Fifty One Percent of Chinese people don't like their jobs
So when you look at the Chinese in Shanghai for an example you often will see an un-smiling face,
but when you are dealing with someone directly as an example a waitress in a restaurant you will often get an un-excited smile.
Having lived there on four occasions I have the experience to say that people who do not know you in general will not smile at you even if you smile in their face.
The fella who is selling flags in the picture here is not too happy.
A study done back in 2011 by the Gallup Inc. came up with the numbers of 51% and 49%.
The study found that 49% of people working in China do feel that their job is ideal for them.
This Gallup report comes from 4,220 telephone and face-to-face interviews with adults in China.
It also used approximately 1,000 adults in every other economy.
Chicken seller below
The girl below who is selling chickens seems to be quite cheerful.
She was, in fact, a happy gal in her job, but she owns the business, and it is in her best interest to be cheerful toward us as we were buying a chicken for lunch.
In the end, the result of the Gallup Inc study suggested that providing a decent amount of jobs in China isn't enough to fulfill the career expectations of its workforce.
It also doesn't sustain and grow a productive labor pool.
Masters and doctorates
As in other countries in the world there are people in China who have masters degrees and even doctoral degrees and who are not working at a job that they consider being in line with their education.
Some of these educated people aren't even working.
Of all of the Asian countries, Laos is on the top of all of them as far as 90 percent of people saying that they have the ideal job.
The Philippines at 81% and Nepal at 80%, but the opportunities that in the end are presented to them are less exciting in many cases so that would leave them feeling that their job is an OK situation.
In April salaries, in Nanjing, were still considered low but rising slowly and the graduates had hope for a better future.
Many college graduates are earning on average 1,842 RMB.
Of the Nanjing group, 67% did not like the work, as of yet anyway.
Most graduates were only working 37-38 hours a week as compared to the Foxconn assembly line workers who were working more than 40 hours a week.
Nearly all of the recent graduates that were interviewed from the Nanjing college decided to look for work elsewhere within a year.