Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Trainees aka Free Labourers

Ah...just two weeks into my Industrial Training Program and my supervisor is making full use of the three of us stationed at Legend Hotel. After sending Tan and myself throughout the Legend building to recover serial numbers of every printer and dumb terminal and their keyboards, he sent both of us to Legend Worldwide Holidays to jot down monitors and CPUs' serial numbers as well as the hardware and software specifications of each.Mind you, there are around 30+ PCs scattered all over the building and we have to go to each and everyone of them.
If that wasn't bad enough, yesterday, my supervisor told us to bring T-shirts and told us to clean out the store. the store, we had to clear out 30 + Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) the size of a conventional tower CPU casing but weights like a tonne, 17 Monitors, 30 + CPUs (mostly from the Intel 75-133Mhz era) and 15+ dot matrix printers which are also darn heavy. We had to lable them one by one and to record all their serial numbers. Man...wearing slacks and leather shoes, only to carry stuff like conventional labourers. Hmm...this is what you call engineering industrial training. Doing conventional Indon labourers' work.

To spice things up a bit, i was told that the three of us will be sent to recover serial numbers of around 100+ CPUs and their hardware/software specifications throughout Legend Hotel tomorrow! Wooooooooooooooooooooooohooooo...sounds like "fun". Hmmmmmmmmm!!!!

I dread the day i have to really start working from 9 to 5 everyday. Working really sucks!!!! I can't sleep any later than 12 am or risk looking like a panda at work the next day. On weekends, i will be so tired that i don't even feel like going out at all. Sleep seems to be a luxury when you start working. Awwwwwww man...can't believe i am actually going to graduate in 8 months time. Uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...

P.S : Too all my fellow juniors...cherish your student life more! Sleeping at 4am and waking up at 12pm will soon be a thing in the past. You can't do this anymore once you start working! So...start becoming vampires as often as you possibly can!!!!


neo said...

yo bro!
i feel u man! i get the working vibes too! i may not be as bad as ur situation....but workign really sucks the life out of a person.
and when we start work...even now, sleep is so crucial.

gone are the days when we can wake up whenever we want, have lunch whenever we want, skip class(work) whenver we want....let alone have long uninterrupted afternoon naps to compensate our long nites of entertainment.

hang in there:) still got 4 months of 'partying' and celebrating campus life when we get back:)

till then, sleep well:)

wee liem

kurt said...

no no no....

work is awesome.

+ surf net at exceptional speed (unlike MyKris)

+ charge my phone for free

+ free breakfast


- not enough sleep

ho ho ho

brian yap said...

i strongly AGREE wif u,coz i m the 1 who involved oso....haih...u know my knee sprain d 1 la,stil hav to do tis kind of things,really sux,in yur blogs din mention tat we dun hav ALLOWANCE rite?ya,we r FREE labourers!!!we shud sign an petition to complaint to government dunno wat wat wat department,make it to newspaper...haha...jkjk...
anyway,stil kesian wif u n tan coz stil hav to do inventory check....GOD bless u....

Unka said...

Everyone is complaining that we can't sleep enough. LOL. Hang in there peeps...
We will be slugging our way through the next 30 years or more of our life doing this kind of things.
Sigh...that's life for ya!

cheehan said...

to make things worse, u will cry when u have an supervisor who has a ID Ten T syndrom --> ID10T LOL

po said...

1)cant use yahoo msger at work..

2)"finish it..if u need to stay back.. then stay.. i need it today.. "

3)"do a few more.. let me choose"

4)"sometimes doin only things that i said is not enuff"

5)"i dun need to be here to know if u guys work or not"