老外看台灣/比利時老闆大讚超商店員 點出「一關鍵」網驚:心酸|Belgian loves Taiwan ‘convenience-store culture’

【看CP學英文】來自比利時的Vincent念大學即創業,三年前應台灣政府之邀,Vincent與他的租屋團隊來台發展,公司主要服務為幫助在台外國人找房、為台灣人媒合外籍室友等等。

Vincent from Belgium started his own business when he was still in college. Three years ago, the Taiwan government invited Vincent and his team to Taiwan to work on their rental business. The company aims to provide services to help foreigners in Taiwan find housing and match Taiwanese with foreign roommates.

近日,YouTube頻道《不要鬧工作室》(Stopkiddinstudio)推出影片訪問Vincent,他也大方分享了他對台灣超商的觀察以及想法,來台數年深入了解超商文化後Vincent直呼:「我希望可以打包超商店員!」

Recently, the YouTube channel “Stopkiddinstudio” released the video interview with Vincent. In the video, he shared his observations and thoughts on Taiwan’s convenience stores.

After getting to know the culture of convenience stores, he said in the video, “I wish I could take a convenience store clerk with me!”

回想起剛來台灣的時候,同樣來自比利時的朋友帶他體驗台灣超商文化,Vincent對於小小的超商能提供「多功能服務」感到相當驚艷,家鄉比利時根本沒有這樣的地方。

Vincent was amazed at the “multi-functional services” offered by a convenience store, as there was no such place in Belgium.

Vincent分享道,現在就連要叫車,也選擇在超商叫,反而比較少用Uber。而且在超商還可以繳罰單、微波食物,生活大小事一店包辦。

Vincent shared that even when he wants to call a taxi, he chooses to do it in a convenience store instead of Uber. 

In a convenience store, you can also pay fines, ask a clerk to microwave food, and so on.

更令他驚訝的是,無所不能的超商店員時薪竟然只有新台幣168元,比他所想像的還低很多。身為公司老闆的Vincent免不其然也打著如意算盤,表示「希望有機會能打包超商店員」。

What surprised him even more was that the hourly salary of the convenience store worker was only NT$168 (US$5.7), much lower than he had expected. 

Vincent was impressed with the workers’ performance, saying, “I wish I could bring them with me.”

Vincent也想過要把這套經營模式引進比利時,他仔細想想後發現這計畫行不通,考慮「現實關鍵」後即打消這個念頭。

When Vincent thought about introducing this business model to Belgium, he gave it some thought. However, he realized it wasn’t going to work because the minimum wage in Belgium is about 1,600 Euros.

最後,他再次大讚台灣超商店員的能力,他們能夠學很多東西並能一心多用的工作,因此對他來說有超商工作背景的人非常加分。

He once again praised the ability of the Taiwanese convenience store staff to multitask.

「這不就是任何要成長壯大的公司裡,最需要的基石嗎?」

So I see how they can be the foundation of any growing businesses, he said.


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