For readers’ convenience, here’s a transcript, in which we first set the context in terms of how much he paid to secure the job (approximately $5,000) and how long he worked there (eleven months):
Sharif: Agent money pay the… Singapore… Bangladesh money ah… three lakhs.
TWC2 Junior: OK which year — 2016, 17, 18?
Sharif: This one, er, seven…, this one I think er 15, 16 … like this.
TWC2 Junior: Sixteen.
Sharif: 15 to 16. I cannot remember lah.
TWC2 Senior: Tell me again, how much your agent fee for this company?
Sharif: This company pay the Bangladesh money, pay the three lakhs.
TWC2 Senior: And then how long you work in this company?
Sharif: This company also eleven months.
TWC2 Senior: Eleven months.
Sharif: Then after ah… [background noise]
TWC2 Senior: Then tell me, you said that you wanted to take ‘off’ for one day, is that right?
Sharif: Ya, right.
TWC2 Senior: And what did your boss say when you want one day off?
Sharif: One day you take off, money cutting 500.
TWC2 Junior: Money cutting 500.
Sharif: Salary cutting.
TWC2 Senior: And what did you say to your boss?
Sharif: I say ah, ‘Boss my body no good lah, tomorrow I no go working.” So I confirm. Boss also no happy, I also no happy. But I sleeping already. He also money cutting already. I take [unclear] already off ah, he money cutting. After, I go back time, he give back already. The ticket…
TWC2 Senior: The 500 dollars, he gave back to you.
Sharif: At that time, he give back already.
TWC2 Senior: In this company, the number three company, what was your basic salary?
Sharif: This company basic 24 dollar.
TWC2 Senior: And were you an electrician in this company also?
Sharif: Ya, electrician.
TWC2 Senior: I see…