"Job ethics" Yogyakarta Local Custom Tip by Assenczo

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Yogyakarta seems to be the rickshaw haven. The multitudes of these vehicles are everywhere at least in the central section of the town. They must do some decent business otherwise there is no way they will be around and the proof is that many locals are actively employing them. The truth is that they are quite expensive when compared to the taxis unless they are used for short distances downtown where the jammed central streets underline the strength of their mobility. What is catching the attention of the unaccustomed foreigners is the number of drivers who are ?sleeping the job?. It is not immediately clear whether they are on a ?union? break but it is surely surprising that during the day they are napping on grand scale undisturbed by the fact they might be losing business; so that much for efficiency of hard labour in the poor countries. Somebody is missing the point somewhere on this Earth.

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  • Written Sep 28, 2011
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