Wednesday, November 21, 2012

4 days at UNIQLO Sunway Pyramid

Assalamualaikum and hello.

I know it's been a while since my last post. I've been eager to post new things online but lately i've lost confident in writing blog. Mainly because i have no more interesting things to write about. These few months, i have been writing long paragraph of words but none of it make any sense. And i just left the post unattended, as a draft, waiting until the day that i need to write again. But now i have something to write again. (YAY!)

So in the past week, i have been working again. After about a year or so of non-working life. I'm one of the few temporary staff(Temp) that work for the grand opening of UNIQLO branch at Sunway Pyramid. Although it was only for a short time of 4 days, it's a unique experience to add on to myself.

For that 4 long days, my job as a temp staff was to assist the stock department to replenish on stock and making sure we have everything that can make good sale always on the shop floor. So early in the days, we need to support the full time staff as well as the part timers to finish up the preparation at the shop floor. Once thats done, im back at the store room to arrange all the extra boxes intended for the stock throughout the day. When the stock is well arranged at the back, it time to replenish items that has been selling fast like a hot goreng pisang. The routine mainly involve carrying a box, open up the package, fold the item, and put it on the carrier(called blue top, or blue tot? i think) to be carried out to the shop floor.

and fyi, this is my first time working in a Japanese company. On the first day, during the hectic opening, one of the Japanese Manager scold the senior staff there for not securing an empty hallway for people to walk from the staff room to the back of the store, where all the stock is lying. One thing that will always stuck in my head is what he said about keeping a space. He said something like, Always make space for people to walk, when the pathway is block, the productivity will go down, so will the efficiency, thus resulting to loss on sale. That little information as of to make a clear path for people to move around make me realize how good the Japanese people is in managing the performance. No wonder Uniqlo is one of the successful retail company in the world.(No kidding here.)

Super long queue on the Opening Day.

Despite having to go back home with a very painful foot and waking up to aches all over my body, i think this is the most body wearing job i've ever had in my lifetime. Imagine applying analgesic cream to your shoulder, back, biceps and hamstring muscle every night before sleep and after waking up. Such a pain.

But overall we are paid goodly with our effort for these 4 days. And not to forget, i make new friends here too. Although some were a bit racist and prefer to talk in their own group, being the only the temp staff, you can't expect them to be very much friendly. It's not like we are going to be there forever right? But still, these people that i make here are very interesting and fun to hang around too. Nelson, Ooi, Syafiq, Faiz and few more i can't recall their name, you guys are great people and i hope to see you guys again in the future.

Now that my body have recovered from muscle and joint pain, i think it's time to get back on looking for a new job, something less stressful to my body. Hopefully i'll succeed.

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