An online post listing white-collar workers' four most hated modern
inventions is gaining popularity in cyberspace. Read on to discover what
contraptions the modern professional dreads.
The mobile phone is on
the list of white-collar workers' four most hated modern
Number one on the most-hated list is the punch machine.
32-year-old Mr. Zhang works for an IT company. He listed the punch machine as
his number one workday enemy after a number of unavoidable incidents made him
late to punch in for work. Zhang says most of his colleagues are hardworking
people, but they feel like the boss doesn't trust them when he uses a machine to
evaluate their performance. Zhang plans to find another job at a company that
does not use a punch machine.
Number two is instant noodles.
More and more people today realize instant noodles do not make for a healthy
meal, but lack of time forces many white-collar workers to eat them instead of a
well-rounded dinner. 27-year-old Mr. Zhu is a salesperson who is so busy at work
he doesn't even have time to wash his socks. He regularly eats fast food
takeaways or instant noodles for dinner.
Mattresses weighed in at number three on the most-hated list.
Some veteran employees tell newcomers that having a mattress at work is just
like having a home at the company. To encourage their employees to work
overtime, a number of companies have issued their employees with mattresses so
they can catch a nap under their desks at any time of day. People have started
rejecting the mattress and taking better care of their health after the media
reported a number of people who died due to overwork last year. But the mattress
still ranks on the "most hated" list.
And last, but not least, the mobile phone.
A surgeon from a Beijing hospital says more and more white-collar workers are
turning up with a strange disease they dub "mobile phone elbow". The patients'
elbows are painful or numb, and sometimes they can't even raise their hands. The
doctor says the disease occurs when patients spend more than 4 hours on their
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