Beijing: Alibaba founder Jack Ma gave advice to his employees on the spirit of â669â (sex for six days, sex six times, with emphasis on duration) to improve their life. This came after he counselled his employees on â996â (9 am to 9 pm, six days a week at workplace).
During Alibaba staffâs group wedding in China the countryâs richest man gave this advice, according to a report in the British publication Daily Mail.
âAt work, we emphasize the spirit of â996â. In life, we should follow â669,ââ Jack Ma said.
The 54-year-old Ma was speaking at a mass wedding organised by his company. This event takes place every year on âAli Dayâ on May 10 at his companyâs headquarters in Hangzhou.
The technology industry has criticised â996â work philosophy.
Many net users called â669â philosophy lewd as it gained traction on social media.
âWho on earth would have the energy to do 669 at home after 996 during work?â remarked one user.
The â669â quote was posted on Alibabaâs official page on Chinese social network Weibo with a winking emoji.
âMaking a lewd joke in public and notoriously promoting it - are you being responsible to minors? Thumbs down this time,â said another user.