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Banknote counting workers in Chongqing

(People's Daily Online)

08:05, May 03, 2012

(chinapic.people.com.cn)

Edited and translated by Huang Beibei, People's Daily Online

There are 27 workers who count banknote at Chongqing tram company's cashier center. Every day, they work under difficult conditions.

Because the banknote carry large amounts of dust, they must wear a mask at work. Slightly distracted at work, an error occurs, and they have to start again to count piles of coins.

Before counting, they will spray water on the banknotes for dust suppression and in order to prevent from cutting fingers.

Every day, over 1,600 bags of 1.25 tons of banknotes need to be counted. During the holidays, there will be greater amount. How long does it take 27 workers to finish counting 1.25 tons of banknotes? One day, which is not only work, but also tasks.

Besides less than two hours of rest, they have to sit all day which led to 90 percent of people suffering from lumbar. Their average salary is 2,000 yuan per month.

Due to dust on banknotes, the windows have to open, so air conditioning is of no use. In summer, fans will be placed very far away from the counting staff to prevent wind from blowing away money.

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