XY: So I started working
B: 9 - 5?
XY: It’s 8 to 6:30 now.
B: That’s because you don’t work on Saturdays anymore.
XY: It depends. Some companies still make staff work on weekends.
B: Then that’ll be more than 44 hours a week.
XY: Yup. Just like speeding lorries and vans with tinted windows, the authorities doesn’t seem to be bothered about it.
B: That is life. You’ll have to work.
XY: I do not understand. When we die, the company moves on without us. When the company dies, we die with it. There are 7 days a week but we have to work 5 days of it and only 2 days for ourselves. There are 24 hours a day but we have to give 12 hours to them. That is half. We then have 4 hours for ourselves which most of the time are spent on commuting and stuffing our stomachs and then 8 hours of sleep. We normalise a lot of things in the past decades but we do not realise that spending more time at work than for ourselves is not normal?
B: As I said, that is life.
XY: So it is live to work and not work to live.
Categories : The Short Story Series
you know what is not fair
it is when you want to grow your hair
you think its cool
but you have to go to school
primary secondary tertiary
sorry i dont have degree
and then ns calls for me
followed by reservists and ippt
by the time you rod
hair gone already
categories : The Short Story Series
"A SHORT STORY SERIES"
Web logs of art activities on a regular basis (hope).