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Feb 24, 2022 06:49 AM
TECH

Death of ByteDance Employee Renews Overwork Controversy

ByteDance revised its overtime policy in November 2021 to implement a “10-7-5” working schedule.
ByteDance revised its overtime policy in November 2021 to implement a “10-7-5” working schedule.

A 28-year-old employee of ByteDance Ltd., the Chinese owner of popular short-video app TikTok, died after exercising at the company gym, ByteDance said Wednesday.

The incident came just two weeks after the sudden death of a 25-year-old content reviewer at short video platform Bilibili Inc., renewing discussion of high pressure and long working hours in China’s tech sector that has been linked to a number of employee deaths.

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