April 27, 2008

They are my workers

I’ve meet many type of workers for the past 5 years since I started this job. I’ve arranged them into these categories.

The one who lost in translation. The first time you lay eye on them, you’ll probably guessing that they are the kera sumbangs. But I guess they have reason for doing it. They can’t understand others and vise versa. Ask a question, and you’ll get smile in return. Keep a good translator in sight because you may need them.

The Joko’s. The Joko’s are the one who have this thick Jawa accent. Every single word spoken are bless with the overutilisation of J. I can never understand them. PERIOD! But it’s always fun to listen to especially when they can master the local dialect. Clean up the floor, I want to laugh and roll.

The one from the east. You just cannot miss them among the crowd for their dark skin color and very short curly hair, resembling the Aborigine in Australia. But for me, they are the easiest type to work with.

The maids to be. They came in for just one reason. To be a maid. No question ask. Just give them the damn job!

The ceweks. They are the roses among the thorn. They are the Inuls and the Achas of the estate. Organize a function and they will be the first to come forward. But be prepared, as they tend to dress to kill.

The cowoks. The vice versa of the above. They are the swans amidst the ugly duckling. Always dress their best, head to toe. Hands down!

The blessed one. They are the Hajjahs and the Hajis; the surau conquerors. They are the one who will recite the doa in every muster session every morning and they are the one who will lead the tahlils and zikirs. It’s always nice to have them around.

The tukang uruts. Fancy a traditional massage in the comfort of your own pillow? Then these are the one you should call. A token of RM10 will definitely cheer them up.

The keepers. They are usually the most hardworking workers in the estate. They earn a big money and they save it. Being a financially sound person, they rank themselves high in the community. People will come to see them for personal loans and what not. During the pay day, these individual will move out and about with a thick book in their hands. It’s time to pay the hutang!

1 ulasan:

Audra said...

reel, dah comment kat myspace, kena comment lagi ke kat sini? hmm...nvmind. just courier the tukang urut one for your mummy ok. tqvm.

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