According to Jimu News, on July 28, Huihui (pseudonym), a 22-year-old girl who worked in Hangzhou, stayed up late and worked overtime continuously for an Internet company. After suffering from a sudden illness, she died after being in the ICU for many days. Her case aroused widespread attention.

The hospital diagnosis may be “sudden death caused by myocarditis.”

The girl’s father said that his family was all from low-income households.

Huihui took out a loan to go to school, and after graduation, she worked hard to reduce the burden on the family. And finally, she died at the age of 22 years old. Her father posted, “I hope young people will also take good care of their bodies when they work hard.” 

The post drew attention to the conflict between “business overtime work” and “employee wellness.”

According to Jimu News, relevant information shows that Xu Huihui worked overtime from mid-June to early July. Overtime hours usually start at 11 pm and continue until 4 am or even 5 am the next day. Xu Huihui’s overtime hours have long exceeded the “Labor Law” provisions. 

A netizen said you shouldn’t work overtime if your body can’t stand it. After all, health is the most important thing.

Others commented that the incident proves that no matter how young, no life can withstand long hours of overtime. This incident once again reminds the whole society to reconsider the overtime culture.

Behind these painful case incidents, the thing reflected in the company’s concept is that “overtime is the embodiment of struggle” and “employees who do not accept overtime are covetous for comfort.” Some companies still have outdated concepts, so the “overtime culture” is hard to eliminate.

The Human Resources and Social Security Bureau of Binjiang District, Hangzhou, announced that it had linked relevant units to investigate.

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