#104 Why millions of young people compete for a public sector job 为什么数百万年轻人想当公务员?

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以前,我和大家聊过“内卷”。( #62 Young Chinese people ‘lying flat’ to escape the ‘rat race’ : https://maomichinese.com/podcast62/ )内卷的意思是没有意义的,没有尽头的竞争。现在,人们又有了一句话:“内卷的尽头是考公”。考公,意思是参加公务员选拔的考试,通过的人可以在政府当公务员。公务员,意思是在公共部门工作的人。一方面,很多人躺平,不想内卷。但是另一方面,也有很多人内卷,考公务员,甚至有些人每一年都参加考试,这一次没有通过,明年继续考。这是为什么呢?今天我们一起来聊一聊吧。

最近几年,当公务员越来越“吃香”了。“吃香”,意思是一个东西很受欢迎,很多人都想要,当公务员越来越吃香,意思是当公务员越来越受欢迎,很多人都在考公,都想当公务员。为什么呢?我想,有这些原因。首先,因为新冠疫情和封锁,很多人都失去了工作,也有很多公司倒闭了。这时候,人们突然明白,原来公务员是最稳定,最安全的工作。稳定,意思是不会有改变。虽然公务员的工资不是特别高,但是收入很稳定,人们也不用担心以后会失业。失业,意思是失去了工作,没有工作。除了收入很稳定以外,做公务员也比较轻松。很多年轻人在公司上班,虽然工资比较高,但是几乎每天都要加班。很多公务员每天都可以按时下班,加班很少。所以,有越来越多的人向往这样的工作。向往,意思是很期待一个事情。比如,我们可以说:“英国的天气太糟糕了,我很向往在天气好的国家生活。”

公务员考试有多么激烈呢?有时候,会有几百个人,甚至几千个人竞争一个工作。也因为这样,如果一个人通过了公务员考试,当了公务员,很多人都觉得这是非常了不起的成就。很多人每一年都参加公务员考试,就算失败了也不想放弃。有一些年轻人在找对象的时候,也喜欢找公务员当男朋友或者女朋友,因为他们觉得公务员的收入很稳定,和这样的人在一起很有安全感。

在我看来,如果一个社会里有越来越多人追求稳定的生活,那么这个社会的经济可能暂时不太好,因为人们做其他工作或者开公司已经很难赚钱了。你怎么看呢?

Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese!

I have talked about “内卷Rat Race” before. (#62 Young Chinese people ‘lying flat’ to escape the ‘rat race’ ) 内卷Rat Race means meaningless and endless competition. Now, people have another saying, “The end of is Kaogong”. Kaogong means to participate in the civil servant selection examination, and those who pass can be civil servants in the government. A civil servant means a person who works in the public sector. On the one hand, many people ‘lie flat’ and don’t want to be in the rat race. On the other hand, there are also many people who get into rat race and take the civil service exam. Some even take the exam every year. If they fail this time and will continue to take the exam next year. Why? Let’s talk together today.

In recent years, being a civil servant has become more and more popular. “吃香” means that something is very popular and many people want it. Being a civil servant is becoming more and more 吃香. It means that being a civil servant is becoming more and more popular. Why? I think there are a few reasons. First of all, because of the covid-19 epidemic and the lockdown, many people have lost their jobs and many companies have closed down. At this time, people suddenly realized that civil servants are the most stable and safe jobs. 稳定 means that there will be no change. Although the wages of civil servants are not particularly high, their income is very stable, and people don’t have to worry about losing their jobs in the future. 失业, means out of work, without a job. In addition to having a stable income, working as a civil servant is relatively easy. Many young people work in the company. Although the salary is relatively high, they have to work overtime almost every day. Many civil servants can get off work on time every day, and there is very little over working. Therefore, more and more people yearn for such jobs. 向往 means looking forward to something. For example, we can say, “The weather in the UK is terrible, and I yearn to live in a country with good weather.”

How tough is the civil service exam? Sometimes, there are hundreds, or even thousands, of people competing for one job. Also because of this, if a person passes the civil service examination and becomes a civil servant, many people think it is a remarkable achievement. Many people take the civil service exam every year and don’t want to give up even if they fail. When some young people are looking for a partner, they also like to find civil servants as boyfriends or girlfriends, because they feel that the income of civil servants is very stable, and they feel safe with such people.

In my opinion, if more and more people in a society pursue a stable life, then the economy of this society may not be good temporarily, because it is already difficult for people to do other jobs or start a company to make money. What do you think? Leave us a comment!

5 thoughts on “#104 Why millions of young people compete for a public sector job 为什么数百万年轻人想当公务员?”

      1. 這是一個非常有趣的話題。 雖然有些人認為公務員的工作真的很無聊,但是你說得對,這是一份穩定的工作。 因為現在很多國家都有經濟問題,大家覺得開公司風險太大。 這是一個很棒的播客,谢謝你。🙂👍

  1. Apologies for the traditional Chinese – I thought it looked strange! Here is what I wanted to say 🙂:
    这是一个非常有趣的话题。 虽然有些人认为公务员工作很无聊,但是你说得对,这是一份稳定的工作。 因为现在很多国家都有经济问题,大家觉得开公司风险太大。 这是一个很棒的播客,谢谢你。

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