Although the economic situation is not good, the competition is still fierce. Young people in China have begun to create “workplace personas.” They use their wild imaginations and images to ridicule and protect themselves and avoid pain that is far from themselves.
China’s economic recovery is slower than expected, competition in the workplace is fierce, and life is miserable. More and more young Chinese are posting funny photos or images on social platforms to express their frustrations in the workplace environment and the street world. Giving yourself a role that is completely different from reality is called a “workplace persona.”
According to the Chinese website of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), many young people have carefully created their own “workplace personas” on the Chinese social platform Xiaohongshu, which has become a way for young people to express their frustrations.
According to data from data analysis provider “Shinbang”, the topic “workplace personality” was approximately created in July 2022. By October of the same year, it had been viewed 20 million times.This year new graduates are enteringemploymentMore topics related to this were created in the market between May and September.
Lack, who works in advertising and marketing, shared his experience in the report. He originally hoped to establish his own advertising company at the age of 35, or have an advertising work he could be proud of, but many advertising companies failed to do so.pandemicIt went bankrupt during this period, and recovery is still limited. His hopes are about to be dashed.
He said candidly, “I don’t know where else to go in life, I just have to travel to get to work every day.” His initial enthusiasm and liveliness have given way to a sense of despair. And Gradually came to agree that “working is just to eat, and I don’t expect myself to feel or make achievements.”
Under such circumstances, she began to create her own workplace persona “goddess” and used fate, customs, and other reasons to deal with unreasonable demands at work.
Another Ms. Zhu, who just graduated from school last year and entered the workplace, mentioned in the report that she plans to become a glamorous office worker, showing up to the office with exquisite makeup every day and making herself a latte. Used to fantasize about.
However, in reality, after a difficult job search period, she is now engaged in new media work in a theatre. Although it is stable, his income is quite low, close to the local minimum standard. Furthermore, working overtime has become a normal part of his job, and it is not uncommon for him to take his work home and stay up until midnight.
Therefore, he also established a workplace persona for himself”harry potterDobby is the house elf in the series”, and every time he hears his boss say he can skip work, he becomes suspicious. “The boss said Dobby could skip work, but can Dobby can leave? Can Dobby really leave?”
She said it was like the edges had been smoothed, and often the boss would say you could leave work, “but when you get home, you find there are new things for you.”
Lin Lin, 23, who works in the Internet industry, mentioned in the report that the Internet technology industry in China is highly competitive and has been severely regulated by the government in the past few years, so the employee turnover rate is very high.
Because I’m worried that I could lose my job at any time, I have a personality at work to facilitate getting along with my coworkers. “Every time I change jobs, I can adopt a different role. It’s a way to deal with complex workplace relationships.”
She also admitted that the lifestyle of the “workplace character” is very painful, but because it is too painful, there is no way to change it, “I can only treat it as a comedy.”