Chinese woman quits job of 15 years to become ‘full-time daughter’ for $565 a month

Chinese woman quits job of 15 years to become ‘full-time daughter’ for $565 a monthChinese woman quits job of 15 years to become ‘full-time daughter’ for $565 a month
Anna Pou (representational only)
Nianan, a 40-year-old Chinese woman, quit her job to work as a “full-time daughter” for her parents. 
Before the transition, Nianan worked at a news agency for approximately 15 years. However, the job demanded a lot from Nianan, causing increased stress levels, overwhelming pressure and burnout. 
Witnessing their daughter’s struggles, Nianan’s parents offered her a job as a “full-time daughter” in 2022. 
With a pay of 4,000 yuan (approximately $565) per month, Nianan quickly quit her job to assume her responsibilities. 
Nianan described her job as a full-time daughter as a “profession filled with love,” South China Morning Post reports. 
The daughter begins her morning dancing with her parents and going grocery shopping. 
In the evening, Nianan cooks dinner with her father. She also takes responsibility for electronic-related issues, driving and organizing monthly family trips. 
Despite her comfortable circumstances as a full-time daughter, Nianan confessed to feeling the continuing pressure stemming from a “desire to earn more money.” However, Nianan’s parents expressed support for their daughter, stating, “If you find a more suitable job, you can go for it. If you don’t want to work, just stay at home and spend time with us.”
While work as a “full-time daughter” is not commonly recognized, it is an increasingly popular concept for younger generations in China. 
Facing an extremely competitive job market and the workaholic pressure of “996” culture — working from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. six days a week — younger workers are looking for alternative working opportunities.
In addition to being full-time children, other employees have chosen to embrace the “FIVE” lifestyle, which stands for being financially independent and voluntarily employed.
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