Friday, December 24, 2010
So, I have gotten a pretty nasty comment on my post about Rajh. First off... I mean no disrespect when it comes to him. I have my issues with his company putting him in an office that only speak Arabic and English, mean while, he doesn't know how to speak either one. I have an issue with the fact that they push him into our office with no training, and make him stay there for 13 hours a day.
My issue is not with him.
So, the comment came up when I mentioned my conversation with him to go get a Diet Coke for me. I got 2 comments to go get them myself.
We have an Office Boy. His job is to do these things. You mention his small wage and how his money goes home to support his family. You are right, it does. What would happen if we stopped asking him to make coffee for our guests, clean our office, get our papers, run errands and get us Diet Coke? He would be without a job, that's what. Then no money would go home to his family. If you have an issue with what it is he has to do, then I am sorry. It's his job. He applied for the role of Office Boy. That's what he is. This is what he does.
Think of it this way. Do you feel sorry for the Pizza Delivery guy that has to drive all the way to your house in the dark to give you your Pizza? Poor guy....Why should he come if you can go get it your self?.....BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB..... What about the mail man? Poor guy, having to deliver mail to your house every day....rain, cold, sleet and snow. Why should he do that when you could just go get the mail yourself? BECAUSE THAT IS HIS JOB... Why do I have to do power points, make excel sheets, deal with the Sharia Board? Poor me.....I think the other executives can do this all on their own, and the Sharia Board? They can pick them selves up from the airport. Why would I do this??? BECAUSE ITS MY JOB... Get my point. We all have things we do in our job we dont like or have the attitude, "They can do it themselves" But the reality is, if they did, we would be without a job.
My apologies to anyone if you feel I have "picked on Rajh" or somehow am less of a Muslim because I use this blog as my outlet from my day. If I cant write in my "journal: ie blog, about my day....why have it?
I am an American living abroad in a new culture, new land. This is all new for me. Interacting with people from different countries that don't speak English is something I have to adapt to. I never traveled out of the United States before moving here. As my husband says, I and most Americans, live in a bubble.
I have said before I am no scholar, I am not "The example of a Muslim Woman" to emulate. I am me. I have good days and bad days. This is my life. If you don't like it, move on. I have said this before..
I will still have my Rajh stories....they are funny. They not only involve him, but they involve me. It's comical at times to see us. Some days my boss just sits back and laughs.. This is my life. These are my experiences... I will not apologise anymore for them.
****FYI... I dont just work so I wont be bored at the house. Don't assume you know anothers life. You know what they say when you "assume"....
Salaam and may ALLAH forgive us all if we have done and said anything wrong...