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This is 996 culture, a grueling 72-hour work week popular in China that's been criticized for ruining work-life balance

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Alibaba, a Chinese e-commerce giant, is one of many companies criticized for its grueling work culture.
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The 996 schedule compels employees to work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week.
The schedule is widespread in China, especially among tech companies in China's Silicon Valley.
Chinese workers have blasted the policy on social media for ruining their personal lives.
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