“Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto “Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
“Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
China Society

Young employees rebel against Chinese work ethic by being lazy, refusing overtime, and hiding in the toilets. They call it ‘touching fish’

  • Young staff slack off by not working overtime, delivering average-quality work, going to the toilet often, playing with their phones, or reading novels at work
  • They say it is a silent rebellion against the culture of working overtime for little reward and a reflection of their disappointment with their salary

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“Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto “Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
“Touching fish” is the philosophy increasingly embraced by China’s Generation Z workers of being lazy at work. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto
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