If you think that your job is hard, wait until you hear what this elderly grandpa does for a living.
What are you willing to do for $12? For an average worker in the U.S., that might be a “good enough” pay for an hour of working. But for one grandpa from China named Wu Yougen, that’s his pay for an entire day. Well, that’s after climbing a mountain while carrying 70 kg (154 lb) of goods dangled on his shoulders.
For the last 30 years, Wu has worked as a porter, carrying goods up a temple at Mount Jiuhua in Anhui province, according to Shanghaiist. While the job seemed easy during his younger days, it becomes more difficult now that he is older.
At age 66, the grandpa has to stop every 20 to 30 steps to take a quick rest. He then picks up the heavy bags, takes a couple of steps, and rests once again.
Because Wu makes so many stops during his climb, it takes him approximately 8 hours to reach his destination. And after all that, he gets handed $12 as his pay for the day.
So, are you still complaining about your job?