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Q: What are the most undervalued professions in China?

Heard doctors in China hardly made any money at all.
I have one friend who recently graduated from Qinghua, got a job as an engineer in a nuclear plant and makes less than 8K a month.

9 years 1 week ago in  Business & Jobs - China

 
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I i can all it a profession..... the people cleaning the streets...... there is no consideration, as soon as they cleaned a area (in fact while they still around) people throw things around. i always tell the students it could be your grandmother who is cleaning there.....would you like people do this to her??

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I have much respect for the street cleaners, all of whom look like they are really trying to keep the place clean. The ones who clean the snow and chip away the ice as well. They do a great job in cleaning the mess of those inconsiderate people who just throw trash anywhere. If the rest of the people worked as hard, honestly and diligently as most of the cleaners the country could achieve a lot.

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Personally I say the Farmers (they call them "peasants" here). They keep the machine fueled and they're suffering the most.

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Every job performed by a migrant worker is an undervalued job. City dwellers view migrants as aliens in their own country and don't even bother hiding their disdain for them. It's insane because the rapid influx of workers is what has made China so successful. Migrant workers have pretty much built China and they are reaping none of the rewards for their hard work.

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Anyone at any level of society (rich or poor, white or blue colar) who does their job well seems to be treated like a pariah and paid less than their lazy drunk counterparts. So I guess the answer is: Anyone who takes pride in their work.

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Waitresses in restaurants. They are barked and screamed at 8-10 hours a day by extremely rude customers, receive no tips and are usually on minimum wage. Even in the West, working as a waitress can be tough and you need to develop thick skin to not let rude people's comments and disrespectful attitudes get to you, but in China that problem is a thousand times worse.

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People working in coal mines. When they sign up to work in mines they are basically signing their life away. Even if they don't die in a mining accident, they're shaving at least 20 years off their life by breathing in all that dust and fumes all day. Sure, their families get compensation, but is a life only worth a few thousand kuai?

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I will go in order on who I think are under valued

Coal Miners for sure, man that type of pay versus death

Farmers, who can live without vegetables

Street Cleaners of course, but at least they have a job

The professions such as doctor, engineer. Maybe some people don't realize but a doctor only does 4 years in University to study medicine, a surgeon 4 years plus two years on the job. Keep that in mind before you get sliced here. Engineers are similiar.

Workers have no real education in their specified field and considering the quality of work they do, I wouldn't pay them much more. Waitresses and Waiters perfer to not do their actual job and talk on the phone. If they speak a little English for some reason they feel they should be a CEO.

Chinese Graphic designers get paid really low in comparison to what I used to make in the States with the same knowledge but then again i never really see any superb graphics on their name brand magazines and books Cool

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The factory workers who make your iPhone, iPad, PC, MAC, etc

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Public School Teachers.

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Get off the fukin' keyboard! Are you retarded or something? 

Nobody logon here anymore, because of your re-posting of inane replies to the threads from 5 years ago!

 

 

Admin, 'cmon!

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