October 29, 2008

Bored

Can you imagine doing this for a living day-in and day-out? Very few pay parking buildings and lots in Metro Manila have those automatic ticket machines where you drive up to the machine, push a button, a ticket comes out and the boom goes up. Here, an attendant takes down your license plate number, hands you your ticket and pushes the button to lift the boom. At the exit, you hand your ticket and payment to another attendant in another booth. This lady is actually lucky because her little booth is enclosed and has an air-conditioner. Most do not have the luxury of the a/c and are completely exposed to the fumes of all the cars coming in and out.

parking booth attendant

13 comments:

Olivier said...

cela doit être assez embêtant comme travail, si en plus elle a la pollution des voitures, elle doit être contente quand la fin de la journée arrive
it must be rather exasperating as job, if on top of that it has the pollution of cars, she must be happy when the end of the day arrives

Wayne said...

There is probably lots of time to read.

Hope said...

....or time to play Solitaire, crossword puzzles and so on....I have often wondered how folks endure such jobs. It would be difficult.

Saretta said...

Well, it's an honest job and I guess someone has to do it. Better that than standing up all day...or digging a ditch under the hot sun! I often reflect on how lucky I am to have a job that I enjoy!

Tanya said...

Yawn....I'd definately bring a good book with me and catch up on reading :)

JM said...

Ok, someone has to do it, but being inside an underground cage 8 hours a day breathing the most polluted air... well, it must not be easy!

ken mac said...

It would give you time to read and....work on your photo blog!

Layrayski said...

Yeah, it must be tough. But as like they say, there are activities to fill the time. (But think: claustrophobia) Thank goodness it has a/c.

the donG said...

as long as i have my laptop and a wifi or weroam access, then i can work there. hehehe...

Webradio said...

It's a hard work, because of pollution... But she can read...

Pepe Alcaide said...

Mira el lado positivo. Esta forma de actuación genera puestos de trabajo que las máquinas automáticas eliminarían.

Eso sí, hay que dotar al personal de todas las medidas de seguridad.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Oh my Hilda, This post really made me think of it. I really feel insensitive for not thinking of these people befor eyour post. Now I realized how hard it is to be a ticketing assistant especially if your enclosed in such small space. Thanks so much for this post!

By the Way Hilda, I have something for you on my latest post, Hope you'd like it. God BLess you and More Power!

Steven^^

mirage2g said...

Her hand on her head surely shows how bored she is..she could be having her celfone on the other hand though =D