- Where is the factory situated?
- How does he go to the factory?
- How long does she work?
- What are her likings and disliking?
- What would she do in future?
Answer: Salma is a garment worker in a factory In Dhaka. She leads a very laborious life all day long. She starts her work at 8 a.m. and ends at about 9 p.m. she starts for her working place at about 7 a.m. on foot with two of her girl colleagues. She is given a break for half an hour for lunch. She has to work in the factory for long 13 hours a day. But she is ill-paid, ill-fed, ill-clad and ill-housed. She likes leading a very simple and honest life and dislikes shirking duties and speaking ill of others behind them. She keeps good terms with her colleagues. She has a desire to have a lift in her service by satisfying the authority through of getting married. She thinks that she would marry a fellow worker after her choice and start a new life of hopes and aspirations.
The Life of a Garment Worker
An ordinary garment worker in our country. maybe she is Shakina or Rahima, leads very laborious life. Her day starts very early in the morning and ends at about for 10 p.m. She starts for her working place at about 7 a.m. Generally, she walks to her factory along with other girls working there. Sometimes she has to get on a crowded public bus to reach her factory. On the way to her destination she is infected with slang words from various corners. She becomes the object of other’s pity. She has to tolerate bad comments. It is miserable for her. In the factory she is not in a congenial atmosphere. She works in congested rooms. She has no seat to sit upon. Sometimes she works whole day resting on her feet. She eats the poor lunch with her colleagues in the factory. Almost every day she takes lunch from her house. She is given a break for half an hour. Within this time, she cannot take lunch properly. She works in the factory for long hours till deep at night. She has to be at the factory up to 9 or 10 p.m. Inspire of her long hours of work she is not remunerated properly. She likes working in a factory rather than in a household. But long hours of work make her sick often. She is used to overworking. So, she gets tired and bored with work. Most of her colleagues are friendly but male colleagues are not. They feel jealous of her independent work, sometimes they try to harass her. Though she works hard for long hours of the day, she has to go to an uncertain future. Now she is about 19 and is frequently haunted by the thought of uncertain future. As tradition goes on, she will get married with a fellow worker and try to continue her poor life.