Entering the industrial park to work as a seasonal worker, working hard from early morning until late at night, Phuong could barely see the sun, nor did he know the time. At that moment, you realize that only study can help you get out of the precarious seasonal working life.
Realizing his dream of going to the lecture hall, the valedictorian went to work as a seasonal worker.
At 7 a.m., Ngo Van Phuong (Phu Binh District, Thai Nguyen) returned home after working nearly 10 hours nonstop through the night. Her face is dull from lack of sleep, her body is tired, Phuong’s voice seems lost: “Being a seasonal worker is really hard, but I have to try, with time I will get used to it, as long as I will keep trying till I finish my work.”
After passing the exam, I went to work as a temporary worker
At the age of 18, Ngo Van Phuong had experience working as a seasonal worker in an industrial park during the summer. During the days of studying for graduation exams, Phuong saw many people standing at the school gate handing out recruitment leaflets, he took one and kept it carefully. After completing the exam, Phuong immediately called the hotline number listed on the recruitment sheet and was scheduled to go to a “temporary home”.
“At first I was also afraid of being cheated, but I still mustered up the courage to invite my cousin to come along. When I arrived, I saw a “seasonal house” near the gate of the industrial park, so I Felt assured enough. After that, the two brothers were accepted to work. Always keep working,” Phuong said.
His face is sad and sad, it is rare for others to see Phuong smiling. The seasonal job you are doing with a daily income of around 200,000 VND, you will get more if you work overtime. In the days of practice in the life of a worker, returning home from work, Phuong’s legs trembled because he had to stand in the production line almost continuously.
Day shift week, night shift week, it is difficult to even get enough sleep, every day off is lost for that day’s wages. Only after the first session, the cousin who could not stand it, resigned and Phuong is still standing today. Working hard and working hard makes the poor man more deeply understand the value of labor and appreciate money.
Due to a difficult family situation, at the beginning of 12th grade, Phuong was at a crossroads in her life. “Should I continue or stop?”, this question gave Phuong many sleepless nights. But on careful thought, Phuong is more determined to go to school because only then can she hope to get a stable job and help support her family.
For more than two weeks, grandma Nguyen Thi Thai (85 years old) was very worried about Phuong’s health, seeing her grandson leave early and come home late at night. The nights Phuong went to work, she couldn’t sleep. About ten kilometers from her home to the industrial park, even though he told her to go slowly because the traffic on the road was too dangerous, her heart was still at peace.
Mrs. Thai said, “I didn’t say or do, but I encouraged her not to worry, when she’s older, she’ll know how to take care of herself.”
happy and anxious at the same time as valedictorian
With 29 points (Literature 9 – History 10 – Geography 10), she was the valedictorian of Block C in Thai Nguyen Province, but Phuong honestly said it was not surprising because after completing the exam, looking at the official answer But it almost matched.
Sitting on the old bed outside, Grandma Phuong used to wipe her tears with her hand whenever someone came to visit. She was happy with her son’s results, but to be honest: “I’m so worried, I can’t sleep at night because I can’t find the money to send him to school.”
Phuong was born without her father’s love, her mother suffering from Agent Orange’s legacy, which was unclear. The grandmother showered all her love and protection on her poor grandson since his birth. While still healthy and able to work, Mrs. Thai raised cows and pigs at home. But the price of pigs has fallen, the family now rears only cows. If Phuong is about to go to school but has bad eyesight and a bent back, who will take care of her grandchildren for a long time?
Sitting in the corner of the house, Mrs. Ngo Thi Hoa (49 years old, Phuong’s mother) looked at her son and smiled quietly. Although the mother was not as vigilant as the others, she insisted that her children go to school. “Dear, if you don’t have money, you will take a loan. I will sell pigs and do farming to pay off the loan,” Ms. Hoa said.
Rubbing her sunken eyes after a long night shift, Phuong said not to worry too much as she has grown up and can handle everything instead of her grandmother and mother. It is a background that motivates you to work hard for 12 years in school. From a young age, you were self-conscious to study, use learning materials, and learn more from teachers and friends, taking advantage of both studies and work, without going to extra school.
Phuong has applied for admission to the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Vietnam National University, Hanoi). He also counted on the option of borrowing from the Bank for Social Policies to cover the first year’s tuition if accepted. Then, when they go to the capital, they get part-time jobs to support themselves. In the short term, just try adding a day as a seasonal worker to save that day to make some money to cover living expenses.
Phuong is more mature than her peers. There was a time when Phuong was heartbroken because he did not have a complete family. But what is it when Phuong is still a grandmother, and her mother is always with her, loving and protecting her. It’s helped Phuong get through life’s turning points, build a kind heart inside you, and figure out how to love those around you.
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