|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.
Then guess why the unions were created in the first place?
Right, to fight against these exploitative working hours (among other things, of course, and on par with job safety and work safety, as often back then operating the machines was pretty dangerous).
Such working hours are not sustainable on the long run. Workers are getting physically and emotionally exhausted to the point of becoming numb to anything not related directly to it, like family and friends. It also kills off all creativity. Hence why we say today to "work smarter, not harder"