I lived and worked in a Chinese factory for a month, AMA!
It's been over a year since I went to Guangdong to do an engineering internship at a factory, and I finally decided to make an AMA about it.
I've been studying Chinese for a bunch of years, and in order to give it a boost I decided to find a summer internship in China. What I ended up finding was a local factory that worked with a foreign company, and there I mostly worked with component testing and quality control, but for a week or two I was working on the actual assembly line.
While there I was living in the regular factory worker dormitory, meaning I shared a room with two other factory workers in a large building shared with other factories, ate at the dormitory cantina, used the squatting toilet and shower head-less shower, in general just experiencing the same daily life that the local workers go through.
I won't disclose the actual company, but feel free to ask me anything about what it was like working there, China in general, what it's like being a foreigner in China (I had previously lived in Beijing for a year), studying the language (Mandarin Chinese), sleeping on plywood, or just anything you want to know that I could reasonably answer.
Proof! (ignore that the paper is out of focus)!'