Chinese woman has chosen to work in a cemetery to achieve… work-life balance
China: Tan described her job as "a life of early retirement" and said that it offers leisure time.
A woman surnamed Tan, 22 is working in a cemetery to achieve a better work-life balance and avoid office politics, a report said. Tan shared videos and images of her "peaceful" workplace on Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, showing a mountainside cemetery in western China's Chongqing municipality, South China Morning Post reported.
“Let me show you the working environment of a Gen Z grave keeper. It's a simple and cushy job. There are cats and dogs and the internet,” she reportedly said.
Tan described her job as "a life of early retirement" and said that it offers leisure time, a scenic view, an environment free from office politics and a long commute.
“Because I live here, I jokingly call myself a ‘grave keeper’,” she said.
Her job includes receiving guests, selling tombs and sweeping graves on behalf of relatives of the dead, the report said. Tan works six days a week from 8.30 am to 5 pm and gets a two-hour lunch break, earning a monthly salary of about 4,000 yuan ( ₹45,766).
On her videos, social media users responded to her decision with one user writing, "Such a job was regarded as unlucky in the old days but is a peaceful one to modern people."
“I like this job too. You don't need to deal with people, and there's no office politics,” another said.
The report said that Tan responded to the many comments she received saying, "This is just an ordinary job. I am just doing something that I find ordinary. I am satisfied with my life at the moment and I will stick with this job."