‘I’m Not Child Labor, I’m 29!’ Parking Warden Gets Age-Discrimination at Work

Gen Enming is actually 29. The sign says 'No longer a child.' (Screenshot/edu.gmw.cn)
Gen Enming is actually 29. The sign says 'No longer a child.' (Screenshot/edu.gmw.cn)

This photo of a parking warden was widely shared on Sina Weibo recently, because netizens thought the owner of the company was taking advantage of a young boy.

Geng Enming is actually 29, according to edu.gmw.cn. He has microplasia, which causes stunted growth, and has been receiving treatment for six years. Although he grows about 8 inches with the treatment, he still looks like a boy and has a high-pitched voice.

Drivers often make comments like:”Little boy, why are you working here? Shouldn’t you be at school?”

Netizens joked about the story on Weibo. One said: “I’d really like to know how to grow another 8 inches after the age of 23 like him.”

Another wrote: “This sounds really great! I look like I’m 40 when really I’m in my twenties.”

A third commented: “He should look for a job promoting an elixir for longevity. He would be so convincing!”

With translated research by Iris.

Gen Enming is actually 29. The sign says 'No longer a child.' (Screenshot/edu.gmw.cn)

Gen Enming is actually 29. The sign says ‘No longer a child.’ (Screenshot/edu.gmw.cn)

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