TOP 10 industries of unnatural deaths in China

With the sudden death of a 25-year old employee in Ogilvy & Mather China on 14 May 2013, more and more people are concerning about the high work pressure by the young people in China. Below is a recent online ranking exposing the top 10 stressful industries in which high work pressure is faced by employees in China.

10. The express delivery industry, example: STO (申通)

express delivery

On December 13, 2011 an employee of the STO was found in sudden death the company dorm. Workers suspected that because of the online shopping hot promotions, STO Express orders surged, the continuous overtime led to the sudden death.

“Basically every day the work is from 7 am to the 21:00, morning to evening every day, and sometimes there is no time lunch.” This is voice of a typical postman in the express delivery industry in China.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ☆

The event influence: ★ ☆

9. The gaming industry, example: Kingsoft

 kingsoft sudden death2

On September 4, 2012, Kingsoft gaming programmer’s sudden death shocked the entire Internet industry, it is understood the employee was working for the “Westhouse” game during work time at age of 25.

The glamorous gaming companies, in fact are known for the high-intensity work.

The overwork Index: ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ☆

Events influence: ★ ★ ★

8. The Internet industry, examples: Tencent, Netease and others

There is intense competition in the Chinese Internet market which is changing fast, many employees are hard-working and doing regular overtime, for fear that a new wave of Internet trend will make their business and jobs out of date.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ☆

Events force: ★ ☆

7. The communications industry, example :Huawei

huawei sudden death

Communications industry in China started late, the market is changing rapidly, now Huawei has become the world’s number one communications equipment provider. Huawei attached great importance to technology – 43% of employees are engaged in research and development and Huawei promotes the mattresses culture. The so-called “mattress culture(床垫文化)” refers to that almost every developer in Huawei has a mattress. During lunch break, employees will sleep on the mattress on the grounds wearing clothes; and after feeling tired of doing overtime they will simply sleep on the mattress overnight.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★

Events force: ★ ☆

6. The financial industry, examples: major investment banks

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ☆

Events influence: ★ ★ ★ ☆

5. Entrepreneurial industry, examples: SME founders

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★

The event influence: ★ ★ ★ ★

4. E-commerce business, example: Taobao online shop owners

taobao shop owner sudden death

In June 2011, the 25-year-old Taobao sellers Minmin died due to excessive fatigue; May 2012, 27-year-old Taobao shopkeeper Susu died with arachnoid cerebral hemorrhage; June 2012, 25-year-old Crown Taobao seller Xiao Xia was found in fatigue dead; July 2012, the 24-year-old Taobao seller died before wedding; October 2012, 29-year-old Taobao shopkeeper Wen-Jun Xu died due to fatigue……

Overtime index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★ ★

The event influence: ★ ★ ★ ★

3. Media industry, examples: Sohu, 17173

Salary is usually not high in the media industry, but the competition is fierce, media spirit drives people to search for news to protect their jobs from time to time; media people have a great voice, but with greater the responsibility and the greater the pressure ……They called themselves “News Labor”.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★

Event influence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

2, Creative public relations industry, example: Ogilvy & Mather China

With the sudden death of a 25-year old employee in Ogilvy & Mather China on 14 May 2013, more and more people are concerning about the high work pressure by the young people in China.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★ ☆

Event influence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

1. Processing and manufacturing, example: Foxconn with frequent jumping events

foxconn jumping

Founded in 1974, Foxconn Technology Group is the world’s largest high-tech foundry company, with Apple and other companies as its clients. From the first Foxconn employee jumping on November 5, 2010 January 23, 2010, 14 from jumping events have occurred in the company.

Some experts believed that the processing force in 2010 reached 800,000 in Foxconn, the reason for the frequent jumping events was because of Foxconn’s class system, the staffs especially front-line the mechanics were under long-term high-intensity work in a highly stressful state, also they bore management personnel’ abuse or corporal punishment, as if they were almost a machine, self-esteem had been almost completely ignored.

The Foxconn China had become a microcosm of the factory of the world, the “omnipotent” Chinese workers contribute to the global production of inexpensive goods, but a huge health and even the cost of human lives have been paid.

Fatigue index: ★ ★ ★ ★

Health damage: ★ ★ ★ ★

Event influence: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Source: i黑马

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