Happy Teacher’s Day, Cikgu – Now Clean Up This Mess!


Honestly, does any other profession get treated with this sort of disdain from both their ‘customers’ and their employers?

From The Star 8 May 2010:

Teachers cry foul over cleaning chores
By KAREN CHAPMAN

PETALING JAYA: Many teachers are unhappy with an Education Ministry circular asking them to carry out a mass clean-up programme (“gotong-royong perdana”) in schools next Saturday to mark Teacher’s Day on May 16.

The circular was sent to 10,000 schools, with teachers encouraged to take part in chores such as cleaning the school compound and painting classroom walls for peer-bonding.

National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) secretary-general Lok Yim Pheng said the union had been flooded with complaints.

“They say teachers should not be asked to do cleaning in conjunction with Teacher’s Day,” she said.

Lok added that teachers might have misinterpreted the good intention of the ministry to encourage bonding among teachers.

The union, she added, wanted to suggest that May 15 be made a normal school day as replacement for the Hari Raya Aidilfitri public holiday.

It is learnt that the ministry had sent a subsequent circular yesterday saying that the gotong-royong was now voluntary.

Some teachers said the cleaning work did not reflect their professionalism, went beyond their core business of teaching, and did not give a good impression of teachers.

Happy Mother’s Day, mum! Now cook me a grand dinner and wash the plates afterward!

Happy birthday, pal! Where’s my present and cake you were supposed to get?

Congratulations on breaking the 100-metre dash Olympic record! Here’s a pickaxe, a bucket and a smelter. Go mine some gold ore, refine it and hand over a finely-crafted medal to me.

…Still not done? I thought they said you were fast.


20 Responses to “Happy Teacher’s Day, Cikgu – Now Clean Up This Mess!”

  1. Zack T Says:

    What are you ranting about? It’s a great idea!
    Teachers celebrating Teachers’ Day by spending their FREE time to do some WORK, while bonding together as they WORK!
    *air hangs self*

  2. hutchrun Says:

    The Govt. school teachers deserve it as they are 1 of the main supporters of the Govt.

    From Oliver Lustig’s “Dictionary of the Camp”:

    Vicenzo and Luigi Pappalettera wrote in their book The Brutes Have the Floor that, every time a new transport of detainees arrived at Mauthausen, Kapo August Adam picked out the professors, lawyers, priests and magistrates and cynically asked them: “Are you a lawyer? A professor? Good! Do you see this green triangle? This means I am a killer. I have five convictions on my record: one for manslaughter and four for robbery. Well, here I am in command. The world has turned upside down, did you get that? Do you need a Dolmetscher, an interpreter? Here it is!” And he was pointing to his bat, after which he struck.

    When he was satisfied, he formed a Scheisskompanie with those selected and sent them to clean the latrines.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapo_(concentration_camp)

  3. hutchrun Says:

    Anyway, why knock it, it is 1 Toilet Malaysia:

    http://zorro-zorro-unmasked.blogspot.com/2009/10/now-this-is-cruel-1malaysia-1-toilet.html

  4. Simon Thong Says:

    Next on the agenda for the 1Brain Man? 1Malaysia 1Grave?

  5. Simon Thong Says:

    Students will use teachers’ toilets simply because their own stink. When 1000 boys share 10 toilets, and each goes at least twice a day…then, boys tend to shoot, spray, splatter and run. No pouring of water, no flushing..The cleaning ladies can’t keep up! Certain Singapore schools install an automatic flushing system, so if you go to an elite school, you find toilet heaven. An elite school in Malaysia? Toilet hell! What about the Malsyain Parliament? Anyone knows if our MPs also quarrel in the toilets and forget to flush?

  6. vinan Says:

    hutchrun Says:
    May 9, 10 at 10:16 am

    ‘The Govt. school teachers deserve it as they are 1 of the main supporters of the Govt.’

    I can assure you the above statement is only true of the vast majority of Malay teachers. However, if you know the kind of sh*t these teachers get from their HMs and the PPDs you will have some understanding of why these Malay teachers vote BN.

  7. hutchrun Says:

    “However, if you know the kind of sh*t these teachers get from their HMs and the PPDs you will have some understanding of why these Malay teachers vote BN.”

    Why? HMs and the PPDs are from the opposition izzit?

  8. hutchrun Says:

    In any case I think there are only 5% non muslim teachers in gormen schools. That`s the “Sh*t Brigade” [Scheisskompanie]

  9. hutchrun Says:

    In any case I think there are only 5% non muslim teachers in gormen schools. That`s the “Sh*t Brigade” [Scheisskompanie]

  10. hutchrun Says:

    Rephrase:

    In any case I think there are only 5% non muslim teachers in gormen schools.
    The other 95% are the “Sh*t Brigade” [Scheisskompanie]

  11. vinan Says:

    Hutchrun,

    ‘Why? HMs and the PPDs are from the opposition izzit?’

    Exactly what I mean.

  12. hutchrun Says:

    Hahahaha, then I`m informed I guess.

  13. Simon Thong Says:

    There are many good, committed teachers in school, including muslims, and my tuition students have only praise for them.

  14. Ron Says:

    “Anyway, why knock it, it is 1 Toilet Malaysia”

    In the Land of Malays where the Shadows lie.
    One stall to rule them all, One stall to find them,
    One stall to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
    In the Land of Malays where the Shadows lie.

  15. hutchrun Says:

    One swallow does not make a summer.

  16. hutchrun Says:

    “In the Land of Malays where the Shadows lie.”

    The Shadowen are a fictional organization and species from the Shannara series by Terry Brooks. They are beings, originally Elves but later others as well, who have uncovered the lost magic and been subverted by it. Serving as the magic-hunting police force for the Federation, the Shadowen seek out others to join their ranks. The Shadowen resemble the Demons in the Word and Void series in that they are mortals who have intentionally corrupted themselves with evil magic, and in that they can shed their bodies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadowen_(Shannara)

  17. Simon Thong Says:

    It seems that students have been asked to clean the school on Teachers’ Day..angry parents sent sms to the Star.

  18. Nasaei Ahmad Says:

    I think cleaning the school compound or their classrooms once a while is a good practice to instill spirit of cooperation among students, and for ‘esprit de corp’, or love for their school, besides for them to highly regard or appreciate cleanliness. So, cooperation or ‘gotong royong’ is also important value for them, and schools should be the place for them to start having such a spirit, not academic alone, that parents are seemed to be interested in. However teachers should never take advantage or abused student to do something which are not of their duties.

    Nowardays parents are different. Some of them even ready to confront or lodge formal complaint if their son or daughter has been punished for failure to perform or complete their homeworks. That is off limit. So, our school education system is somehow a ‘factory’ that produces individuals who excel in just academic only, but maybe less in human values etc.

  19. Ron Says:

    In that case why not go all out and make it a weekly community event where everyone drops in to help out. Order out pizza, BYOB, throw on some Marley…

    “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright.”

  20. Love Quotes Says:

    Love Quotes

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