a month of Saturday classes, Yutiao learned to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
She practiced with Excel by keeping track of grocery shopping accounts on the professor’s
She took another month of classes in early 2011. Her technical skills caught the
attention of the school’s administrative office, and in May of 2011, nearly two
years after she first journeyed to Beijing, Yutiao landed an office job at the school
where she had first learned to be a housekeeper.
Madam Yang Shufang, the head of Teaching Affairs at Microsoft-Fuping Community Technology
Learning Center, was Yutiao’s mentor.
“When I met Yutiao for the first time, she was so shy. I could hardly hear what
she was saying,” shared Shufang. “I am really pleased to see that Yutiao has become
one of my colleagues and turned into a confident office lady now.”
In her current job at Fuping, Yutiao manages the information of clients and trainees,
matching them up and reviewing their service. She also supports her manager by keeping
payroll and distributing wages to the trainees. She sends home most of her $600
monthly salary, and she enjoys health and other insurance benefits.