Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) called consecutive three days strike from 22nd April or 24th April. On the very first day, I went to office even though it was strike. I didn’t want to go but I skipped office the earlier day. Though I took a leave for exam, I was got called at the afternoon to attend the office after exam if possible. But I didn’t attend and promised to come next day. That’s the reason I had to go to office on strike day. But I was surprised to see that none of other articled student came to the office. I was the only one. I completed what I had to do by 11 o’ clock. After launch, I left the office taking permission from manager.
I didn’t go to office on second day of strike. I got called from office at 10 am for not being present. When I said I couldn’t go because of strike, manager said that It is not fair because others employees came to the office. he must have forgot that I am not an employee and not get paid like the other employees. Any who, after saying those words, he put down the phone.The reason I didn’t attend was the strike of course. But I also knew that other students won’t go too. So I decided not to go too.
On the third day, I was thinking of going to office. I was getting ready for office. Then I heard about the violence on streets which were on my way to office and the places close to my office. So I decided not go to office. But at 11 O’clock, my manager called me and asked why I am not going to office. He also said some harsh words. I felt bit sad because I never want to miss anything on purpose. Anyway I decided to attend the office even if BNP calls for another strike. Fortunately BNP didn’t call another strike and made it easy to attend the office.