The China Post
Datew:\ July 9, 2017
By: Alan Fong, The China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan — If you want to learn about the most widespread dilemma facing
Taiwanese workers, look no further than the convenience stores around you.
It is not easy to find any convenience stores worldwide that provides a wider range of innovative services than those in Taiwan. You can pay your bills, buy plane tickets, mail or receive packages, and get your laundry done while enjoying freshly brewed coffee, freshly made ice cream, hot dogs, tea leaf eggs and boiled Japanese snacks (oden). Some stores are even introducing handmade bubble tea and ramen.
All these products and services are handled by the clerks, who become jack of all trades and juggle with increasingly complex and time-consuming tasks.