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Old 07-27-2012, 06:58 PM
 
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Do most people in China work 6 days per week? Does anyone know how many hours/day that it is typical to work in China? I have been dealing with a company in China-they seem to work so many days/hours and wondered if that was typical. It makes me feel like a slacker (and I'm a pretty hard-working person).
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:43 PM
 
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Do most people in China work 6 days per week? Does anyone know how many hours/day that it is typical to work in China? I have been dealing with a company in China-they seem to work so many days/hours and wondered if that was typical. It makes me feel like a slacker (and I'm a pretty hard-working person).
Not sure about China.

But, when I lived in South Korea, they often worked half or full-days on Saturdays. During the workweek, they usually had a rule that no one could leave until the boss went home, so people often worked 12 or 15 hour days quite easily. Not that they were actually working working that entire time, but they always had to be in the office.

I'd assume China is probably quite similar.

Yeah, there is definitely a reason most of the money in the world is shifting towards Asia...
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:13 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the response. I'd assume it's similiar too. It would be hard for US workers to adjust to that schedule, although many companies seem to be sqeezing more and more hours out of their employees here too.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:37 AM
 
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Thanks so much for the response. I'd assume it's similiar too. It would be hard for US workers to adjust to that schedule, although many companies seem to be sqeezing more and more hours out of their employees here too.
I don't think most of their time in the office is 'productive time' though. Speaking of South Korea, not China. It seemed to be a complaint that they had to look busy and work late as a regular course of action....but it was often said that for working 12-15 hours a day, usually 'productive time' was just a mere fraction of that.
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Old 07-28-2012, 06:53 AM
 
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In China we work 5 days a week for office staff and sometime 6 for factory employees. Some companies do work Saturdays, but not many anymore. China in 2008 started strict labor laws and if you want employees to work more then 40 hrs per week, you need to pay them time and a half, and most employers don't want to pay extra.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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From my experience in China, offices are open 5 days a week but it is possible to get some things done on Saturdays & Sundays.
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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the people I know in China and my wife ( when she was still there) work a 10 hour day with 2 to 4 days a month off plus all national holidays
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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the people I know in China and my wife ( when she was still there) work a 10 hour day with 2 to 4 days a month off plus all national holidays
my experience as well.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Not sure about China.

But, when I lived in South Korea, they often worked half or full-days on Saturdays. During the workweek, they usually had a rule that no one could leave until the boss went home, so people often worked 12 or 15 hour days quite easily. Not that they were actually working working that entire time, but they always had to be in the office.

I'd assume China is probably quite similar.

Yeah, there is definitely a reason most of the money in the world is shifting towards Asia...

Disagree with the assessment.

Asia is rising as a counterweight to economic development primarily because of green fields (aka undeveloped foundations in manufacturing and other industries) and poor foreign intellectual property protections.

And it's not a shift. Economic development isn't a zero sum game.
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:13 AM
 
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You never can tell anything about this issue.

Some want to be rich they work overtime to get ahead for more money.

But most of the time they get no payment for overtime.

It's easy to find that some don't even need to work but live in luxury,others work around the clock but live a poor life.
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