An East Indian from northwest(!) India joined the company a little more than a year ago. From the get go I had issues with him! This, actually, is my problem! I have issues with most of the people at the beginning unless they're really tough! And almost every one who has come to the company after me, has complained about me! I guess I'm lucky that I still for the company. I was not going to write about this issue, specifically but I now I am:
1- This filthy East Indian apparently had gone to the supervisor to complain! Once I saw the supervisor was approaching me. He told me that people had complained about the way that I talk to them! I asked him who was that. He said: A few! I immediately recalled that I had a sharp answer to the guy a bit earlier! I made the supervisor sure that I would revise the way I talk to people.
2- There's this short Filipino guy who thinks he's such a hot shit! Once he had done a silly mistake and I told him that " he had forgotten his vitamins "! I didn't know that he was upset and then I saw him " training " another guy on a machine. This time I said " What makes you a trainer "! That was it! He was furious and he not only complained but also claimed that I was " about " to hit him with a sort of vehicle that at times we use at work! I had to apologize to him and promise that I would not joke anymore! Such an immature idiot!
3- A Korean guy, apparently, complained about me once! I was at work and saw the lead hand approaching me. He asked me " if I had any problem with ... "! I said: No! He said something that I don't remember but that was another complain about me!
- Another Filipino fella complained about me the first day at work! He claimed that I had almost hit him! I told the lead hand that he could check the camera if he wanted to!
With that in mind, to explain to you, that I'm a trouble at work(!), I'll go back to the East Indian fella's, who happened to be a Class 1 driver, story. This guy was so proud of his background and said that as soon as he gets his driver's license back, he would go back to his old job which makes a whole lot more money. I had a few more small argument or unpleasant conversation with him and then it went away until about 3 month ago that he started showing signs of exhaustion and discomfort. He used to miss days and his work schedule became an absolute random! He said that his son had to be sent to India (I guess with his mother-in-law) because he was sick and they couldn't take care of him!!! I wonder what kind of mother can have his kid thousands of miles away from him! I'm an adult and if I my Mom doesn't see me at least once a day or talks to me at least every other day, she'd very upset! When the Caucasian guy was axed, we were a bit surprised as why that happened to him while this East Indian guy's attendance is way worse.
The last time I spoke to him was his last day or, I can't recall clearly, a day before that. For some reason(!) we had become close! It's because I showed (pretended!) that I care about him and his family and praised East Indian food a lot! He offered me things he was eating three times, which is rare from East Indians but know I think about that, I feel bad. That day he looked tired and I asked him if he was okay. He said that he had not had enough sleep because his little daughter wakes up at late nigh, from the long day sleep(!) and wants to play! We even had a meeting the other day and I saw, or he looked like, he was napping!
Eventually it happened the day after the meeting. He was working among others and I heard that the supervisor asked him how long it would have taken to him to finish what he had started. He said: " I'm just started !" Here's the thing and I know the guy is from a small village in India, an over-populated, illiterates country. If you cannot speak simple English, the basic English at the age he is, after years of living here and there and the official language of your country is English, then you're nothing but a filthy animal!
Anyways I saw the supervisor was out of his office and waiting for him to come after he was asked to. I don't know what happened and later when I went to the break room, one guy told me that he just had been escorted to the door and let out! That was it. He had been terminated. Most of the guys felt bad for him. Even me! He had lots of problems originating from poverty and he had never been able to overcome them. But I also believe it stems from greed too. If he had stayed in his village with his family and relative, he might not have had this much problem and how he had driven himself to here, still is a question for me, although I'm quite familiar with all the tricks that East Indians and other people use to get themselves to Canada and claim refugee status and benefit from the stupid system!
(Photo: I just use this cartoon to depict what happened to the guy. No offence is intended. I don't think he had expected that but one fella, who was quite close to him, told me that he had been given warning for his absence. I don't know if it's true or not. Doesn't matter now)