Photo Gallery 017: Chinese Entrepreneurs Working Overtime
摘要： Working overtime is quite common in the Chinese Internet industry. Open any social networking app of business professionals, and you will find lots of anonymous articles and posts complaining that some company is a “sweatshop” and that employees are treated as robots. Yet, for entrepreneurs who are buried into their startups so much, there is no such things as “working overtime”.
[Our aim is to record individuals and entrepreneurs in the Internet industry through TMTpost’s new column Photo Gallery: whether young ambitious entrepreneurs who have just found their place in the world of business, star investors who walk through different venues, programmers who spend hours of time writing codes in front of the computer screen, or Internet operators, geeks, even delivery guys…It is their collective efforts and devotion that constitute the Internet world we live in right now, so their moments are worth recording, and remembering.
Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth; photos are free, but they are also full of traps. Therefore, only we present the images we see, and you are free to have your own understanding of these individuals.]
Working overtime is quite common in the Chinese Internet industry.
Open any social networking app of business professionals, and you will find lots of anonymous articles and posts complaining that some company is a “sweatshop” and that employees are treated as robots, not human beings in some company.
However, when I tried to get in touch with authors of these posts, most of them refused to talk about it.
The inconvenient truth is that most people have no choice but to work overtime since they all have to make a living and afford their family. Yet, for entrepreneurs who are buried into their startups so much, there is no such things as “working overtime”. After all, the stake might be too high in their startups or they rely too much on their startups.
If you are also an entrepreneur, we invite you to read through this piece of article and have a taste of this bowl of “chicken soup” (which means to try to learn something out of some general principles and common sense).
From TMTpost Photo Gallery 016, we will start to combine video clips with pictures and words, so that we can better tell the story of not only every individual in the Chinese Internet industry, but also this era of you and me.
In another office, Zhong Jie, another co-founder, was also buried in his work. He took great efforts to recruit new members for their startup. “Most people are satisfied with doing their fair share of job, while only few people are willing to do as much things as an entrepreneur should. We have to be very careful in recruiting new members, since we’ve got to miss a lot if one employee chose to leave,” he explained. It is his deepest wish that he could find someone who are willing to work together with them and feel a sense of achievement through setting the same goal and pursuing it.
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Photos don’t lie, but they don’ tell the whole truth
Photos are free, but also full of traps
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Translated by Levin Feng (Senior Translator at PAGE TO PAGE), working for TMTpost.