Equipped with a measuring tape, a pen and sheets of technical drawings - Ju Ying ensures that each and every piece of garment meets the required quality and specifications set out by each customer before they are packed and shipped out. Soft-spoken with an ever cheerful personality, we speak to Ju Ying to know more about her life and story.
Briefly introduce yourself and what you do in the company?
My name is Yuan Ju Ying, 46 years old, originally from Hunan province. I’ve been working here in the factory as a QC inspector for close to 10 years.
Where is your family and how often do you see them?
My family lives in Dongguan as well and coincidentally my son happens to work in the company as well.
What does your son do in the company?
He works as a sales coordinator for the company, where he would liaise and coordinate closely with our colleagues in Hong Kong to ensure smooth communication between the factory and our office headquarter.
Could you share with us more about your daily life?
On a regular day, I would wake up at 7.30am in the morning and start work at 8.30am. I'll finish work at 6.00pm and either go home to cook for the family or at times gather with a group of colleagues to have dinner and chit chat before heading back home. By 10.30pm, I will retire to bed so that I'll have sufficient energy to work the next day.
Do you work on the weekends? And if not, what would you normally do?
Very seldom we would have to work on weekends. We will try to complete our work as much as possible during the weekdays so that we will be able to take time off and rest.
On weekends, I would spend time with my friends to go line dancing in the public squares and perhaps the next day to stay home and rest.
Any aspirations for the next 3-5 years?
I hope to continue to work hard in the company and upgrade my skills and knowledge, and hopefully be promoted to a QC team leader or manager someday.