Top Chinese University Graduate Working as a Domestic Nanny
The résumé of a graduate from a top Chinese university seeking work as a domestic helper has stunned internet users.
Your Trust Home Service, a Shanghai-based high-end housekeeping company, released the resume of the graduate, whose identity was redacted, on a recruitment platform and quickly generated online discussion, according to a report.
Many were shocked to learn a graduate was working as a domestic nanny.
The 29-year-old woman from Nanjing graduated from the prestigious Tsinghua University, ranked 15th best in the world by QS World University Rankings last year, with a bachelor’s degree, although it’s not clear which major she studied.
She described herself as being fluent in Mandarin and English, and good at cooking the foods favoured by many families in Shanghai and the surrounding Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
She expected to find a job with a salary of 35,000 yuan (US$5,500) per month, her résumé showed.
A manager from the housekeeping company said she had already been booked by a client, the report said.
“Talented people like her are rare, but she is not the only one,” the manager said. “We also have nannies with a master’s degree, including those graduating from top overseas universities.”
The high salary for a domestic worker triggered heated discussion on social media.
“She is not an ordinary nanny. She is basically a private teacher,” wrote one person. “Look at her payment. It is so high that what she earns is equivalent to senior managers at enterprises. I envy her.”
“We can’t judge whether an occupation is noble or degrading. It’s just a person’s choice,” a user said on social media app WeChat.
The manager said those domestic helpers with diplomas from leading universities are usually hired as family tutors, teaching children a range of subjects. They can be paid anywhere from 15,000 yuan and 50,000 yuan per month.
“Some clients’ kids study at international schools. So they require the tutors to speak English while teaching kids,” the manager said.