Monthly salary requirements of 35,000 Tsinghua students seeking employment as nannies led to a hot debate

A job advertisement released by a Shanghai-based domestic helper company has sparked much debate: a Tsinghua-educated girl has applied to be a nanny, offering a monthly salary requirement of 35,000 yuan. (Weibo photo)

A job advertisement released by a Shanghai-based domestic helper company has sparked a lot of buzz: a Tsinghua-educated girl has applied for a job as a nanny, offering a monthly salary of 35,000 yuan (RMB, same below).

The ad, which has been circulating on the Internet, shows that the applicant is Li Jing, 29 years old, 160 centimeters tall and weighing 50 kilograms. She has a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and speaks Mandarin and English.

In terms of work experience, she worked as an “assistant” for a family in Shanghai’s upscale residential area “Townsend One”, taking care of a one-year-old toddler, and then for a family of three in Shanghai’s other luxury residential area “Jiuzhang The ad also features a beautiful photo of Li Jing as a “housekeeper” for a family of three in a luxury residential area in Shanghai called “Jiu Mu Tang”.

The ad also includes a photo of Li Jing’s clean ID and states that she has a light taste in cooking.

The housekeeping company on the 28th to the land media “Southern Metropolis Daily” said that the resume “name is a pseudonym, education is true”, also said that the company about 20% of the domestic service staff graduated from the world’s leading universities or to obtain a bachelor’s degree or higher, “there are many high-end talents like Tsinghua, Liverpool University The company’s “Little Red” is a company that has a lot of people who have graduated from world-renowned schools or have obtained bachelor’s degrees.

The company’s “Little Red Book” page can see that Tsinghua graduate girls are indeed not an exception, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and other highly educated home economics abound.

The interviewed staff said, in the domestic service industry, high knowledge talent is mainly engaged in tutor or housekeeper work. The family teacher is responsible for tutoring children’s education, Li Jing applied for the “housekeeper” is not the traditional impression of the public nannies, but the arrangement of domestic work, “including the recruitment of nannies, and home banquet preparations, etc., basically do not do housework “.

The staff also said that such domestic work monthly salary of about 15,000 yuan to 50,000 yuan between, similar to Li Jing education of domestic staff “before one is 600,000 yuan a year”, Li Jing himself “almost 300,000 to 400,000 a year”.

For the Tsinghua senior student hired as a nanny, mainland netizens have different evaluations. Some people say, “waste of education”, “education devaluation, class across the door gap is getting smaller and smaller”, “is only inside the volume”.

Some people also said, “Tsinghua graduate selling pork also can not, do not do home economics also?” “There is no distinction between noble and lowly professions, and elites come from all walks of life”.

There are also people for high salaries, “more money is the king”, “give me a year 50w (million) sweeping the streets also ah”, “out of work is to make money!”

But some netizens retort, “Although the work is certainly their own free choice, but Qingbei (Tsinghua, Peking University) than ordinary universities have better platforms and resources, I think the body should really have a kind of national responsibility. If the students of one of the best universities are only working for money, then where is the hope of our country and nation?”