2019中学生创新英语综合测评优秀作品展(九)——王楚越

2019中学生创新英语综合测评优秀作品联展开始啦!以下作品来自山东省武城县第二中学的王楚越同学,辅导老师为位春岭

 The Buzzword of “996. ICU”

王楚越 

山东省武城县第二中学

辅导老师:位春岭

Recently a phenomenon has attracted public attention. 58.com employees disclosed that all employees are required to work overtime under the "996 work schedule" and that the company will not pay any compensation. This led to angry protests from 58.com employees and other "office workers".

Stemmed from this situation, a new word -- "996.icu" -- has exploded on the Internet, bringing some well-known companies to the forefront of the public  The so-called "996" refers to employees working from 9 AM to 9 PM every day, six days a week. "ICU" refers to the situation where an employee may suffer from a variety of serious illnesses after enduring long working hours and can be sent directly to the ICU.

Manpower cost is one of the biggest cost for the enterprise. In times of economic difficulty, enterprises often use two ways to reduce labor costs: one is to reduce wages; the other is to lay off employees. Therefore, when 58.com introduced the "996" policy, many employees questioned that "996" was a "disguised layoff" and forced employees to leave. When companies go through the formal process of lay-offs, they often pay much more compensation to their employees, so forcing them out saves the company a lot of money. And  Ma Yun, one of the most famous entrepreneurs on Internet business,  approved of this work schedule and once commented: "Today, China's BAT companies are capable of 996 work schedule. In this world, every one of us wants to succeed, to have a better life and to be respected. I would like to ask you all, how can you achieve the success you want without putting in more efforts and time than others? Can you not give? No."

However,Some netizens said that a company should not only give its employees a goal to strive for, but also give them a sense of belonging and identity. Not everyone wants to be big. It is stated clearly in the law that companies can lengthen working hours, but they mustn'exceed 1 hour in a day, 36 hours in a month. However, the 996 work system requires much more overtime than that.  So 996shouldn’t be supported by law.

As to me, if I were offered a 996 job, I don't think I would like it, for a lot of things will be troubled by the 996 work system, which requires people to learn to adjust their emotions in different ways.

1.Self-suggestion
In psychology, self-suggestion refers to self-stimulation by subjectively imagining the existence of a particular person or thing to achieve the purpose of changing behavior and subjective experience. When there are negative emotions, we can calm our emotions and calm our minds by suggesting that everything will be ok and that we should be content with what we have.

2. Moderate catharsis
Keeping negative emotions in your mind for a long time will only make you more vulnerable to mental illness. Therefore, when negative emotions appear, we should not blindly hide the truth, we can confide to relatives, friends, and so on, moreover we can also try to release our negative emotions by physical means, such as crying, or angryly hitting boxing to vent energy.

3. Develop a hobby of their own to diverge from stressful work
If a person is in anger, anxiety, pain and other negative emotions for a long time, it is easy to hinder the smooth progress of life and work. Therefore, we should put aside these negative emotions and turn our eyes to other things, such as watching movies, shopping, walking and so on.


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