Employment in China is a major problem, exemplified by the spurt of young, educated job seekers that flood the job market every year.

One Chinese graveyard, however, has opened the door for five lucky women who hold bachelor’s degrees and are fluent in Mandarin. In addition, the women must be tall, educated, dignified, attractive and under 25 to work as funeral attendants for an annual salary of 100,000 RMB ($15,886).

The job description of the funeral attendants is to console those grieving the recent loss of a family member or friend.

Although on the surface this is seemingly a very somber and depressing position, the job does include some cool benefits. The selected candidates will be given luxury accommodations as well as the opportunity to study at home and abroad.

A 10-day training session is required for those chosen for the positions.

As far as the graveyard itself is concerned, it has the reputation of being the biggest and the best in central and eastern China.

It is not known if the residents of the graveyard had anything to do with this recommendation.

Go figure, and check out the video below about employment problems in China today.




M Dee Dubroff is the penname of this freelance writer and former teacher originally from Brooklyn, New York. A writer of ghostly and horror fiction, she has branched out into the world of humorous non fiction writing and maintains eight web sites covering a wide variety of topics. She also writes feature articles for several local newspapers. Her book entitled: A Taste of Funny, and her website, Eat, Drink And Really Be Merry (http://www.ingestandimbibe.com) feature many well researched and humorous articles on the subject of food and drink.