Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Have we progressed?

I was reading Today's Voices column where a someone wrote in about the treatment her father received as a senior worker.


In an instance, it reminded of my late father.

I remembered the time when he was released by his company after he was struck down by a serious illness. He recovered though after that.

Having work for years, staying home is not something he looked forward to even though that was what his children wanted him to.

He pride himself as a independent man, so he worked as a cleaner, one of the few jobs he qualified for in this place where educational level is everything.

He didn't last very long. It was only after his passing that through my mum, we found out that he was made to carry heavy loads which he can't afford anymore considering his age.

That was almost 13 years ago. Nothing has changed in this place where money is everything and we are simply numbers filling up that profit making machine.

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