Is it honest and honest? The 30 year old middle age crisis of Chinese science and technology industry

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 Is it honest and honest? The 30 year old middle age crisis of Chinese science and technology industry


On a cold day last December, after 9 a.m. Ou Jianxin said goodbye to his wife and two children and went to Shenzhen headquarters of zon, a smartphone maker. Although he was fired by the company more than a week ago, he asked to talk with management again. There are contradictions within our company, he once told his wife, I will probably be the victim. It was not clear whether he met with ZTE management or not, but it was clear that after the arrival of the company, he died from an office in the 26 floor of ZTEs R & D building and was only 42 years old. Four days later, Ou Jianxins widow published an article about her husband on the blog platform. According to its description, ZTE refused to give reasons for the dismissal of Ou Jian Xin. Although the new widow of Europe later deleted the post, the story spread quickly. In four months, the post spread crazily and even visited millions. Although suicide in Europe is still a mystery, it is not important for people who are concerned about their stories. It is important that readers of this story focus on the new age of European construction. According to data from Zhaopin, 3/4 of technology practitioners are less than 30 years old. The hot debate on the Internet just reflects the anxieties that have been in existence for many years. Chinese netizens call it the 30 year old midlife crisis. In spite of a black hair, smooth skin and a girls appearance, Helen Hersi, a human resource manager for a technology company in Shanghai, is well aware of age - related pressures: the 38 year old ho Xi was told by his boss not to recruit people over 35 years old. Most of the more than 30 year old people are married and are tired of their families - they cant focus on high - intensity jobs, she said. Although the traditional idea might push herself back to the job market in the near future, if a 35 year old job seeker doesnt want to be a manager, the company is hiring. Dont even look at a resume. Idealistic youth can be regarded as the DNA of the American science and technology industry. Steve Jobs (SteveJobs), Bill Gate (BillGates) and Mark Zuckerberg (MarkZuckerberg) were all dropouts from the university to start apple, Microsoft, and Facebook, and their corporate culture was full of dismissive of authority. Since 2015, Google has been struggling with age related employee action in California; in March, a ProPublica survey showed that IBM had cut 20000 American elderly employees over the past five years, and significantly increased the post - born employees in 1980. But both companies said they had complied with the labour law. The same is true in Chinas science and technology industry. Ironically, most of Chinas most famous technology companies are founded by men over the age of 30. The Lei Jun, who founded millet company, a smartphone maker at the age of 40, expects to have at least $80 billion in the valuation of millet this year, when Ma Yun founded Alibaba is 34 years old, and Robin Li was also 31 years old when Baidu was founded. The exception in the technology industry is Ma Huateng of the Tencent. He founded the company at the age of 27. However, the new generation of technology in the technology industry tends to become younger - Zhang Yiming, the head of the day, has set up his own business at the age of more than 20. The pressure on senior employees in all walks of life still exists in China, but the problem is particularly prominent in the science and technology industry, and the enthusiasm for young talent shows Chinas desire for leaders in the global technology industry. For decades, China has been making use of scientific and technological progress to promote economic development, while made in China 2025 has pushed science and technology to a higher position. On the surface, there is no difference between the death of Al - Jianxin and the suicide of the Foxconn factory workers in the previous years, but readers comments on the event reflect different situations. In a country with a population of 1 billion 400 million, for many technology companies, the cost of young workers is generally lower than that of experienced older colleagues. In order to keep up with the increasingly fierce industry competition, China Internet Corporation often expects its employees to have the so-called 996 job timetable: 9 a.m. to 9 p. m. and 6 days a week. He wrote in an article published by Chi Wen that after the age of 30, it was hard for people to recover from the late night work of the previous day and get back to work. At the same time, with the focus shifting from work to family, overtime has become a greater burden for employees over 30 years of age. In terms of human resources, she said, I find that the age of 30 is the beginning of a mid life crisis. In the search for Zhaopin, tens of thousands of recruitment information are found to be under 35 years of age, including a senior manager with a masters degree issued by the well-known e-commerce Jingdong. A sales post posted by Ctrip on the online travel platform requires applicants aged between 20 and 28. The company says it is not absolutely necessary for a university degree, but if you are older than 30, dont bother to apply if you are older than 30. Working in the technology industry is like a professional athlete, said RobinChan, an entrepreneur and angel investor at Twitter and other companies. You work very hard from the age of 20 to 40. I hope you can make a big profit. After that, Ill turn around and give the seats to young people and try them. Not everyone will respond to age related recruitment restrictions. Some people say that the system teaches them to work harder than their more than 30 year old colleagues. Liu Huaiyi, 33, said NOKIAs division in Chengdus division has prompted me to make a change and improve my skills to get a better job. I dont believe I cant find a job after Im 35. Everyone in the IT industry must keep learning to keep up with the trend. After eight months of job search, he was employed by the IT Department of another multinational healthcare company, which would provide more job security. Competition among top technology talents has prompted technology companies in the complex fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning to raise their salaries and relax their age requirements. If there is no other solution, Chinas aging trend will aggravate the shortage of labor in the science and technology industry. According to relevant data, China now has 47% of the population over 40 years old, compared with only 20 30% years ago. By 2030, this figure is expected to rise to 55%. He, the HR Director of the technology industry, still hopes that the technology industry will lift the age limit. She said that the aging of the population means fewer young applicants to choose from. If you dont have more young employees, you will have no choice. For the time being, he is making plans for himself. She has two apartments in Shanghai, which can be rented for income. She is still thinking about publishing books, dreaming of becoming a real writer and industry opinion leader. She founded a WeChat public number. If readers liked her articles, they could be rewarded. In April this year, she also published an e-book with more than a dozen colleagues working in the human resources department. The content is how to use WeChat to find talents. She suggested that the others follow her. We fear that as we grow older, we may lose our jobs. How should we feed our families and lead a better life? He asked, we must do something now.