"Hundreds of his classmates are going forth to seek jobs, this brother has no choice but to pull out the last stop: the "negative-salary job.'"
Recently, a third-year college student said that when a well-known company posted a job-offered sign on his school campus, a few hundred of his fellow students rushed out to apply. But there was only one position. To increase their chances of being hired, many of the applicants offered to work without pay. In order to stand out from the crowd of applicants and seize this rare opportunity, he proposed to not only work without pay, but to pay his employee RMB1,000 per month.
When he posted a photo of himself with a sign reading, "I am about to graduate and will soon be faced with unemployment. I agree to pay 1,000 per month, I'm seeking work experience," he soon caught the attention of netizens, with all sorts of people offering their opinions on the phenomenon.
In a QQ poll, 1490 voted "It's normal" while 3324 readers voted "This is dumb."
A few days later, a writer published an editorial on the incident:
For high-school students, June is a scary time, so much so that it's been dubbed "Black June." It's not an easy time for graduating university students either. When June comes around, senior students are all faced with the problem of finding a job, and in today's society, the popular saying "unemployed with a degree" means the month of June can strike fear into the hearts of these graduating students.
In June, on-campus job fairs are crowded affairs filled with hopeful job-seekers. But the stress in today's work environments is already great; finding a job that one really likes is indeed no easy task. So, with the pressure of job-seeking today in mind, the news of the "negative salary" comes as no surprise.
We can empathize with the "negative salary" stunt because today's job offered signs always feature the eye-catching phrase: "Priority given to those with experience." But if you haven't already had a job, how can you have experience? In this kind of vicious cycle, a university student can only buy experience and then try again to look for a job. But in the end this is no permanent solution; it's only a quick fix.
From another point of view, such behavior cannot be approved by everyone. Many people see it as flaunting one's wealth, and since this is, after all, the wealthy "spoiled second generation," why is a job even necessary? Even if he is not part of the rich second generation, if he has this much money, why not just start his own project? If he's really capable of running a business, before he can buy work experience he'll have already earned some money and become a boss. Besides, such "no salary" and "negative salary" jobs are completely illegal.
In terms of human resources, the number of graduating students is incessantly increasing, and this disproportionate number of job seekers to job providers won't change any time soon. If we look at it simply as a job-hunting problem, questions will be resolved by the market. ...