An online survey has found that working Chinese people spend 8.66 hours at work on average, and 60 percent of those who took the survey noted they “voluntarily work extra hours,” Chutian Metropolitan Daily reported.
Report on Average Index of Working People in China 2012 found people, especially those working in private companies, are under pressure to appear diligent or face termination for “lack of devotion.”
Moreover, only a small number of companies offer compensation or rewards for employees’ overtime work.
HR experts at Zhaoping.com noted an employee can work 36 extra hours per month at most, according to China’s labor law, and employees can turn to a labor arbitrary agency for help if they are forced to work extra hours.
(China.org.cn July 13, 2012)