Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baffling Scenario

After about 4 weeks working with wazungus here in England, (majuu like my gud nephew calls it) I keep on wondering how it is that their life and cities are way more advanced. It would appear to me that they dont do half as much as we do back at home. Their work day starts at 9AM at which time they line up for coffee anyway. Then most of the morning is spent between coffee points and desk and snacking (why must they eat so frequently?!) 12 noon on the dot they are already heading to the cafeteria and if you go at that time you find it very packed. The afternoon is shorter and at 5pm they are all leaving for home!
What I even found most shocking was that most dont report on Fridays when they say they would be working from home. This at a time when we are supposed to be finalizing on a major project!

Where I work we start at 8 officially but most of us often report by 7:15 owing to the traffic anyway. Leaving is normally officially 5pm but your manager and most other people will be looking at you strangely if you dare leave at that time. Average home time is normally 6 going 7 and when there is a major project like this one then midnight does it for you and your weekends are all in custody!

How then is it possible for the standard of living to be this good? My colleague reckons it has everything to do with slave trade!


  1. Very true. I happen to work for a consulting firm huku majuu. At one time we happened to have a little bit of more work in our hands & a colleague took over /assisted with a small piece of my work! My goodness. The quality of work rendered was OK. Standard.

    However, (at close scrutiny) I noted the Team Leader was very lenient and lets quite somethings pass... not so with me. Actually, never the case with me!

  2. Must be a different England from the one I live in. Kwetu we all work like all the hours that the good Lord gave...


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