Game For The Challenge?

Gintai_昇泰:

Someone said that Train Officers can’t speak or communicate in English. I think it will disastrous if we blare over the Public Announcement System in Singlish. More passengers will complain on our langgar tiang English. Unless TOs are sent to British Council to learn Queen’s English lah! We have no wish to lanngar with unrelated announcements or chi chat. We could get into trouble lah.

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Originally posted on Kin Jio Leaf:

Read Gintai WordPress. Indeed, shift work is no joke.

Ape is fortunate to be out of shift but occasion do call for ape to go to work at night… such as tonight. Minor work with major impact if things go wrong. Colleague need support for exigencies. No problem for me.

Left bike at home. Took public transport instead. Just a month ago, similar work. Realised how tired I was to ride home after more than 30 hours of no sleep. Today, left bike at home.

On the train, ape thought about Train Officers like gintai. How can they stay awake? How can they spice up their otherwise monotonous job? And the equally ‘zombified’ passengers? Ape thought of an idea. One that is out of the ordinary in this boring, robotic place.

Get a few DJ wannabe Train Officer to talk over the announcement system. He don’t have to yak…

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8 Responses to Game For The Challenge?

  1. There will always be laying tigers and hidden dragons. To do this,

    First, upgrade the PA system. It does not do justice to the voices of TO not matter how solid they speak.

    Second, it should be spontaneous. Talk only when they feel like it and want to.

    Third, when they feel like entertaining their client aka passengers. Or offering some sincere kind words.

    Fourth, do it when you in happy and confident mood.

    Last, try out first… without passengers but with colleagues. See whether they go ‘hahaha! Jialat siah!’ or ‘steady lah! Sing song leh!’ Either way, you get to entertain your friends.

    Pilots can do it, so can TO. Ape took a flight once with colleagues. The pilot does his usual pre-flight announcement but sounded like Hokkien Peng. The best in-flight entertainment we had. :D but makes us proud to be Singaporeans… pilot truly Singaporean.

  2. Hi Ape,
    You should be driving trains instead. The difference in wages of an aeroplane pilot and train driver is like comparing between heaven and hell that far apart. So do their qualifications and requirements. I feel that the immediate piority is to ensure that the system is safe and reliable. Having achieved that, then we can discuss about other suggestions such as yours. Maybe in the future, your good suggestion may be implemented? Thks for speaking so highly on us. Cheers.

  3. Joey Foo says:

    Have a look at the comment I left at Kin Jio Leaf!

    (I think the comment’s awaiting moderation for now)

    • Done! Thks. Ape is so pleased with your comment. Only u commented on his blog after so long! He got excited reading your comments! Lol!

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