Hot on Weibo: 连上八天班 Working 8 days in a row


  • “放假一时爽,连班痛一生 ”
  • “连上八天就叫苦?你们这群战斗力只有5的啊…”
  • “爷爷,能讲讲导致人类灭亡的那场大灾变吗?” “唉,这要从2012年年末说起,先是滔天洪水,然后是突来的严寒,还有四处肆虐的僵尸。” “难怪人类灭绝了啊!” “不,人类从这些灾难中顽强地挺了过来,开始庆祝新生后的第一个新年,可是新年过后,他们发现要连上八天班,然后...唉,我说不下去了..”


元旦:1月1日,在中国说“新年”一般是指Chinese New Year, according to lunar calendar.  所以1月1日改称“元旦”。

吐槽:to criticize/complain satirically

战斗力:Literally combat power. It's game term here, because only in games you define combat power with numbers, and 5 is quite low.

渣:literally residue, here means rubbish/trash

洪水:2012年12月 in southeast Asia

严寒:2012年12月 in Russia, Mongolia and North China.


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Comment by Seraph Ching on January 17, 2013 at 11:33pm

I guess they want to make long break so people can go travel, to use some money for economy lol~

Comment by Bob Conrod on January 17, 2013 at 9:33pm
I've been here 15 years. For me ill never understand why the Chinese people put up with this.
It's like they give you "extra" days off but then take them back by adding days to your regular work schedule. Where is the benefit in that?

Comment by Seraph Ching on January 9, 2013 at 12:47pm


Comment by Seraph Ching on January 7, 2013 at 11:06pm

Totally agree!!

Comment by Corinne Dillon on January 7, 2013 at 10:16pm

I have lived in China for more than 5 years now and I still don't understand the 'logic' of this system. Working 8 days in a row is brutal - you're basically punished with an extra-long work week every time a holiday rolls around.

Comment by Seraph Ching on January 7, 2013 at 4:00pm

Yes it's more common in the Chinese new year, the gov makes 7 days off, and need to work on the next weekend too lol~  It happens every year!!

Comment by sikora on January 7, 2013 at 12:39pm

This is crazy!  I heard about this from someone else and I still don't quite get it.  So, the government gave everyone time off, but EVERYONE in China had to work this weekend to make up the vacation days?  Is that right?

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