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Hi everyone! Welcome to Mandarin Corner
I am Eileen.
Recently, I've got a new idea. (3)
That is to write short stories regarding my personal experiences.
Then make them into videos to help you
study more commonly used ways of Chinese expressions.
The first story I want to tell you
was about my experience working in a factory.
When I was in elementary school, my grades were pretty good
I was considered a good student and the teacher liked me.
But went I got to middle school
I got poor grades in the new subjects I had to take.
Especially in English and Physics,
so I did not get into high school.
Also, I had no chance to getting into university.
After graduating from middle school, I went to a technical school
My major was CNC machinist.
Actually, I don't know what CNC means.
I just randomly choose this major.
Basically, I just wasted two years.
I didn't learn anything.
Graduates of technical schools are usually sent to work in factories.
After graduating in 2008, I went to a factory in Jiangsu Province as a general worker.
They produce computer circuit boards.
That was a very large factory
At that time they had more than 8,000 employees.
The factory was located in a small town.
Because this was a huge, wealthy factory.
My job was to test whether or not our products met our standards.
We needed to work 12 hours everyday.
Every month we would rotate our work shift.
In other words, I would work day shift this month
from eight in the morning to eight in the evening
and next month I would be on the night shift.
The night shift was from eight in the evening to eight in the morning.
I could not get used to night shifts.
Especially in the first few days.
By 3 or 4 in the morning I would get very sleepy.
I wanted to sleep, I couldn't keep my eyes open and I kept yawning.
Standing there, I was like a zombie but I could not go to sleep.
Hence I would secretly run to the toilet to sleep for a few minutes
Fortunately, most of my colleagues at the factory were of the same age
so we all got alone.
Everyday at work we talked and laugh. We were very happy!
I worked standing up and everyday I stood up 12 hours.
Sometimes my feet would develop blisters. It was very painful!
Some employees had to sit while at work.
But sitting for 12 hours everyday also resulted in painful butts.
So it did not matter if your work involved sitting or standing, it was all uncomfortable.
What I look forward the most was meal times
because I could finally sit down.
I could rest my poor feet and enjoy the food.
The factory has a canteen and the food was okay.
But after eating the food for awhile, it did not taste very good.
The fee for the food was 30 yuan a month
which was one yuan a day.
This fee allows you to eat three meals a day in the canteen.
It was so cheap!
At that time, the use of disposable chopsticks was prohibited because of environmental protection.
The factory gave us a set of cutlery,
a pair of chopsticks and a spoon
We brought them everyday to work.
We would use them when eating
After eating, we would wash them clean so we could use them again next time.
The factory would issue a card to each employee.
This was an all-purpose card.
You had to use the card when you got to work and when you finish work.
The finance department would pay us salary based on the check in and check out records recorded in the cards.
The card also allow us to eat, enter the factory and the dormitory
All I needed to do was use this card.
So you must absolutely never lose this card.
When working in the factory, you did not need to buy clothes at all.
Because you had to wear work clothes and even work shoes everyday!
We (also) had a dormitory for employees.
The monthly fee was 50 yuan.
In every dormitory room were eight people.
Many people think that only boys don't like cleanliness.
Actually, this is not true!
Many girls in our dormitory were also very dirty.
The clothes in their closet were all very messy.
Sometimes they would not wash their cloths, and it really stunk!
There was no private bathroom in the dormitory.
So we had to take our showers in the public bathroom.
Let me tell you a funny thing about this.
There were many cubicles in the public bathrooms.
Everyone had to take a showers in these little cubicles but there were no doors!
So we could see each other naked!
The first time I walked in to take a shower
I was so scared that I ran back to the dormitory
because I never seen so many people naked!
I simply could not believe my eyes.
Since I was only 18 years old, I was very shy.
Every time I went to shower, I would go either very early or very late
because I was embarrassed to undress in front of some many people.
After a while, I got used to it
and would not feel embarrassed.
This was the first job in my life.
It was also the first time I depended on myself to earn money.
I remembered the basic salary was 750 yuan, plus overtime pay.
(So), the monthly salary was between 1000 to 2000 yuan.
Although the salary was not high, it was enough (for basic needs).
Every time I got paid
I would always go to the supermarket to buy snacks
like cookies and spicy food.
Mostly unhealthy food.
A year later, I discovered that I had unexpectedly gained 5 kg.
My face got round a lot because I got fat.
I think the one year I spend working at the factory was really interesting.
It was just very tiring and I could not stand working the night shift.
Also, I worry that staying up all night often would affect my health.
So I quit this job after a year.
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