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Meet the unknowns behind the bike-sharing business

By Jin Dan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-04-27 09:11

Most people, especially those with college degrees, go into traditional fields such as medicine, engineering or banking. But here's a group of well-educated young people that has chosen a different career path. Their day doesn't start with clocking-in to work at some office; rather they begin their shift by tapping into an app on roads as streets are their workplace. And no, they are not streetwalkers. They work for a bike-sharing start-up.

Wang Shuo, 28, head of the operation team of Mobike in Dongcheng and Xicheng districts in Beijing, told chinadaily.com.cn that his "buddies" are grouped to take up different tasks on the streets, including detecting damaged or illegally parked bikes, relocating bikes to where they are needed, transporting damaged ones to company's repair center, as well as properly parking bikes around subway station exits.

His team members, with average age 24, are called "operation buddies" by the company.

Wang was one of them, and even though he is now head liaison officer he still has a habit of taking "day-care" of the shared bikes whenever there's a need.

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