Pinduoduo’s employee killer overtime culture
The working-overtime culture prevails among the internet industry in China, from high-tech companies to e-commerce platforms. Another case of an employee’s sudden death caused by lengthy working hours was reported from Pinduoduo, a Chinese leading group-buying service provider. The company later responded via the popular Q&A platform Zhihu with its official account claiming the tragedy was just a problem of this society. However, the post was soon deleted, explaining it was by an employee who forgot to log out from the official Pinduoduo account when sharing his opinion.