A 40-year-old woman’s decision to quit her job and become a ‘full-time daughter’ in the employment of her own parents has sparked controversy in China.
Last year, after 15 years of working for a news agency, 40-year-old Nianan quit her job.
She had to be on-call virtually 24 hours a day and was constantly under tremendous stress.
Luckily, her parents came up with a better employment offer if she just quit the job that made her so miserable.
“Why don’t you just quit your job? We’ll take care of you financially,”
“Why don’t you just quit your job? We’ll take care of you financially,” the woman’s parents said, promising to pay her 4,000 yuan ($1,270 FJD) per month if she just came and lived with them.
That obviously meant no more housing costs, and saving massively on food and various household items, as the parents would take care of such expenses.
So Nianan quit her job and became a ‘full-time daughter’.
After a year in her parents’ employment, Nianan describes her profession as one “filled with love”.
She spends her days accompanying her mother and father when they go grocery shopping, she cooks dinner with them every evening, drives them around when they need to, and even has an hour to dance with them every day.