Not Everyone Fit in with 996
Nowadays, 996 work schedule has attracted a lot of people’s attention. Several bosses of tech companies have advocated “996” as a kind of work culture. Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba，claimed that it’s “a huge blessing ”to young workers to work “996”.But I hold a different view.
To begin with, people can choose 996 voluntarily, but they should not be forced to accept it .From the employees’ perspective, those whose payrolls are based on piece-rate, are willing to work overtime,because the longer they work, the more they gain. Only those whose incomes have reached a certain comfortable level or whose ability and technical levels are superior enough can have the luxury to call it a day as they wish.From the angle of the company, valuing hard work doesn’t equal to forcing employees to work overtime. Labor law clearly states that it’s illegal for a company to introduce a “996” to employees. For another, working too much can cause mental pressure, even make workers fall into a sub-health status. Last but not least, the Internet company needs to enhance the efficiency, rather than be a labor-intensive industry. So I suggest that the companies should reduce extra work hours appropriately, pay for the overtime, optimize management and improve efficiency.
Whether it is good to have a 996 work schedule depends on yourself .If you are dreaming of a high salary, it may also mean having to accept it. In this way you can make full use of your time. And it’ s a good idea to spend the fragmented time on no brain-draining hobbies. For example, learning English not only can reduce your stress, but alsomprove yourself. In case that you really can’t put up with “996”, you’ d better propose suggestions to your boss or change for another job. No matter which kind of work system you are in, work can only determine the income. It is what you really do that determines how far you can go.
As far as I am concerned, it’ s important to be flexible about my time. Nor will I take a job that requires such a work schedule unless it is beneficial to the society. Though I prefer to have meals with family rather than write code at a spacious office, yet it doesn’ t mean being unwilling to strive. As a saying goes “Happiness is nearly always a rebound from hard work.” I believe that even very short periods of time can add up to all the useful time I need as long as I dive into work without delay. To sum up, a man must be very free as well as very industrious to do great work.