To Shift Workers
Speaking of shift workers, everyone is no stranger. There is a huge group in Xinhai Group. They work on the front line of equipment production every day. In every corner of the factory, they pay silently. Although the shift workers are ordinary, they use their tall and strong backbones to carry the burden of the smooth and safe operation of the device.
No spring, summer, autumn and winter, no holidays, rain or shine on time. How many windy and rainy nights, against the wind and rain in the midnight shift, shift workers often say is: even the knife has to come. I remember that a blizzard hit our factory last year. Looking at the blizzard outside the window, everyone was worried that the bus would not leave. They all contacted each other and left home more than an hour in advance to wait for the bus. In the morning of the silent snowstorm, the road was very busy. It was full of employees working in Xinhai. In order to ensure the smooth operation of the on-duty guarantee device on time, the footprints of shift workers were left on the snow over a foot thick.
My neighbor and his wife are both shift workers. In order to take care of the children, the couple staggered their shifts and could not see each other for a few days. They often took over the shift at the door of their home with their children in their arms. They joked that they lived the life of a cowherd and a weaver girl. If the mother does not leave work and the child does not sleep, the child over one year old will move a small bench to sit at the door and wait for his mother. In the morning, the mother wakes up and drags her mother not to leave. However, she has to go to the bus in advance. When the time comes, she will be cruel enough to leave the child. She will cry all night. After a long time, the child's work and rest time will be the same as the mother's shift time. It is said that the children of shift workers also work shifts. They are small shift workers and should also be paid. It is a joke to say how much hard work there is here.
They are not only fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, but also good employees of enterprises. How many people have missed their children's parents' meetings, their children's opening ceremonies, their old people's birthdays, and how many holidays have been spent in the device. It is said that companionship is the most long-term confession. When thousands of families are reunited, they work in the production line, check the process in the device, keep an eye on the instrument in front of the computer, and are busy in the tank farm for the products entering and leaving the factory... In order to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the device. Is this not a more affectionate confession to the family?
Hard work, harvest happiness. Carrying the expectations of their families and hopes for a better life in the future, shift workers work hard in ordinary jobs.
(Liu Chunyan, Heavy Asphalt Workshop)