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I grew up in Canada and have worked in China since 2015. Overtime definitely depends on industry, or more importantly a government job or private company. For government jobs, it is pretty lax. A lot of government jobs are usually 9:30am-11:30am, lunch break. then 2:30pm-5pm.
But private company jobs often have lots of overtime. And a lot of tech firms, design firms, finance or other service firms are infact private companies. In my case, as an architect, 50-60 hours a week is common.
However, I feel overtime in China is actually pretty unproductive, usually caused by needless bureaucracy, bad client management, and just unhealthy overtime culture. I remember this one time, I finished my assigned work from my manager and left on time because my parents came to China to see me. The next day I was reprimanded for leaving before the project group finished their work. I was stunned at this, since I was focused and finished early rather than doing “tea breaks” and chatting during work.

我在加拿大長大,自2015年以來一直在中國工作。加班肯定取決于行業,或者更重要的是(你在)政府工作還私營公司。對于政府工作來說,這是相當寬松的。很多政府工作通常是上午9點半到11點半,然后午休時間。然后是下午2點半到5點。
但私企的工作經常有很多加班時間。許多科技公司、設計公司、金融或其他服務公司實際上都是私企。就我而言,作為一名建筑師,每周工作50-60小時是很常見的。
然而,我覺得在中國加班實際上是非常低效的,通常是由不必要的官僚主義、糟糕的客戶管理和不健康的加班文化造成的。我記得有一次,我完成了經理分配的工作,因為父母來中國看我,所以我準點離開了。第二天,我因為在項目組完成工作之前離開而受到斥責。我對此感到震驚,因為我很認真,很早就完成了工作,而不是在工作中“茶歇”和聊天。