CHINA - A mahjong shop owner put up an advertisement to hire full-time mahjong players in Chongqing, China, but the response has not been encouraging, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported.
The owner offered RMB$5,000 (S$1,000) a month for successful applicants, whose duty would be to play mahjong with his customers.
The game needed four players and the response was not very encouraging, with the successful ones quitting in less than two months.
Successful applicants had to work 12-hour shifts and could take back the winnings but had to fork out if they lost.
A man identified as Liu, who was keen to apply, said the players had to depend on luck when playing the game besides having mahjong skills.
"So if you have bad luck, not only do you lose out on the winnings, you might even use up your salary," Liu said, adding that he finally decided not to apply for the job.