Translated page of Sjef van Oekel
This is page 31 of book 2 of Sjef van Oekel, title: Sjef van Oekel zoekt het hogerop (Sjef van Oekel wants to get on) by Theo van den Boogaard and Wim T. Schippers.
Latest news: Dolf Brouwers, the actor that played Sjef van Oekel, has died at the age of 85 in his residence in The Hague, The Netherlands in September 1997.
Van Oekel: Good evening. I'd like to register myself. Van Oekel: I'm sorry I'm a little bit late but since I had no appointment I'm sure that this will not bother you. Secretary: Who are you sir? Van Oekel: That's not important right now. Secretary: Then what are you doing here? Van Oekel: Now that's something! I'm here for the job announcement! Secretary: Job announcement? I know nothing about a job announcement. Van Oekel: That's no surprise for me.
Van Oekel: It's true that I do not read the papers anymore and I skip all those stupid announcements but even then I did not find anything even mildly resembling a job announcement of you. Secretary: Our firm... Van Oekel: I don't even know the name of your firm! Van Oekel: By registering myself as employee I am a money saving factor for your firm right now... Secretary: ....... Van Oekel: Let me finish! Van Oekel: Because I know that even a simple announcement costs a lot of money. But this is not my main point. Van Oekel: What? You are going to phone someone while I take the trouble of abling you to perform your job?
Van Oekel: All right! If you're not prepared to receive me in a proper way... Van Oekel: ...I'll find my way to this office labyrinth myself! Van Oekel: Give me some stupid job. Van Oekel: I'd like to perform some plain work for a change. Manager: You're here for work?! Where did you get this idea?!
Van Oekel: Don't get any idea please. Because if I'm not satisfied, I'll be gone just like that. Remember that. Manager: There is no work available here. Van Oekel: Well if I was you I would start making it available. When I look at those charts... Manager: Far too many people work for us! It is very difficult to give a reasonable amount of work to all of our employees! Van Oekel: Well if that is your problem I can reassure you. Van Oekel: I promise you I'll perform such a small amount of work that no one will notice it.
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