A former senior TikTok employee publicly opened up about quitting his $220,000 job after a year, saying he experienced a ‘996’ culture of overwork and secrecy

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From the article: *996 refers to working practices in China, where employees can work from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week.*


Man… I see a lot of comments here saying that they don’t mind or will take a 72 hours (minimum) work week for that money. Well, go ahead and take it. Just remember that life is more than about $$$, especially if you have a family. There’s a reason we now have the “Great Resignation”….


I used to work 6 to 6, 6 days a week. We used to call it The Devil’s Schedule


220k? So an entry level SWE at tik tok lol


That would be a great strategy if it weren’t for taxes and the cost of living. Saving 100k a year for 10 years might be realistic.