Saturday, May 31, 2008

$5000 per month to do cleaning service job??

My friend asked me this hypothetical question.. "Will you take up a full-time cleaning-service job that pays $5000 per-month?"

Then some ideas started to pop-up from this creative brain of mine.

1. I will take-up the job for 3 months, do all the shit, and quit the job. Then I will take a nice vacation while applying for another job.

2. I will negotiate with the employer to let me work for 2 1/2 days instead of 5 days (and be paid $2500), and I will do Master degree with the remaining days I have.

3. I will advertise the job and pay someone who is willing to be paid $2000 for doing cleaning-service job (who is very easy to get). So, I will get the remaining $3000 by doing nothing.


Then my group of friends challenged me further. How about SIGNING A CONTRACT of doing that job for 1 year. If I break the contract, I get ZERO dollar. I have to do it myself and can't ask someone to do it for me.

For a lot of people, it might be a bit tempting, but for me, it's a no brainer, I don't want.


My life is too precious to do something I don't like. And my pride is too high to take-up that job. No offence of auntie cleaners out there, I think they deserve mountain-high recognition for the good job they have done. BUT. That's just not the job for me.


Then my silly friend asked me again.. "how if I increase the pay to $50,000 a month instead of $5000, but you need to sign the contract for 1 year?"

I only had 1 question for him....












"When can I start work?"




Moral of the story: In life, it's very important to have some kind of flexibility... and high dosage of sense of humour.

4 comments:

WK said...

LOL... you're the true joker :-p

Kriscell said...

Woo if I am given such a job I will also say when can I start?

Ana Kasiman said...

ben, here in mcD where I work, cleaners get $35/hour for overnight cleaning and maintenance. They work 8hours/day for 5 days a week, so calculate,$35x8hrsx5days = $1400/week = $5600/week minus tax, you get almost $5000/month.

It's very tiring job, and you almost have no life doing it, because the work is on midnight-8am. One guy that I know doing the cleaner job AND doing full time bachelor degree, salute for him. And he's doing well on his course too...

Ben said...

@WK
Haha.. silly question deserves silly answer =P

@kriscell
Yes... great minds think alike! :D

@Ana
$5000/month is for at least first-line manager here in Singapore. Wondering if I should migrate there.. haha..

If they allow us to work part-time instead, I would love to work 15-20 hours per week to pay for my study.. haha..