Friday, 21 November 2008

Penang government working graveyard shift?

Interesting. Now we cannot be over-productive. Not even in the midst of the economic turmoil that we find ourselves in. Being over-productive can be counter-productive in the eyes of the Opposition.

According to someone in the Opposition, some elected representatives (who?) have been noticed working regularly until 4 o'clock in the morning. According to this Opposition member, it is not good because it wastes electricity. According to him too, it incurs overtime payment for the staff manning the lift. Remember, this is the Komtar tower block. You cannot simply walk up and down 28 of the 60 floors. You need the lift to do that for you: go up, go down, go up, go down. And a man to help you push the right buttons.

But hey, I wonder whether this person has anything against work, especially hard work? Is it a culture that's alien to him? If working until 4am can bring in the right returns, is there anything wrong? Of course, if their presence at the Komtar building is just to while away the time, then I'll support him in his complaint. But unless there's proof and evidence of "all play and no work", what more is there to say?

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