For many migrant workers, working away from home for years can be a challenging and isolating journey, but they make this sacrifice to provide for their loved ones…
Arumugam Karthik, a migrant worker from India, is one such example, who spent 17 years in Singapore to support his family.
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Another worker, A. Marimuthu, worked diligently for his employer Calvin Yeow for several years. When Marimuthu returned to India to marry his long-time love, he never expected his boss to attend the wedding as an unannounced guest.
Yeow expressed his respect and gratitude for Marimuthu's hard work and felt compelled to attend his employee's wedding. Yeow not only attended the wedding but also participated in the traditional ceremonies and presented Marimuthu with a thoughtful gift.
Marimuthu was overjoyed to see his boss at the wedding, as he had assumed that Yeow would not be able to attend. Marimuthu expressed his appreciation for Yeow's constant support and care throughout his tenure as an employee, and the unexpected appearance of his boss made the occasion all the more special.
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This heartwarming story highlights the unique bond that can develop between an employer and employee and shows how appreciation and support can create a positive and productive work environment.
Marimuthu's life has been marked by hardship and struggle, starting from a young age when he had to work alongside his widowed mother to provide for the family. Later, he had to take out a mortgage on their property and travel to Singapore to earn money after his mother's early retirement. Despite the challenges, Marimuthu persevered and worked tirelessly to improve his situation.
He constructed a house in his hometown that was painted in his company's colors, which is a testament to his dedication and loyalty. He will soon return to Singapore with his new bride, a result of his hard work and perseverance.