Running a brewpub isn’t easy- it’s a lot of work, a lot of sweat and the occasional tears.
There are a lot of good, earnest people working behind the scenes, who put in a great deal of effort, round-the-clock, to ensure that everything you love about Toit stays that way.
And these people are none other than our never-tiring, ever-inspiring staff.
Our very own Toit Army- a battalion dedicated to the cause of good beer!
Say hello to the man that makes sure him and his team keep everything pristine—Helaluddin, our Housekeeping Supervisor.
When did you join Toit?
I joined in 2015, on the 20th of April.
What were you doing before that?
Nothing. This is my first job.
Are you from Bangalore?
No, I’m from Tripura.
I came to Bangalore in 2015, and joined Toit.
What were you doing in Tripura?
I was in my village, and mainly did farming.
How did you decide to move to Bangalore?
My friend made me come here. He also used to work at Toit, and he was the one who got me here for the interview.
My friend told me a lot about Toit, about the facilities here, and I heard everything and came. I came to the Housekeeping Manager and he was the one who took my interview.
Can you describe a typical work day to me?
So for fifteen days I do the first shift, and for the next fifteen days I do the second shift.
When I do the first shift, I wake up at 5:00 am in the morning and make food. I live with two other boys, so I make food for everyone.
Then I eat and come for duty by 8 am. I work till 5 pm, and sometimes if some of the boys are on leave, I work overtime and finish the work.
What all do you do during that time?
My work involves floor mopping, deep cleaning, which happens every day for different floors—sweeping, swabbing, and cleaning every bit of the floor.
In September I got promoted to Supervisor.
I was here until the promotion, then I went to work in The Permit Room for six months and got back here about fifteen days ago.
So you have a team?
Yes. There are about 16 people in the team. I manage this group.
Is it hard?
No, it isn’t. I like it.
I mean, things keep happening and we need to clean up. Sometimes people drop drinks or can’t handle their drinks, but we have no problem. We wear our masks and use our chemicals to clean.
When is your off day and what do you do?
It’s on Wednesday. On my off day, I get up late by 11 am, wash my clothes and all, and make nice food. And I go outside also, for some sightseeing. I like going to parks.
Your family is in Tripura, right?
Yes, I went there in January last year, to see them.
What do you miss the most?
My mummy. I miss her a lot. But I go to see her when I can.
How has the experience been so far?
The experience has been good, and I have new responsibilities after becoming the Supervisor, but I like it.