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    8682019-05-02

    endorse(動詞)贊同;支持

    Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, has recently been criticized for endorsing the controversial 996 work culture, the work shift translated as working form 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. This is his first time wading into the debate over China’s long working hours earlier this month when he made comments to Alibaba employees about 996 work culture on the company’s Weibo account.

    電子商務公司巨擘,阿里巴巴創辦人馬雲上周於公司官方微博發文,表示「996」的工作文化是一種「巨大的福氣」,此言一出,即刻引發巨大爭議。所謂996工作文化意指上午9點上班,晚上9點下班,一週工作6天。

     

    prospective(形容詞)未來的;預期的

    “I personally think 996 is a huge blessing,” he said. “How do you achieve the success you want without paying extra effort and time?” Ma added that any prospective employees of Alibaba should be prepared to work 12 hours a day if they want to succeed. “We don’t lack those who work eight hours comfortably,” said the tech tycoon.

    「我個人認為996是個巨大的福氣,如果你沒有付出額外的時間及努力,你要如何在工作上卓越?」馬雲如是說。他接著表示想要加入阿里巴巴的員工,要做好準備,一天12個小時的工作等著你。「我們並不乏每天輕輕鬆鬆上班8小時的員工」這位科技大亨如此表示。

    condemn(動詞)譴責;責備

    Long working hours are not unique to high tech companies or start-ups in China. Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has previously said he worked up to 120 hours per week when the electric vehicle maker struggled with production delays. “There are way easier places to work, but nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week,” he once posted on social media site Twitter. One of the employees starting the online protest against 996 work culture argued, “We just don’t want companies to think that ‘996’ is normal and those who don’t follow the norm should be condemned and considered as lazy.”

    這麼長的工時並不限於中國科技公司或新創公司,特斯拉創辦人Elon Musk先前也說過,當電動車的生產線延誤的那段時間,他每周都要工作長達120小時。「當然有更舒適的工作場所,但是沒有人能夠用每周40小時的工時改變世界」,這是他在推特上的一段發言。一名在網上抗議996工時文化的員工表示,「我們只是不想讓公司認為996、乃至徹夜加班是件應該的事情,那些不願加班的人,就該被指責懶惰、不勤奮嗎?」

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