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打工记 – 欣

 
      新年前,欣告诉我,她想去打工体验生活。
       “打工”这两字,在十几年前还是相当耳熟,大多的留学生都有过打工的经历。当初,自己因为是拿着工作签证出国,一头就扎进了Lab。曾也想过在周末找份 PART-TIME JOB,于是拿着 RESUME 去了一家餐厅,差点被人误为跑错了门,有些尴! 连自己在慌张之中落下的一只皮手套,事后都没好意思去拿。
      如今的留学生,多属花钱面不变色,因为刷的是那一头父母支付的国际信用卡。当听到欣要去打工,倒有几份好奇,几份赞许。

      “你行吗?”

      “嗯,试试吧!"

      看的出,在边学习边打工的两个多月中,不仅磨练了她的品格和毅力,更重要的是, 欣 — 从中体会到靠自身能力生存的那份成就感。
 
      
 

" 出来以前听到在国外生活过的人讲自己留学期间的打工经历,这回自己也算是亲身感受了一下。用苦中有乐来形容应该是最恰当的了吧。

我在一家台湾老板开的快餐店里面工作,作为收音员,我要做的不仅是收钱找钱,记单下单喊单装餐等,其他前台需要做的工作都是由我一个人完成;不忙的时候还要在厨房帮厨。一天工作9个半小时,当时不觉累,下了工坐在公车上往往就开始睡上了…台湾老板娘据说是出了名的严格,对速度和准确率的要求相对较高,这回算是深有体会了。不过好在自己承受能力比较强,脸皮也不薄,之前也有心理准备知道挨骂在所难免,所以基本上对于工作的强度和老板娘的说教还是能够承受下来的。

有时想想这些虽然有点苦–相对于以前国内的生活而言,不过其实这是每一个留学生必须经历的过程,也是步入社会必须要培养的心理和身体承受力,而且看着这自己动作越来越利索,准确率越来越高,也会小有成就感的。这是说些苦,乐得时候当然就是拿钱的时候,暗自乘下7,就更要乐出声了~。还有一个就是在快餐店,最不缺的就是吃了。干到下午2点半顾客比较少的时候,就可以向厨师点俩菜,然后到后面厨房找个纸箱坐下来踏踏实实的吃上20来分钟。不过说实话,再爱吃的东西,天天闻着其从厨房飘出的味道,有个俩星期,也够了…

总之自己还是很高兴能够有这样的经历的,是一种锻炼和提高,也是一种苦乐相融的回味。"

                                                                     

11 responses

  1. Y N

     《打工记》写出了你的真实感受!为你能迈出这一步而高兴!
    说真的,早些年,大多留学生都有过打工的经历。可如今,你们这一批确不多了。
    你说的对,在锻炼中又多了几许苦乐相融的回味!
    要注意身体噢,不要太拼劲了. 

    February 4, 2007 at 5:32 pm

  2. Shu

    Apparently this is the very first time this kid has worked in her life time.
     
    Man, I\’ve been working full / part time since I was 15.
     
    I guess it\’s never too late to realize if you want money you BETTER EARN IT.  YN\’s right, from what I\’ve seen, 90% of the international students spend their parents money like it grows on trees.  Man, I have no respect for people like that.
     
    I must admit YN is more much more, what do you say, "mild" than me.  YN encourages and praise this kid for her initiative to work for her own money.  I on the other hand would\’ve said something like "You JUST figured out this now?"  Haha.  I am so critical.
     
    I\’ll shut up now, before YN shuts me up, haha.
     

    February 4, 2007 at 11:39 pm

  3. Y N

    Ha, do you know why?
    Well, simply it is all about %( percentage) that you just mentioned.
    Plus, we might stand on different stages that could make — I am more much more " mild " than you ^_^, right?!F D, be feel free when you want to say something here, OK?! I mean it ^)^ !

    February 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm

  4. 青青草

    我佩服能吃苦,吃过苦的人。

    February 5, 2007 at 11:46 pm

  5. Shu

    So do I.
     
    Haha, but then we are all such person, aren\’t we J.

    February 6, 2007 at 10:32 am

  6. mei

    叶子和泡泡在图片是用什么软件做的?
    好漂亮.
    赞一个.
     
    打工虽然累,但劳动者是光荣的.这也是人生的财富

    February 6, 2007 at 6:58 pm

  7. mei

    叶子和泡泡在图片是用什么软件做的?
    好漂亮.
    赞一个.
     
    打工虽然累,但劳动者是光荣的.这也是人生的财富

    February 6, 2007 at 6:58 pm

  8. Y N

     
    ^_^ ^_^ ^_^  ^_^  好像迟了一步。。。
    Anyway, you are all great! Don\’t you see that you are in my friends list.
     

    独暄妍
    我先用Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 做了背景,然后下载了泡泡图,再回到Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 做了几层 layer. 如你喜欢,我可以按你的意图帮你做一张di. 对了,你好像尽忙乎你的51,很少去MSN吧?!
     
     

    February 6, 2007 at 8:17 pm

  9. Rong

    这孩子有出息!

    February 7, 2007 at 6:39 am

  10. mei

    谢谢,我自己折腾了试试.
    觉得msn不太好用,就很少用了.
    回头我补上

    February 7, 2007 at 5:37 pm

  11. Y N

     
    前几天听欣讲,老板娘因手头紧,不雇她了。欣转身又去了另家,但说她是新手,在学习期间NO PAY。据说每天要搬运货物,还要背大量的烟的名字和价格等,比前份工作辛苦多了。“我已白干了两星期了,不过倒学了不少东西”,欣说。当她面我没说什么,可事后一直在嘀咕 — 这算是拿门的规矩呀?!
     

    February 7, 2007 at 10:28 pm

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