23 July 2007

Guess Her Job

I have been at the local land office dealing with some title deed issue over the past few weeks. Due to the efficiency (or rather than lack of) of the already horrendous red tapes that I had to waddle through, it was really exhausting having to make numerous trips. Something as trivia as a typo error means having to make a trip up there.

And to avoid the people jam, we made it a point to go there first thing in the morning and wait for them to open. Funny thing is that while the official hours states 8:30am, you see people behind the glass window walking around, some on MSN, some surfing for web shopping sites. Even the lady at the counter where you stood facing her, ignored you. I guess it's the same for gahmen offices all over the world. Not exclusively just SpitLand.

Problem is since you need them more than they need you and so figuratively, they got you by the balls. You stand there stoically constantly reminding yourself not to make so much of a squeak to piss the NICE lady at the counter off.

As I stood there, my eyes started to wander as I looked around to kill the boredom while waiting for the NICE lady sitting in front of me behind the glass window to be good and ready. That's when I saw this girl sitting in the corner.

I didn't see her sitting there for the first 2 visits but she was there for the rest of my visits.

Guess what her job is.

Click on comments for the answer and the continuation of this story.

- Voxeros

1. JayWalk left...
Monday, 23 July 2007 9:11 am :: 
The answer?

Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Her designation indicated that she was a customer service officer which I am guessing means to help the applicants fill in the various forms as well as handle the various enquires. I supposed this is targeted at the older folks whom many received little or no education.

However, what I have observed was that she just sat there in the corner doing nothing. Read a book perhaps? I have not seen her get off her ass and ask any of the applicants if they needed assistance.

Perhaps it was already known that the customer service officer is as good as useless that the applicants also don't bother to approaching her either.

How is that for a job? VP, Special Projects. Sorry, your project not special enough. Cannot helpchoo. Sorlie.

2. An left...
Monday, 23 July 2007 9:36 am ::
har?! I tot she sit there paste paste paste stuff nia.... Sit there do nothing? Wah... like that super boring leh. How to pass each day? So sianz!

3. Meepoktah Maihiam left...
Monday, 23 July 2007 1:48 pm
Atchery, I thought she is the official stamp licker or a queue number crier. "lumber 23, who ah? Your turn now !!"

4. Gary left...
Monday, 23 July 2007 2:46 pm
i tot she was a person who is reading those documents that got typo error and reject back to you guys.. but doing nothing yet can earn a salary.. i cant do that..

5. JayWalk left...
Monday, 23 July 2007 5:38 pm :: 
An: When I took that picture, I believed she was reading some book. It was quite thin and so I don't think it was Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.

Meepok: Nope. Not stamps and neither is she a queue caller. SpitLanders don't queue.

Gary: Salary or not. Ask me sit one place don't do anything, I'd go crazy.

6. slurp! left...
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 1:03 am
is she pretty? she might have gotten that easy job via her good connections?

7. Ruok left...
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 10:24 am
dang my guess is she's a porn actress.

8. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 24 July 2007 10:39 am :: 
slurp!: She is normal looking but I seriously doubt if she got the job via special connections coz imagine a bank where everyone is behind the glass and she being the only one on the outside.

More like being tekan than having special privileges.

ruok: Dang..... you and your Spitland hairy armpit fetish........ sheesh.....

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