Better Work, Better Life
Several months ago, a project named “996, ICU” got spread rapidly by IT programmers through the Internet. With a particular resonance for people who often work overtime, the 996 style has become a hot issue since then.
Many people complained about the “996”, saying that their companies push them to obey this regulation but offer no remuneration to employees for their overtime work. What’s more, some are compelled to follow a ‘997’ or ‘9117’ schedule, because of the increased workload, especially in Internet companies. In addition, companies use fewer workers and ask them to do more hours to cut the budget and increase profits. We need to raise success which may cost you a lot of time, but it will eventually be worth the wait. And I share Ma Yun’s idea that if you can’t work ‘996’ when you’re young, there won’t be a time you can afford to do it. Although some people may regard ‘996’ as a moral kidnapping, I don’t think I’ll settle with a clear conscience if I don’t spend more time on my work in the future with a satisfying salary.
Perhaps there are occasions on which people associate themselves too much with their work and then they begin balding, but that’s an extreme case. We need to make efforts to follow our dream and reach our targets, but that doesn’t mean working day and night without a rest. And if that happens, it will really bring you to the most expensive ICU.
And the suggestions which I want to give adults who are on a 996 work schedule are as follows:
First, you have to learn to love your jobs. Happy time flies, but if you’re not into your job, you have to struggle to live with time passing slowly. Second, think of the benefits you can get from your hard work. You’ll be a more patient person if you can endure the boring work, and you’ll improve a lot if you continue practicing because many a little makes a mickle. Third, compare yourself with the one who doesn’t have a holiday and have to stay on site, and then you’ll feel better.
In my opinion, I would like to take a job that requires such a work schedule. For one thing, I don’t think I actually suffer from the rule which requires me to start at 9 am and end at 9 pm. For another thing, I’m always optimistic, and I’m always willing to do a better job. I believe I’ll enjoy the time with my teammates and gain a memory which I can recall in my old age.
To sum up, I think the ability to conform to regulations, if those rules are accepted as reasonable and sensible, is part of building a harmonious society. And I don’t consider it an absolutely bad thing to obey, as it also can help people to explore their potential and to live a regretless life.