China’s richest man worth £24.4billion says employees should work 12-hour days, 6 days a week

CHINA’S richest man worth £24.4billion says employees should work 12-hour days, 6 days a week. Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma was passionately defending the gruelling hours that have become the norm in the country’s tech and internet industry. The 996 routine refers to working 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week. Speaking at an internal event on Thursday, Ma described the schedule as a “huge blessing that many companies and employees do not have the opportunity to have”. “If you do not do 996 when you are young,…

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