China's tech work culture is so intense that people sleep and bathe in their offices
"The pace of Chinese internet company growth is extremely fast," Cui Meng, general manager and co-founder of data startup Goopal, told Reuters. "I've been to the US and the competitive environment there isn't as intense as in China."
This has led many workers to put in overtime, sleeping at their desks, on cots, or even in provided bunk beds. Many employees are encouraged to live at the office during the workweek. Lunchtime naps are generally allowed, and those who end up staying past midnight usually pass out in the office.
Reuters photographer Jason Lee recently got an inside look at the phenomenon. Here's what he saw.
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