Work Culture As 'Huge Blessing'

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Published on April 12, 2019 - Duration: 00:47s

Alibaba Founder Defends Overtime Work Culture As 'Huge Blessing'

Alibaba Group founder and billionaire Jack Ma has defended the grueling overtime work culture at many of China’s tech companies, calling it a “huge blessing” for young workers.

In a speech to Alibaba employees, Ma defended the industry’s ‘996’ work schedule, which refers to the 9 a.m.

To 9 p.m.

Workday, six days a week.

“I personally think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing,” he said.

“Many companies and many people don’t have the opportunity to work 996,” Ma said.

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Alibaba Founder Defends Overtime Work Culture As 'Huge Blessing'

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