Saturday, May 13, 2006
Another hard day at the office
Samoa Immigration staff work a pretty gruelling schedule. With international flights arriving and departing at all hours of the day, it's essential that there is a twenty-four hour presence at the airport. The vast majority of the larger flights (737s from Australia, Fiji and New Zealand) arrive in the middle of the night, so Immigration has a couple of drivers who take staff to and from the airport as required. The consequence of which is that they're almost always bone tired.
Pictured here is one of the drivers, nicknamed "Schumaker", taking a well earned nap in one of the quieter offices in the building. Although, with his hand resting on his head like that it seems that even sleep can't provide respite from the weight of worldly troubles.