I would like to thank Life of Annie for mentioning me in her latest post Thanks UCSI Vaccination Team. She even featured my Instagram post. As my vaccination was done at another center, I would like to thank the team at MITEC.
Obtained My Covid-19 Vaccination Digital Certificate
I had a very pleasant experience with the MITEC vaccination team. MITEC stands for Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre and I received both of my sinovac doses there.
There was a heavy downpour yesterday as I was on the way for my second dose. I was quite worried whether the 2nd vaccination was going to be as smooth-sailing as the first.
My 1st dose on June 19 turned out pretty well.
In fact, I would say the 2nd appointment was even better, as the team was more gracious and friendlier than the one I met during my 1st appointment.
Making A Living
On my way to the vaccination centre, I had a wonderful chat with the Grab driver — a young man who was in the sales line before he lost his job. Now he drives Grab for a living.
“We all just want to make a living. We don’t even dare to dream of prosperity anymore,” he said, adding that even those who currently have jobs are feeling insecure.
“A company that used to have a sales team of 10, for example, will bring the number down to 5. These 5 will still get the same basic salary but the sales target set by the company will be two-fold or three-fold, making it almost impossible to hit. So it’s a “take it or leave it” situation, and most will accept it if they have a family to feed.
“If you say the target is impossible to achieve, the company will say you’re now given the accounts of those colleagues who have left, how can it be impossible?”
The Grab driver fears that the wealth gap would only widen in the near future as the rich will have the opportunity to buy over a struggling enterprise.
Save The SMEs
SME Association of Malaysia president Datuk Michael Kang Hua Keong also said in a Nanyang Siang Pau (July 10) report that SMEs will choose to sell or close their business if they can’t see a future beyond the pandemic.
He said the closures of SMEs will cause a chain reaction as large companies will lose the supply chain and this could lead to layoffs, bankruptcies and a wave of unemployment.
Kang said the initiatives introduced under the National Economic Plan for MCO 1.0 and 2.0. cannot be copied and regurgitated for MCO 3.0.
Life Is About The Giving
That’s all for today. A prayer for everyone in the world battling with Covid-19 right now. May you recover soon.
Those who are in a position to help should lend a helping hand to those in need, and many Malaysians are responding to the White Flag movement.
Giving is its own reward, and life is about the giving not the getting.