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scmp - 9 days ago

The burned-out Chinese tech workers becoming ‘Buddhist entrepreneurs’ in a bid for work-life balance

The long hours and gruelling schedules of the so-called “996” work culture have been the scourge of workers in the Chinese tech industry for many years.The term, which means working from 9am to 9pm six days a week, has led many white-collar professionals to start self-identifying as “labourers,” or dagong ren – a term commonly used by blue-collar workers. But not everyone working in the technology industry is subscribing to this hectic work schedule, with some deciding to take the opposite…


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