I am back early from the fieldwork. I was supposed to work in the field until the end of the month, but yesterday, i was involved in a fight with two kids (or more appropriately, brats) who worked as local labours for the excavation. No kicks or punches were thrown, it was more of a heated argument. Although they did threaten me, like i would be scared.
It all started because I asked my colleague, who was in charged of the site, to get them to work. That’s right. To WORK. Because most of the time, i would see them lounging at the table, sitting down and smoking cigarettes, when they were supposed to work. And when they did work, they were tremendously slow. It was not the first time that someone actually voiced out displeasure at them for being lazy assholes. Another friend actually did that two days ago. And what did they do? They answered with all kinds of excuses. These assholes cannot work as workers. Perhaps they are better suited as bosses. Because they cannot work and receive criticisms and orders from anybody. But will they ever be bosses? I bet they are going to end up losers for the rest of their lives. Why would they have been employed as local labours in the first place? Means that in the first place, they were probably unemployed with nothing better to do.
In the end, I was asked by my colleague’s supervisor to return to Penang for my safety’s sake. And the two brats? They got fired immediately. Padan muka!!!
At the same time, I feel very sorry for my colleague for the trouble that I have caused. I never intended for that thing to happen. And I am very sorry that because of the firing of the two assholes, the excavation team is for the moment short of workers. Oh well.