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Respect for the job

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Monday, February 05, 2018

DURING his 41-year tenure with the Motibhai Group of Companies, Ramen always has one thing in mind — to treat every human being with dignity and respect.

It was a gesture he first picked up when he was just an 18-year-old teenager knocking on employment doors hoping that he would earn one and start assisting his family.

And these two values of life was with Ramen all these years which enabled him to complete his work successfully until today.

Ramen, 58, is originally from Rarawai, Ba and had just completed high school in 1976 when he decided to start looking for employment.

Despite his young age, he had the urge to pursue a job and it was the Motibhai Group that gave him the chance he needed.

Ramen clearly remembers the day he was given a job at the company.

He was just a young teenager with no work experience but he carried with him respect and love — the two powerful tools he holds dearly.

"It was on August 29, 1977, when I was 18 years old and this year is going to be my 41st year with the company," the Ba man proudly shared.

"When I first joined, I started as a factory hand in the tea factory.

"Later on, I became the family driver for the company directors before being promoted as a Customs clearance clerk which is my current role."

While reminiscing about the good old days spent with the only company he has worked for, the father of three children acknowledged his love for the work he does and for always being good to every colleague.

"I like the environment of my work field. It's not like work or job that I have to force myself to do but I see my work as a part of my life which has given and taught me so much in life which is why I like working here.

"My current role requires me to collect bills and charges then travel to the ports to clear goods.

"Customs clearance is now becoming a day to day challenging activity.

"I am really proud to work for this company and wish that this company keeps on prospering in years to come as they have been doing now."

Ramen has a very simple message to everyone out there who may find it hard to secure employment or are maybe finding a hard time in his workplace.

"Be loyal, polite and dedicated to your work. Remember, hard work pays off as it has always been said that hard work is the key to success.

"But most importantly, love and treat your workmates well."

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