Thursday, November 13, 2014
Half day …………..
I do not know whether I am writing this essay on behalf of ‘better half’s or fulls of the globe. All I can say is that this title fascinated me a lot. I find some titles very fascinating but when I start writing I receive no data or facts from my memory lines
I believe one thing for sure that it is incredibly difficult to find something ‘full’ other than bottles or packets revolvers full of bullets of words, bullets of anger, bullets of hate, bullets of foolishness, I can think of many bullets so let me stop exploring bullets I don’t really don’t like that terminology.
I must say that totally full in something rare or not possible to find. If you apply this term to people of this globe I believe you can easily find some ‘pulls not fulls’ again let me clarify.
Half always reminds me of a famous half but that is not ‘calf’. Can you think of any famous or popular half that everybody of this universe knows? I am sure you can. I am talking about the better half of some full (the rare category) (?).
Is the half better, whom should we inquire? Which half or quarter is better? If you refer this term half with relevant to digits how do you write ½.
One can say half of what I say is rubbish : - ) I can’t help because I am not an expert or knowledge diva. I can say half of what you say is correct. So what has happened to the other half then, a question?
Some population analysts say half of the population of this globe is ………
No! Actually it is not half most are well educated? If most are well educated why ‘we need education’? Is it because we are half educated or not yet educated?
I know some say that his half is a well educated lady but compared to her he is not. And there are moments I happen to here ‘he is a well educated but his half is not. And why not mention, there are half’s of half well educated (full = parents) but some sons and daughters are nil in education.
Education = experience (don’t worry this is not one of the sameekaranaya’s of education) half learnt can’t write any proper sameekaranaya knowing that I refrain from writing sameekarana.
How about this sameekaranaya ( equation) the following …………
Y+Y = Y
Now don’t give your brain a headache thinking of ‘y’s of this globe
Y= yield or something
Education is a word derived from latin word educere (?) read an article compiled based on a speech made by educationist Mr. Liyanage Amarakeerthi ( award winning author ' Kurulu Hadawatha' for example) in Divaina daily paper today ( 13 / 11/ 2014) tried to remember the word don't know whether i am succeeded in my effort
Some half memories from history ……….
There were times that I my self go and buy ‘half of a bread’ (Paan baage) mainly because my father couldn't afford to buy a full bread. Things changed when my father got a better job that he could comparatively earn a better salary. That is some of the news of from my childhood.
In recent past when then government decided to give a bread (full not half) for Rs. 3.50 my brother who very freshly started purchasing things ( and goods from market using his own pocket money or wallet money, Ah! He brought home full bread every day. That didn't changed even after government had to raise the prices due to changes occurred in the global market for instance, when the global market raise their prices of wheat flour the bread and bun bakers , government had no choice other than increasing the prices. Understandable, when things changes globally no country can stay ‘still’ ‘or stagnant reason is if a country does nothing and stay still the globe or who ever begin to say ‘you belong to third world country’ if you want to move ahead you need to do this and that.
I finished writing half of this essay yesterday.
Today I over heard Anton sir was teaching his students. Believe me it is not easy to teach some things for some of the students. i heard his efforts in trying to convince things for his kids ( students). The teacher cannot expect every student to be the same. Some students listen without saying anything. Some students argue though their arguments are incorrect or inaccurate sometimes.
In this world you don’t always find equations that tally or can apply to day to day lives of ours, easily.
I like to believe that teacher pupil relationship is very stronger than some of the relationships of this world. Believe me no one can isolate a guru and I believe there is so much that a teacher and pupil can do together.
Let me venerate the guru’s of this world that teach ( though now the modern educationists don’t use this word very much because education is something that gives fullest results when there is a good relationship between teachers and pupils) their pupils not half way but contributing their knowledge for their students in a fullest way.
Every person (both gender) of every age mature or immature is a learner. No body knows why some think that they are fully aware of everything or fully equipped with knowledge.
The other half that I began to write yesterday was interrupted by my sister , so couldn't complete
Here we go the other half of the essay……………
What is the half of a full moon is called? Do you know?
We have a famous street named as ‘the Albert crescent’ (Albert chandrawankaya) thought of adding this after noticing early morning crescent on sky; don’t be surprised it is normal that you see crescent on some days, morning.
‘Half day’, leave is something that everyone is very aware of. Some leave half day while others work very full days. Some say they work half day but finally ended up working a full day. So about half days some have different opinions. It is good to hold different opinions but somewhat logical is good. Some think or confuse about ‘what is half’’ ‘better half’, half day, so this category of ‘some’ needs clear clarifications, I believe. If it is half of a day, with relevant to work is not the half day that other people (non working category) describes. It is ‘half of allocated working hours per day. If you are labourfully or lawfully asked to work 8 hours I think half day is four hours not half of that.
Anyways it is not about hours or days I just thought of directing my thoughts towards how some understand some things of this world because every person of this world is not a genius. There are, still, some individuals who do not understand all the ‘labour rules and regulations, relevant at least to their ‘occupation’, including myself. Sometimes it is just the laziness’. Somedaily paid or weekly paid, wage labours don’t understand how their pay is calculated, how the calculations are done. Why some deductions are there or what % is added by the Employer and what % is deducted from the earnings of the employee. So this half or quarter or less than that % of knowledge on labour rules and regulations should be ‘filled’ because is something lacking.
About ‘overtime rates’ some workers aren't aware of. For instance some do not know about the maximum over time hours that a worker is entitled to work a month, week, day, whether it is 60 hours or less or more than that per month etc. that is except the Employers but I know that some employers don’t allow their workers to exceed the number of hours entitled to work as per labour laws and regulations.
Some use ‘bar code system’ instead of using ‘signature’ on a book allocated for workers in their ‘in’, ‘out’ working schedules in some of the working environments. Even a second or a minute are calculated according to the data provided by the system, method when calculating their ‘pays’. It is commonly practiced in some of the factories but I am unaware whether this bar code system is practiced in any government or semi government systems.
If you work on some ‘public holidays, you get paid ‘double’ of normal rate (OT) if I am accurate here. And if you work over night ‘the break’ between working hours is also ‘explained according to labour rules. Let’s say for example 15, minutes for each ‘tea break’, half and hour for lunch etc.
And no child labour is ‘encourage to employ by the law of this country. I guess it is now age ‘14’ or is it 15 (?) that a worker can start work but with no over time given to work.
Health and safety of the worker is something highly considered especially if it is a factory. Safety equipments should be provided for instance ‘metal glouse’ for master cutters, safety masks for who work in a chemical handling area. And if such things are not provided the institution have to pay compensation as described in ‘labour rules and regulations.
Exit doors in an emergency situations these too are described. Such exit doors should not be locked when the workers are in side the working entity, according to my knowledge.
Fire extinguishers (updated?) such things are also important.
Breathing space for workers for example the distance between machines (let’s say sewing machines / lines mainly)
The things are different depending on labour category, casual, temporary, permanent, contract etc. Some talk of ‘the letter of contact’, paying 6% (?) ETF, 12 %(?) for EPF (Provident fund) that is depending on employment agreement.
Some don’t entitle for leave unless they complete a year of work but given I guess ‘some days off for some illnesses’ and if the worker don’t get any leave at the end of each working year the pay is calculated and paid adding payment for the days not taken as leave.
It is not just the employer that should full fill his duties as described in by laws or in any labour laws also the ‘worker of any entity must obey the rules and regulations of the entity if that is described in given ‘code of conduct’.
I think it is good if every worker can read their ‘employment agreements’ to get an understanding
Sometimes ‘your probationary period’ is a period that tests your ability to hold the position permanently, whether you have the ability to serve or full fill the duties accurately. ‘So show your colours’. I don’t say that you must show your colours only during your probationary period also along the entire period of work until you get the pension / retirement. You are rated not only by the employer but also by the individuals, groups (for instance if you make stoos for a restaurants the service gainers rate your ability in making any soups or stoos) who gain or expect your service.
Employment agencies too play an important role in seeking or finding jobs in this world. Sometimes you have to pay some percentage from your pay if you are agree to pay anything but they definitely get their ‘lump sum’ from the employer, if I am correct.
Oh! Careful if you are planning to go for a foreign employment via an employment agency, check whether it is a reputed or a no cheating agency of work.
I believe there is no compensation could be paid if a worker looses his or her life therefore it is highly advisable to pay attention to all these. What compensation is worth or value than a life of a person / worker
Some places provide ‘transport facilities’ if the worker is working until mid night or if the public transport is not available (?)
Actually I worked a full day today so I’m little tired must not write any further ………….