Mrs. Zhao MeiLan is from the Shandong province. She does not get jobs offered very often. At the moment she works for a maintenance company that takes care of several smaller forests in the city. The job is only for two or four months. She likes the work, especially the company of her “sisters”. They share feelings and talk a lot during the day.
Mrs, Zhao misses her family in Shandong. When she goes back home, she will resume her former daily activities in farming and taking care of plants.
In Beijing, she lives on a budget of 30 – 40 RMB for daily expenses.