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John2290 said:
So Epic developers on Fortnite are doing a 996 with overtime up to 100 hours a week to neet deadlines. I wonder will this make people give more of a shit, absolutely sickened by the people saying this is China, there is more people vying for jobs so competition demands a 996 of them. Not sure if it was said above but elsewhere at least. This seems to be a general tech industry issue in both the east and west and tech companies are pushing the envelope of the law aroubd this by encouraging it throigh other means do the employees will feel enough pressure to do it themesleves.

And Epic is almost 50% Tencent by now. Might have brought in more than just a shitload of money...



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John2290 said:
Bofferbrauer2 said:

And Epic is almost 50% Tencent by now. Might have brought in more than just a shitload of money...

Damn, I didn't think of that. Could well be, I know Jack Ma of Alibaba is pushing for western divisions to have a 996. Maybe tencent are pushing this onto Epic mamagment although it stilk doesn't explain Rockstar, Bioware etc etc. 

No, that's all easily explained by not having unions and letting themselves getting exploited from here to infinity



Most i did was almost 100 hours in a week of hard labour but that was a long time ago and would not do it again cause i just worked and worked till i got sick,this amount of work is not sustainable for a long time.



DonFerrari said:
crissindahouse said:

But this is about Chinese companies (like Alibaba) who fuck up Chinese people. Not sure why the first thing you mentioned in this thread was US companies.

Because it is true and Microsoft, which is an USA company is on the title, and hire Foxcomm to do their devices which are manufactured in similar manner.

Microsoft isn't on the title. Some Microsoft employees are. These bad bad normal employees supporting Chinese devs who posted their problems on a site owned by MS!



John2290 said:
Immersiveunreality said:
Most i did was almost 100 hours in a week of hard labour but that was a long time ago and would not do it again cause i just worked and worked till i got sick,this amount of work is not sustainable for a long time.

Esspecially at a deskjob where time seems to slow to a crawl. I'd rather work labor at 996 than do a 996 desk job. 

Damn ,that would drive me insane.



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crissindahouse said:
DonFerrari said:

Because it is true and Microsoft, which is an USA company is on the title, and hire Foxcomm to do their devices which are manufactured in similar manner.

Microsoft isn't on the title. Some Microsoft employees are. These bad bad normal employees supporting Chinese devs who posted their problems on a site owned by MS!

The bad bad company that they work for enable this type of abuse. Not sure why you are trying to focus so much on this though.



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hunter_alien said:

I never said he lifted them out of the poverty but his groundwork made it possible. Hitler might have done that, sure, but he managed to ruin it all in 3-4 years, with half the world to follow. This is obviously not the case with China.

Also, I wonder how many people survived nazi persecution, when they stood up against its propaganda machine... Considering Dachau, probably not many.

The so called 'groundwork' that Mao did was hardly responsible for China's rise. Don't get me wrong, Mao was a very important figure for true Chinese unification ever since maybe the Qing dynasty but his "Great Leap Forward" policy ended up being a disaster and his "Cultural Revolution" to persecute the elites made his nation lose a lot of expertise in the process ... 

Mao was good for ending the civil war but after that he very clearly overstayed his welcome so his ideology got in the way of pragmatism which is why his successor Deng Xiaoping, was far more successful at creating wealth by having technical elites at the very helm ...