CHINA Netizens defend public sector employees trolled for wearing civilian outfits on duty

CHINA

Netizens defend public sector employees trolled for wearing civilian outfits on duty

CGTN

03:20, August 01, 2018

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Two Chinese public sector employees caused a stir on social media recently – both for wearing civilian clothes on duty – sparking comments online of the attire being "provocative" and "unprofessional." 

Nonetheless, more are coming to the two’s defense after found out what really went down.

The first case is a female receptionist who was photographed without her knowledge, wearing a strappy dress at work at a local customs office. Her picture was posted on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like platform, where a man discredited her attire as “unprofessional” and “too provocative to look at” and later apologized.

It turns out the female employee was come at her desk helping someone in line even after she was already off work. The man who took the picture chose to comment without knowing the context and posted in without her consent.

Moverover, he proceeded to assume that the receptionist was inefficient, and questioned why she didn't change back into her work uniform before she came back.

His post has sparked indignation from people on Weibo – netizens called him out for being treating the woman unfairly, and patronizing employees who serve the public sector.

Just days before this post, a police officer in Xishui County in southwest China's Guizhou Province caught the attention of netizens for wearing swim shorts while on duty. 

The male cop, wearing swim shorts, stopped a motorbike driver who wasn't wearing a helmet and asked for his driver’s license. In response, the biker wasn’t convinced he was actually a cop and asked him to show his police badge.

Just days before this post, a police officer in Xishui County in southwest China's Guizhou Province caught the attention of netizens for wearing swim shorts while on duty. 

The male cop, wearing swim shorts, stopped a motorbike driver who wasn't wearing a helmet and asked for his driver’s license. In response, the biker wasn’t convinced he was actually a cop and asked him to show his police badge.


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