Mortician Occupation Becoming Popular in China

| May 12th, 2014

Young people in China are opting at an increasing rate to become morticians. A funeral service center in Jiaxing, a city of eastern China’s Zhejiang province has particularly been popular with adults born after 1990. Training for funeral service is showing up in vocational schools around the country.

At a university in northern Taiwan, death is the focal topic in one of the classes. Since 2009, teachers from the school in Miaoli county have been teaching students about dealing with […]Read more…

Mother hunts son down to go work for state-owned enterprise

| March 16th, 2012

 

There is a huge gap between the post-80s generation and their parents’ generation in terms of what makes good occupation. Usually, the parents like it safe and prefer their precious only child to work for the government at best or state-owned enterprises at least they are considered as unbreakable iron bowl with good pay and well-above-average welfare program. Whereas the post-80s tend to want to get out there and pursuit their own life. Days ago Chongqing Morning Paper featured a […]Read more…

Robber returns stolen property back to poor college student

| March 14th, 2012

From Netease:

In the morning on March 9, Xiao Liu, accompanied by a friend got ready to participate in a job fair interview in Zhanjiang city.  When they got off the bus, suddenly a man riding a motorcycle snatched her handbag.  She tried to catch up to him, but only to see the robber riding an unlicensed motorcycle and disappearing in the rain.

Frightened, Liu had tears in her eyes.  After graduated from college, she traveled alone to Zhanjiang looking a job.  […]Read more…

Me, in the eyes of …

| February 17th, 2012

From Weibo:

In others’ eyes, do you look like yourself in the mirror? or like a photo of you?  With someone else’s perspective to look at yourself, is the same as looking into a mirror? On February 15,  @果壳网 started the picture series of “in the eyes of…” on Weibo micro-blog.  Format: Use a series of pictures to express yourself in the eyes of parents, friends, passers-bys etc.  The result showed us many netizens’ current suffering situation…

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Virgin with C cup breasts is required for job as tea picker

| April 22nd, 2011

From Netease | translated by Julie | edited by Key

“Is it true or some kind of publicity stunt that the qualification for a job as tea-picking worker is being a virgin with C cup breasts?” The shocking job ad of Henan Gushi Xijiuhua Mountain Development Company had triggered heated discussion among netizens. However, the recruiter responded that it was indeed true due to “inherited customs.”

The daily wage of a full-time tea-picking worker is 500 Yuan

On April 14, a talent […]Read more…

Woman with Master’s degree From Beijing University becomes house painter

| March 4th, 2011

From Sina | Translated by Ivan | Edited by Key

SU Lijie, 39-year-old woman with her master’s degree from Beijing University, ended up working as a house painter back in her hometown. She said that her life is steady, and her soul relaxed.

Born in Nanyang, Henan Province, during her stay in Beijing after graduating from Beijing University in 2005, SU Lijie once taught in universities and also worked in companies. At that time, she tried to integrate into the metropolitan life […]Read more…

Beautiful girls walk runway for “CEO high-end jobs”

| November 29th, 2010

On the wall: “The 2nd Chengdu CEO high-end talent head hunt”

From Netease:

In the evening of November 27, 40 beautiful young girls walked the runway at a hotel in Chengdu. They were not models nor in a beauty pageant, but applying for jobs. The people hiring were the big bosses of 80 companies. Was this job recruitment or dating service? The public questioned.

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Young girl failed to get a job plans to sell her kidney to pay for cosmetic surgery

| November 12th, 2010

From MOP:

Yesterday I saw a very cheerful girl on the Jiangsu Province local TV. She is not ugly, but her thoughts really scared me. This little girl said she wanted to sell one of her kidneys to raise money for her cosmetic surgery. The young girl went to a cosmetic surgery hospital in Nanjing, and the doctors refused the request after they found out about her plan. Doctors recommended her to go see a psychiatrist.

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Competing in drinking for sales job, interviewees pass out

| November 11th, 2010

(Netease) November 8, 2010, in Jiulongpo district, Chongqing, 4 young men wearing suites were passed out on the ground at the Baguocheng Square which attracted many onlookers. It turned out these 4 young men went to their second around job interview for a sales position at this company. Two of them are still university students about to graduate next year.

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Interesting encounter at the job fair in China

| July 23rd, 2010

(Tianya) Yesterday I went to the job fair, intended to find a job to put food on the table. I was not successful but I unexpectedly bumped into this ‘awesome’ character that shocked me till this day.

This man was very normal and fragile looking, when a pile of his certificates and credentials fell onto the floor, they had scared me that I almost jumped up. Staring at him, this man was fumbling picking up all of his scattered certificates […]Read more…

A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father

| January 9th, 2010

These days, a post titled “A college graduate drifter’s confession letter to his peasant worker father” on MOP triggered heated discussions. Poster named “I am a little cat” (我是小猫猫一个) just graduated from college almost for a year. His monthly salary is one thousand yuan (=150 USD) which is less than his peasant worker father’s, so he had been lying to his family about his life… Many netizens related to him and said “You are not lonely”; “Whether you have money […]Read more…