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"I work for a large company in Beijing with a monthly income of more than 50000, and I am now a bit entangled. Should I continue to work as a white-collar worker in Beijing or go to Australia as a boning worker?" Recently, such a "god problem" has appeared in several forums. Among the many advertisements for recruiting overseas jobs, the jobs of Australian boning workers have attracted the attention of many people with their annual salary of more than 24 Australian dollars (about XNUMX yuan) and the prospect of being converted to permanent residence in the future. Some in Beijing The company is also eager to try the boning worker project, hoping to send students or farmers who have a basic knowledge of English to go abroad for gold.

However, a reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily consulted with several companies engaged in the work of deboning workers in Australia and found that some companies sent fewer than 10 deboning workers abroad in the past year or two. First of all, the IELTS 5 threshold has stumped a large number of farmers with low academic qualifications. Although many college graduates can pass the IELTS test, they want to use this job as a springboard for immigration, but they are stuck in the "boning training" test.


I want to go to Australia to be a boning worker, and I need a long training in China

Foreign job

Get a green card after working for 4 years

Attracting the "Bone Fever" abroad

Ma Zhongjun, a Hebei native, did not mix well among the 11 boning workers in Australia. Except for Ma Zhongjun, all of the 11 boning workers got green cards through IELTS or English exemption, but Ma Zhongjun almost became a boning worker. Spokesperson recruiting. All this originated from a column of CCTV. Last year, this column broadcasted the group of “Chinese boning workers in small Australian towns”. After Ma Zhongjun and his 10 fellow villagers went to work in Japan for 4 years, they started working in Australia in 2006. Bone workers.

Since the salary is above the average level in Australia, there are carpets and lawns everywhere in the house. “How can we have such a house in our hometown.” After working for less than a year, Ma Zhongjun also took his wife and daughter to Australia. Australia has their second child. Apart from Ma Zhongjun, these 11 deboning workers have all obtained green cards through IELTS or English exemption. Ma Zhongjun is now also seeking his green cards through litigation.

The story of Ma Zhongjun really triggered a wave of deboning work. Many people began to consider whether to go abroad. Labor intermediary companies began to introduce this service item. When intermediary companies promoted on the Internet, in addition to attractive conditions such as immigration, Ma Zhongjun's video was also natural. Became the best advertisement.

At the end of last year, Wang Song, 49, flew from Shandong to Australia to work in a cattle slaughter workshop in a small town in Adelaide. Wang Song now earns around RMB 16000 after tax on his monthly salary. He takes care of his board and lodging by himself, and his weekly rent is around RMB 500. Adding in the subsidy of RMB 113 per hour, Wang Song has the final say. After one year, he can have almost 15 yuan in deposits.

Wang Song told reporters that he originally worked in a state-owned enterprise for more than ten years. After the company's efficiency was not good, he began to work as a meat picker in Shandong. The biggest reason why he went to Australia to cut bones was because he liked learning English. He has always liked English, and he has been paying attention to the information of Chinese workers working abroad, so he immediately signed up when he saw the news of recruiting Australian boning workers. Within half a year of the training, Wang Song only passed the IELTS test twice and went to Australia with a score of 5.5.


Send 10 workers in two years

The problem lies in the English test

The successful cases of Ma Zhongjun and Wang Song seem to provide many people with another way to make a fortune. However, a reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily contacted some intermediary companies and learned that farmers who went to Australia to become boning workers did not go as they wanted. The work visa requires an IELTS score of 5, which is too difficult for most people." A staff member of an intermediary company said.

Mr. Chen, the general manager of an Australian labor service company in Qingdao, told the Beijing Youth Daily that his company started to export labor services to Australia as early as 2004. At that time, there was no requirement for workers in English. Until 2008, they exported more than 320 workers. people. After 2008, Australia began to require workers to have IELTS scores.

Mr. Chen told the Beijing Youth Daily that after 2008, their company's project to Australia has been intermittent until it restarted in 2013. Up to now, only less than 10 deboning workers have been sent. Their company will conduct English training for applicants, "During the study period, the four parts of IELTS must reach an average of 5 points or 5 points of XNUMX points." This training task requires at least XNUMX to XNUMX yuan and half a year. For one training, it costs XNUMX to XNUMX yuan. "If the trainer is older and has a lower education, the training time will be longer, almost one year." Mr. Chen said.

Ms. Song, the Australian project leader of a labor dispatch company in Weihai, also said that although the annual salary of working in Australia can be more than 20 yuan, they have only sent out less than 2013 people since 10. “Most people can’t go out because they can’t get the IELTS test. It’s still difficult for people who graduated from junior high school to get a score of 5. Some people haven’t passed the test after a year and a half.” Ms. Song said that the Australian program The English test adds greater costs and uncertainty, so the appeal to migrant workers is limited.


XNUMX cows in one day

Give up after college students sign up

"Many online publicity is quite fake. This deboning worker is not as simple as thought. It is very tiring." Mr. Hu from an immigration consulting company in Shanghai told a reporter from Beijing Youth Daily that the company has sent out 6 deboning workers in these years. . Mr. Hu said that there are so many advertisements for Australian deboning workers on the Internet. In fact, it is very likely that the same Australian meat pickers commissioned a large company in China, and then the big company commissioned some small companies to promote it.

Mr. Hu said that before going to Australia for boning, in addition to learning IELTS, he also has to conduct "practical training" for about one and a half months and conduct internships in China. Mr. Hu said that some college graduates came to him to sign up for the boner, but they couldn't hold on to the training and gave up. "This is quite physically exhausting."

Wang Song, who has been regarded as "successful," talks about his current job, and the word he uses the most is "hard work." Wang Song goes to work five days a week, gets up at 5:50 in the morning, drives to the factory for ten minutes, and starts 7 hours a day at 8 o'clock on time, responsible for peeling a piece of beef thigh. Except for the one-hour lunch break, there are only two breaks a day, until the end of get off work at 4pm. "When I first entered the workshop, it was a high-intensity training. First, the local master taught me. After teaching, I let you operate it. After two days, I have to learn it independently." Wang Song now has an average of 850 cows a day. Working abroad is harder than at home, but I didn’t expect it to be so hard."


Apply for immigration to work in Australia

Now it has increased the difficulty

Another attractive aspect of the Australian deboning project is that it allows cheap immigration. It is understood that after working in Australia with a 457 visa for a period of time, they have the opportunity to apply for an employer sponsored "187 visa" to obtain the opportunity of permanent residence. "Because many people want to immigrate to Australia, but the general immigration project costs more, so many people feel that going to Australia to do boning work is a shortcut." Mr. Hu said.

A few years ago, Mr. Hu’s company sent a graduate from a well-known Shanghai university to Australia as a boner. "The man is in his 40s. He used to work in IT. Looking at the Shanghai school district, the room is so expensive. Immigration is good. He is a 1 meter tall man with good physical strength. He successfully passed the internship and is now boning in Australia."

A reporter from the Beijing Youth Daily inquired on the websites of the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Parliament and found that starting from 2007 and 2008, Australia began to increase the English requirements for working visas. After 2013, most of the positions that could be exempted from English requirements began to respond English is required.

Ms. Song from a labor export company in Weihai said that even after passing the IELTS test and going abroad to work, it may not be as easy to immigrate through deboning or other types of work. Since the employer can help apply for immigration after two years of work, many people take it. After arriving at the status and leaving this drudgery, the employer is likely to worry about the worker leaving and not willing to apply for immigration for them. "Last year there was a factory, and 90 of more than 70 workers in Fujian resigned after obtaining status. After this kind of thing, employers will also think more about guaranteeing permanent residence."

Article reprinted from Zhongsou News Center


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