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Is There Anyone Who Doesn’t Get to Go Home for CNY? 春节不回家的人在干嘛?

2020

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Spring Festival is just around the corner. For most people it’s a time to travel back to their hometown and celebrate the arrival of a new year with their loved ones. However, not everyone gets to enjoy the festivities.
春节临近,人们都会回到家乡和家人团聚,但不是每个人都能赶到家。

There’re many important roles that just can’t be put on hold, not even for a few hours. If you’re a white-collar worker enjoying a whole seven days of rest, consider yourself lucky!

有很多岗位甚至不能休息,现在想想七天假期也很满足了。

 Xi’an

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Zhang, a traffic warden in Xi’an, must stick to his post just outside of the ancient city wall during Spring Festival. His children, aged 7 and 9, have a break from their rigorous school schedule and will miss their baba, but they understand the importance of his job. “Of course I’d rather be with my wife and kids, but it’s an important job, especially during this busy time, so I’ll stay at my post and ensure others can get home safely and smoothly to be with their families. I’ll definitely make sure to send my wife a few hongbaos though – a happy life needs a happy wife.”

西安交通指导员张先生春节期间轮班,两个孩子已经7岁和9岁了,繁忙的学期结束十分想念老爸,但小小年纪也理解爸爸工作的重要。“我当然很想回去和家人团聚,尤其春节的交通十分繁忙,所以我留下来保障交通安全,好让更多的人顺利回家团圆,一定给老婆包个大红包,感谢她的温柔和理解。”

It’s not only traffic wardens and police officers that need to be on call through the holiday though.

随时待命的可不只有交警哦。

 Beijing 

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Xiang, a neurosurgeon in a top hospital in Beijing, also won’t get to return to his hometown of Chengdu for the lunar new year, “I must perform two critical procedures during Spring Festival. What can I say, I’m too busy saving lives to be at home with my family, it’s the life I chose. Without these complicated surgeries, my patients might not ever be able to see their families again. It’s tough, but my family understands my position. My 10 year anniversary is coming up though, so I’ve set aside some time for my wife and I to travel.”

神经外科项医生今年也没办法回家,“春节还有两台重要的手术呢,虽然不能赶回成都吃团圆饭,但在北京能帮助病人摆脱痛苦,好让他们健康的团圆也挺好。感谢家人对我的理解和支持,我和老婆结婚快十周年了,我们打算年后一起度蜜月。”

Guangzhou

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Let’s not forget the hardworking train drivers making sure everyone gets back to their hometowns. Jin, a train driver from Guangzhou, will be up and down the country for most of the holiday. This is his 3rd year on the job, and although the trains are busy at this time of the year, he enjoys the festive atmosphere and the happy faces that are eager to go home. “Although I will get to spend some time with family, first it’s my duty to make sure others get home to their loved ones safely. I love driving trains, it’s my passion, I wouldn’t give up my job for the world. Choo choo, all aboard! I’ll get everyone home first and then I can relax over a cup of maofeng tea and a game of mahjong with my grandparents in Nansha.

广东乘务员金先生春节也需要在列车上度过,今年是他工作的第三年。即便春节会变得更忙,但他很喜欢这种喜庆的氛围和每个人的笑脸,“工作嘛,得保证大家伙都平安回家团圆,上车咯!到家后我想喝毛峰茶,再陪爷爷奶奶打打麻将。”

Shanghai

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Although not as mission critical as police, doctors, and train drivers, we’d like to highlight one more person who isn’t going back to his hometown for the holiday – Wang moved to Shanghai from Binhai County nearby Yancheng City in Jiangsu almost 5 years ago. You guessed it, he found a job as a Sherpa’s courier! His wife and daughter are staying with his parents while his daughter finishes kindergarden. He chose to earn some extra cash during the holiday to save up for his daughter’s education. “It’s true, I’ll miss my family during the new year, but it’s great to set aside some extra money for my daughter’s schooling. Fortunately, the bus ride back home doesn’t take too long, so it’s pretty easy to visit my family. I’ll probably go back home to catch up in February.”

除了警察、医生和列车员以外,还有一部分派送员也不会回家。王先生来上海食派士快五年了,妻子、女儿和爸妈待在江苏,如今女儿也快幼稚园毕业了。春节他打算留在上海挣更多钱。“我很想他们,想给他们最好的,还好从上海到江苏用不了多久,大概两月份回去和他们团聚。”

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However you’re spending the holiday, whether it’s on a beach, with family, or staying at home, don’t forget the hardworking people who are still on duty all across the country!

无论你和家人度假或宅在家中,不要忘记努力工作的人们哦!

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We wish everyone a happy year ahead!
提前祝大家春节快乐!

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