robbing kitty mojos and serving kitty meals since 1999
At the beck and call of the almighty Clan are the two-legged furless minions. Minions don’t get paid, but have to work jobs, aka go into voluntary supplementary servitude, and finance the clannies‘ needs, from dinner supplies to boarding for the ones needing new homes. Our mojo-robbery began with Charlotte, and we’ve not been able to stop since. Before Charlotte, there were of course… the slackers.
This blog was started on 17 March 2006 with the intention of promoting the ones needing new homes. The inspiration and focus were to be pure streetcats Rheilly and her son, Kheilly, whom we’ve decided to induct into slackerdom. Be forewarned though, minions tend to stray a bit, so tec blog posts may not all be about the kitties only. In fact, we don’t even keep it to Singaporean blogging. Call it a fidelity issue, but us minions are afflicted with chronic can’t-keep-head-in-cats-and-own-business-only-titis.
Our motto? Think Global, Act Local.
Minion headcount: 2
Minion 1: btmao
btmao is the dinner-service (alfresco division) minion, and the one with the daily early-wakeup drill.
Committed to bringing the clannies their brekkies and dindins, 7 days a week for the Clan (except when she can’t resurrect herself early enough, heavy downpours, illnesses and injuries), btmao‘s job entails the anticipation of changing tastes and whimsies, and therefore requires the juggling of numerous canned food flavours.
btmao is not on call 24/7 because of commitments to the compulsorised supplementary servitude, which requires non-minionly labour 5 days out of every 7. btmao bravely lugs a huge sportsbag through the daily commute on the public transport system to service this supplemental slavery to ensure both clannies and slave-drivers are happy. This is due to tie-ins of performance bonus payouts.
btmao was expected, as part of her portfolio, to write daily minion reports through this blog. However, she has failed thus far to even log on. This will be reflected in her performance appraisal.
Minion 2: calsifer
calsifer is the pencil-pushing minion aka adoption process administrator, blog ranter, word junkie, and is on permanent secondment to the dinner-service division (indoor dining section only). Like btmao, calsifer is also afflicted with the compulsorised supplementary servitude, with its attendant inconveniences to the clannies. Because of btmao‘s non-participation, calsifer has been blogging on her behalf, much like Galaxy Quest‘s non-job Lt Madison repeating Computer, an extraneous but essential non-entity.
Despite unsatisfactory progress on this blog and the non-work on singaporeanimalcruelty blog, calsifer is foolhardy and is still trying to sneak time to maintain a personal blog. This will also be reflected in her performance appraisal.
EDIT (10 Dec 06): calsifer is desperately seeking to bail on the current compulsorised supplementary servitude. Anyone has ideas or oppportunities in human resource info systems, compensation, or alternative servitudes like writing or bumming, please do let calsifer know.