A young man was photographed holding a hand-written sign looking for “beggar workers” this past week in Sichuan province’s Dazhou Central Square, according to China News.
The man explained in his sign that he took a Shanghai-based training course on how become a professional beggar back in 2009. After that, he begged on almost all the streets in Sichuan. He stressed that making thousands of yuan per month begging was not a big deal and that it was much better than an office job.
A reporter who contacted the beggar with the QQ number provided on the sign discovered that he was a 16-year-old named Yang Xiaotao. He begged for money with another 19-year-old worker, and they claimed that they could earn 200 yuan per day and 800 yuan in three hours at the most. They usually dressed like students and simply pretended that they didn’t have money to go back home. They said they never failed to earn cash.
Yang said he would divide the money equally among his workers. Moreover, he set standards for new recruitments, who must be left-behind children or people with divorced parents. He said these were the types of people who would be willing to beg and lead a vagrant life with him.
Kids these days. Sleuths interested in the job offer may be able to track the fellow down with the visible QQ numbers as seen in this video.
By Lucy Liu