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Q: the weirdest job in china

what's the weirdest job you or a friend has had or heard about

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Weird jobs you say? China has plenty.

 

The guys who work in bath houses and whose job it is to scrub guys down... that's got to suck.

I've seen it. There will be a (usually fat) naked dude lying on a table, and the scrubber who is also near naked goes over him top to bottom with what looks like a scouring glove. They get right in there..lift the nuts, spread the cheeks and everything. God knows why anyone would pay for that but it seems they do.

 

Then there are the eunuchs who became high-ranking public servants back in the day.

Nowadays I don't think it's very common for them to be high-ranking, I think most just became wumaos - but a lot of them self castrated themselves to get the job.

It must have been a hell of a decision to make...if you decide you'd prefer to be a plumber or rickshaw driver after a couple of years on the job there's no reversing the surgery.

 

The people who stand in front of a shoe or clothing store and clap to attract customers- sometimes they will chant in unison - that's another job I always thought was bizarre.

 

The supermarket staff whose job seems to be to stand in groups of three gossiping and blocking the aisles so you can't go down them, you have to turn around and go down the next aisle that probably has a sale on shampoo or expired tofu that day.

 

The 'English Teachers' who can't communicate with the foreign teachers, or even their students in English but will tell anyone who listens how the foreign speaker is 'wrong'.

Their jobs seem to be to unteach whatever English the kids are able to pick up.

It's strange, but they do exist.

 

If you're really looking for a great career though I suggest being the worthless lazy offspring of someone with good connections. Being stupid will help your prospects a lot.

You'll be given a job with a decent salary, pension etc and all you need to do is play with your phone all day and be you. You'll never be asked to do anything or probably even show up at the office. In fact they'd probably prefer it if you just kept out of the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Hotwater:

"The 'English Teachers' who can't communicate with the foreign teachers"

 

my wife has a good friend who's husband is an English teacher. I've met him a number of times now and we've still not had a decent conversation as his spoken English is shit!

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This is awesome, like a compendium of strange professions in China

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trunch:

Indeed.

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I've heard about a company making their interns ask bazillions of questions on a forum that is a part of their website, but I don't recall the name of the company... definitely something related to China...

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Weird jobs you say? China has plenty.

 

The guys who work in bath houses and whose job it is to scrub guys down... that's got to suck.

I've seen it. There will be a (usually fat) naked dude lying on a table, and the scrubber who is also near naked goes over him top to bottom with what looks like a scouring glove. They get right in there..lift the nuts, spread the cheeks and everything. God knows why anyone would pay for that but it seems they do.

 

Then there are the eunuchs who became high-ranking public servants back in the day.

Nowadays I don't think it's very common for them to be high-ranking, I think most just became wumaos - but a lot of them self castrated themselves to get the job.

It must have been a hell of a decision to make...if you decide you'd prefer to be a plumber or rickshaw driver after a couple of years on the job there's no reversing the surgery.

 

The people who stand in front of a shoe or clothing store and clap to attract customers- sometimes they will chant in unison - that's another job I always thought was bizarre.

 

The supermarket staff whose job seems to be to stand in groups of three gossiping and blocking the aisles so you can't go down them, you have to turn around and go down the next aisle that probably has a sale on shampoo or expired tofu that day.

 

The 'English Teachers' who can't communicate with the foreign teachers, or even their students in English but will tell anyone who listens how the foreign speaker is 'wrong'.

Their jobs seem to be to unteach whatever English the kids are able to pick up.

It's strange, but they do exist.

 

If you're really looking for a great career though I suggest being the worthless lazy offspring of someone with good connections. Being stupid will help your prospects a lot.

You'll be given a job with a decent salary, pension etc and all you need to do is play with your phone all day and be you. You'll never be asked to do anything or probably even show up at the office. In fact they'd probably prefer it if you just kept out of the way.

 

 

 

 

 

Hotwater:

"The 'English Teachers' who can't communicate with the foreign teachers"

 

my wife has a good friend who's husband is an English teacher. I've met him a number of times now and we've still not had a decent conversation as his spoken English is shit!

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philbravery:

I thought that was what my wife's job discription was when she married me

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Stiggs:

@ Phil  lol

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many of the jobs in China are just 'busy work' to keep people 'working'

look at how many people it takes to make a purchase of some electrical items in supermarkets and department stores

 

China  - 3+ people

one at the counter, one to carry the item to the register, which is located at the obscure part of the shop, and at least a third person to take your money.

China calls it 'caring for the customer', i call it a .waste of time

Home - 1 person.

 

Also the sales people who follow you around the shop when you are browsing.

JUST GO AWAY AND LET ME LOOK ON MY OWN - i don't want to be stalked.

philbravery:

lol I love it when they follow. see how many laps of the store we can do record still stands at 3lol

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How about... the 5 man team.

 

4 guys stand there watching the 1 guy do all the work. 

 

Then they end up tearing it all up and it is another guy's turn! 

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A: Weird jobs you say? China has plenty. The guys who work in bath h
A:Weird jobs you say? China has plenty. The guys who work in bath houses and whose job it is to scrub guys down... that's got to suck.I've seen it. There will be a (usually fat) naked dude lying on a table, and the scrubber who is also near naked goes over him top to bottom with what looks like a scouring glove. They get right in there..lift the nuts, spread the cheeks and everything. God knows why anyone would pay for that but it seems they do. Then there are the eunuchs who became high-ranking public servants back in the day.Nowadays I don't think it's very common for them to be high-ranking, I think most just became wumaos - but a lot of them self castrated themselves to get the job.It must have been a hell of a decision to make...if you decide you'd prefer to be a plumber or rickshaw driver after a couple of years on the job there's no reversing the surgery. The people who stand in front of a shoe or clothing store and clap to attract customers- sometimes they will chant in unison - that's another job I always thought was bizarre. The supermarket staff whose job seems to be to stand in groups of three gossiping and blocking the aisles so you can't go down them, you have to turn around and go down the next aisle that probably has a sale on shampoo or expired tofu that day. The 'English Teachers' who can't communicate with the foreign teachers, or even their students in English but will tell anyone who listens how the foreign speaker is 'wrong'.Their jobs seem to be to unteach whatever English the kids are able to pick up.It's strange, but they do exist. If you're really looking for a great career though I suggest being the worthless lazy offspring of someone with good connections. Being stupid will help your prospects a lot.You'll be given a job with a decent salary, pension etc and all you need to do is play with your phone all day and be you. You'll never be asked to do anything or probably even show up at the office. In fact they'd probably prefer it if you just kept out of the way.      -- Stiggs