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Yesterday I received my first paycheque (allowance) after 19 days of practical training in this composites company. What came across my mind when I saw the cheque was that the amount of allowance was very small comparing to what I got from my part time tutoring or my salary when I was working at the hotel for the same 3 weeks period.
Yes. It is indeed very small for me who am used to get more money but when I saw my colleagues (workers/operators) faces as they received their salaries, I am ashamed of myself for being ungrateful. Their salaries were not that much even after including the overtime bonuses and all, but they were still smiling. Some of them showed gloomy faces, especially the fathers, and my assumption is that they are worried the money they received are not sufficient for their families. And yet I'm being selfish. (-_-")
Then I started to think about the news, the factory workers who were retrenched because of the economic crisis. Can you imagine how are they going to support their families after that? The government has done its best to help them and I hope it works.
One of the workers, Farhan, amazed me from an aspect of doing your best to get something with your own hard work. He just finished his SPM last year and he work very hard with more overtime than any other workers just to fulfill his dream of buying a motorcycle on his own. When his friends stop to eat at lunch hours, he will go home and eat instant noodles, everyday. It's not a very good idea though but how he plan on buying the motorcycle with his own money without burdening his family is what that makes me respect his strong will.
|Inside of the factory, Laminating section. Picture credit here|
1. Always be grateful and thankful for everything what you have.
2. It isn't what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
3.Striving your best to achieve something you desire will satisfy you. If you do not try hard, then you'll regret in the future.
4. Always be thankful to your parents. You don't know how hard it is to get that small amount of money for their children
And remember! your Lord caused to be declared (publicly): "If ye are grateful, I will add more (favours) unto you; but if ye show ingratitude, truly My punishment is terrible indeed." (Ibrahim:7)
note: Joined the Palestine Exhibition today at Mydin Ayer Keroh and Freeze4Gaza for 4 minutes. Thanks to all who have donated.
note2: People think I'm a Doctor when I checked their blood pressure and do the blood glucose test on them. Even an amateur like me can check these things. (^_^)note3: The exhibition continues tomorrow at same place. Do come and give your support.