After leaving her office job to work with animals, a 26-year-old attractive Chinese pig farm worker becomes an internet phenomenon

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Because she is attractive and intelligent, a 26-year-old Chinese pig farmer has gained widespread attention. She chooses to live an agricultural lifestyle in exchange for a monthly wage of 6,000 yuan (US$830).

The woman, whose last name is Zhou, is from the southwest Chinese province of Yunnan. She majored in literature for her bachelor’s degree. Despite working on the farm for three years, she doesn’t seem to be regretting it.

“I feel wonderful. Zhou said to Sina News, ” I’ve been here for a good amount of time.

Zhou claimed that she left her prior office job because it depressed her and that she took the position instead.

Zhou was hesitant to accept her friend’s recommendation to become a pig farmer since she didn’t think it was a respectable job and her family wasn’t supporting her.

Still, she chose to take the job because she has always loved animals. Sorting through pig placentas was a difficult first chore for her, but she persisted despite the blood and unpleasant stench.

She replied, “I don’t know if I’m growing numb to it or getting used to it, but I’m not afraid of it anymore.”

She now works as a skilled worker, providing injections for medical conditions and feeding the pigs.

Zhou, a well-groomed and conventionally attractive woman, is seen in a viral video holding a baby pig in her arms while wearing blue work clothes and giving an adult pig a hydration drip.

“It’s a dream job,” Zhou declared. The media’s attention to her narrative reignited a conversation about vocations and life decisions.

Zhou made the following statement in a selfie video that she shared on Douyin on March 20: “If possible, I think people can make bold attempts to take part in the jobs they like and not care about how others see specific jobs.”

She was called a “courageous woman” by one online observer, while another questioned her about what it was like to work in a profession she loved.

In China, more and more youth are choosing their careers more based on pleasure and quality of life than on salary.

A 30-year-old lady in eastern China with a master’s degree from a prestigious university left a well-paying job in March of last year to work as a watermelon farmer.

A 22-year-old university graduate from western China accepted a job in a cemetery in November 2022 to avoid office politics and have a better work-life balance.