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Working is a sweat shop somewhere in Bangladesh is worse that that. Also before the rise of unions those where pretty much common work hours in all factory jobs and on top of that child labor was also very common everywhere.



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John2290 said:
Chris Hu said:
Working is a sweat shop somewhere in Bangladesh is worse that that. Also before the rise of unions those where pretty much common work hours in all factory jobs and on top of that child labor was also very common everywhere.

And this has bearing on the current 996 system in China now for what reason exactly? 

A man being shot in the balls to bleed out in one country does not make it any less horrific when a man gets shot in the head in another country. Bad analogy aside it doesn't matter what is happening in sweat shops or what was the norm historically, this is happening now and currently has public view, a protest from giant tech and potential for change. 

Again working in a sweat shop is much worse not only are the hours just as long if not even longer but on top of all that the work is harder and working conditions are much worse.  Most sweat shops wouldn't pass work safety standards of most countries.

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china is a communist country



There is nothing wrong with the work hours. They should be compensated better. Even in 1st world countries some factories operate this way. My mum has been doing 12 hour shifts for the last 10 years (the 15 before that we 8 hour). The only difference is they get paid better, so employees are happy to do it.



 

 

o_O.Q said:
china is a communist country

Not really they are actually a lot more capitalistic then most other countries in the world.   The last time China was even close to being communist was when Mao Zedong was still alive. 



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72-hour work weeks occur even in developed countries. OP needs more than that if the goal is to show how bad those particular workers have it. The big difference would likely be all the other worker rights, along with the scope of payment.



Cobretti2 said:
There is nothing wrong with the work hours. They should be compensated better. Even in 1st world countries some factories operate this way. My mum has been doing 12 hour shifts for the last 10 years (the 15 before that we 8 hour). The only difference is they get paid better, so employees are happy to do it.

Your mom's doing are irrevelant to what's being stated in the article. Money is good but it doesn't get back that time you've lost to accomplish yourself, relax and be more healthy as a result of not taxing yourself for work. Case in point, they're not justly compensated for their work in worse conditions that you'd find in the west in some industry and they're in their rights to want better working conditions.

Heck, why do you think we're at this point here in the West ? People fought to improve their conditions in unregulated times where you'd be forced to work your bones off for dirt cheap and barely live in viable conditions.

I think, if we look at it in a cyclical manner, they're on the same point that we were at the middle-end of the XXth century.



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Chris Hu said:
o_O.Q said:
china is a communist country

Not really they are actually a lot more capitalistic then most other countries in the world.   The last time China was even close to being communist was when Mao Zedong was still alive. 

you mean the guy that killed millions of people?



o_O.Q said:
Chris Hu said:

Not really they are actually a lot more capitalistic then most other countries in the world.   The last time China was even close to being communist was when Mao Zedong was still alive. 

you mean the guy that killed millions of people?

Meh, he wasn't worse then Stalin or Hitler.  He also opened up China to the west starting in the early 70s.



I've read the OP and article and still don't know wtf is going on. So some MS employees are trying to crack down on tech firms in China and get them to treat tech employees of other countries more fair? Revolt? What? The video looks too stupid to even click.

I used to work a 14 hour shift in a factory. Difference was you got an hour for lunch, and only worked three days a week.

Just gonna bow out of this bizarre thread.