One of the creators said in a post that they hoped the list would be an effective reference tool for workers when choosing jobs.
In another post, the team argued that the “996” practice of working 9am to 9pm six days a week was rife and working hours were at internet firms were often opaque.
“We hope to make a contribution to the boycott of ‘996’ and the popularization of ‘955’,” said one of the creators on China’s question-and-answer site Zhihu in a post viewed 6 million times. “955” mean 9am to 5pm five days a week.
Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu and ByteDance did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Long work hours are a hot topic for China’s tech workers and others among the young, white-collar class.
The issue first gained attention in 2019, when tech workers launched a similar online campaign against “996”.
In recent months, criticism of long hours has gained traction because of a government crackdown on tech companies that has shone a spotlight on their treatment of workers.
This year, companies including TikTok owner ByteDance, short video platform Kuaishou and food delivery giant Meituan have cut compulsory weekend overtime. China’s top court in August described “996” as illegal.
Source: Channel News Asia