The next day, it was Gauri’s turn to be thrown out of the college, unceremoniously after serving them for 6 months, citing the excuse that she did not have class control. When she insisted one of the office staff gave her a hand-written experience certificate, with a lot of spelling mistakes. Besides, the certificate mentioned that she had worked for only 5 months. When she went to the principal and spoke to him about it, he said that there are a lot of issues. The teachers (he would call the lecturers as teachers!) did not pay the income tax, etc. But he would definitely look into the matter. That she knew was an empty promise and the man was a sycophant, supporting whatever the owners of the college would do.
Gauri decided that to get justice, she had no other alternative than to contact Radha Srinivasan. Radha was her neighbor and a reporter in the newspaper The True Story.
“I don’t understand when my salary is Rs. 4000 and only my profession tax is deducted, how they expect me to pay the income tax.”
Radha looked thoughtful. She said, “Did you speak to the others? What do the others say?”
“They don’t really care about it as long as they are paid some amount of money!”
To be continued…