30 Mar '18, 10pm

Heartache and duty: At 77, the petrol pump attendant who must keep working

SINGAPORE: When 77-year-old Mohamed Yasin gets scolded by a customer – and make no mistake, some can get demanding indeed – it affects him so much, it keeps him awake at night. “I wouldn’t be able to sleep,” said the petrol pump attendant. “I’d think, ‘Why did I make that mistake?’” Take the one time years ago when he put in the wrong fuel grade, after a couple differed on the grade they wanted. The woman refused to pay the S$87. So he told her: “Though my pay is little, I made a mistake and I’ll pay.” His manager later made up for his loss by giving him vouchers. You could say that for Mr Yasin, his job for the past 15 years at an Esso station in Yishun has been both a source of comfort and of anxiety. Advertisement Advertisement Assurance because, despite the long hours which can be exhausting at his age, the work is a source of income he desperately needs to support his...

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