“Are you going to give me a job? Even if you do what will I do with it?
It has been almost 10-11 years that I have moved to Dhaka from Sherpur, Mymensingh. Since then I have been working in a garment factory. I started my job as a helper and now I work as an operator. My husband is a rickshaw puller.
On weekdays, sometimes I don’t even get the time to cook. This is why I spend my weekends doing household chores. One of my favorite dishes is ‘Shutki’. I often make Shutki and sometimes I share it with my neighbors too.
I have overworked myself on a daily basis. However, the income earned is not sufficient. Sometimes, I feel helpless. There was a time when education was not required to work in garment factories. It is not the case now. At the very least, people are now expected to know how to operate machines. My supervisor is a really good person, but if you are not good at your work then it’s not going to help you survive in this competitive environment.”
– An employee at a garment factory