You’re not alone, bitter expat English teacher. A survey by the China National Tourism Administration revealed that most Chinese are also dissatisfied with the current statutory vacation model, which requires people to make up for long holidays on weekends:
According to the survey on sina.com on Friday, 82 percent out of 160,000 respondents said they are not satisfied with the current arrangements.
However, only 57 percent of people think the seven-day Spring Festival and National Day holidays are unnecessary while 36 percent say they want to keep them.
Meanwhile, 58 percent said it is unnecessary to borrow a weekend to make up three-day long holidays like the May Day holidays.
The original idea behind the long holidays was to bolster tourist spending, but with China’s rising income income, they’ve been more effective at bolstering hideous overcrowding.