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15 Aug 2012, 9.30AM
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by Karkadann (Master)
The World and Us
Gone with the wind
" is the answer for many people without work for one reason or another due to globalization, technology, new policy or for older citizens, finding suitable re-employment is a paradox. For the past generations we adjusted well to changes but today people will blame the government policies, high expectations by employers or even the cost of our living here. Well, we have heard or read all kinds of woes and unhappiness.....probably many of us got used to it.
Unemployment is affecting many nations worldwide and the jobless rate can only revealed that the impact of global economic gloom of the financial market that is reshaping our life, our living and our future. Some lost jobs will take sometime to be re-invented. But there are mundane jobs that will be phrased out forever giving way to new technology while there are employers looking into ways to cut costs.
Many jobs created by the boom years of the 90s in properties, stocks, health services, financial services are still available while there are jobs that locals here are hesitant to take up due to shift duties, lower pay or compete with changing expectations in the labor market. You may share your views or experiences if you are faced with the trauma of job hunting which is a irksome endeavor over time.
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15 Aug 2012, 9.58AM
Don't worry, Singapore will still have a lot of jobs.
Low Captial investment on technology and equipment, Low productivity and cheap foreign labour. So can employ more and more foreign workers and lament to government not enough workers loh.
1 local with the correct tools but high pay, so get 2 cheap labour to do the same job without equipment still more profitable. Of course no jobs for locals and still not enough foreign workers loh ;P
15 Aug 2012, 10.54AM
NTUC has been very active to recruit Cashiers and retail assistants in China to work in Singapore.
SBS transit has been very active to recruit SBS bus drivers in china to dirve the buses in Singapore.
This is where the jobs have gone to.
15 Aug 2012, 11.18AM
This is very good news.
NTUC prices will continue to be low, so that Singaporeans can buy goods at "affordable" prices, otherwise if Singaporeans were employed, the prices will be 50% higher.
Same for the bus drivers.
But then we get dumbos asking & demanding, why they dont speak and learn to speak English!
If dumbos want them to speak in English, then their pay should be "doubled", like Singaporean's pay?!
No Singaporeans will still have plenty of jobs, like sweepers and cleaners, those "lowly" & "stinky" "unwanted" jobs.
Dumbo Singaporeans can continue to be litterbugs because it shall ensure there are jobs for cleaners, otherwise Singaporean cleaners will be jobless.
Now isn't that Good News!
15 Aug 2012, 11.31AM
You must the that *** here again.
You were dead worng about information for NTUC.
NTUC prices have risen over the years and is not that cheap anymore.
No wonder there are so many ** in Singapore.
15 Aug 2012, 3.10PM
Everything you bought "Made In China" and you scream and shout "Silly China *****"!
What a Dumbo!
Even your under*wear or pan*ties........."Made In China"......unless of course......you dont wear any!
15 Aug 2012, 4.23PM
No wonder they call you ***.
You are really one because there are still so many things not made in china because anything that is made in China is No bloody good.
Milk powder is tainted, babies can die and heads get bigger after drinking.
Toothpasted is tainted
Oranges are coloured with artificial coloring
eggs are fake
oil are recycle from gutter oil
You can go eat your own made in china stuff and die that is your business.
15 Aug 2012, 4.47PM
You should go around naked, if you put your money where your mouth is!
You dont like China made, yes go around naked.
Dont even dream of calling with your iPhone, it's made in China!
Oh, by the way, I'm Singaporean, just like our MM, SM, and our PM.
17 Aug 2012, 10.17AM
You must be the "Fake" Singaporean from China, right?
I know you are, you should go back to the hole where you crawl out.
17 Aug 2012, 2.12PM
No problem if you think I am "fake" Singaporean.
But I know you must be Genuine Singaporean mountain turtle.
21 Aug 2012, 2.22PM
Actually, if NTUC employs Singaporeans, the price call still be low, but the profit margins become lower and those high level executives and CEO will get pay cut only.
But high level executives and CEOs want their high high pay, so continues to pretend that Singaporeans very expensive and very choosy. So will continue to choose foriegn workers :P
27 Aug 2012, 9.52PM
If you can use some brains and have some business acumen,it is not too difficult to start a business here in Singapore.
Why blame everything on the PAP government ???
In my opinion,the PAP government is one of the best in the world,although I do feel that some of those at the top level seems to be over paid.
Singapore is one of the easiest place to start a business.
Some people complain about foreign workers being employed as bus drivers and sales assistants but these complainers who complain about everything about the government,fail to see that having foreign workers who are willing to accept lower salaries,will ensure that bus and mrt fares will remain low while grocery prices will also remain low,because the lower labour costs achieved with foreign workers will ensure a lower price for customers like you and me.
Employing China workers is a brilliant idea because almost all Singaporeans can speak Mandarin.
Or are you people suggesting employing people from other countries who cannot speak Chinese and english but that would make it impossible for communication.
And for people who oppose having China workers,it the reason why you oppose because you cannot speak Chinese mandarin??
It is ridiculous that there are people here in Singapore that cannot even speak mandarin Chinese,the language of the majority people.
Anybody staying here in Singapore who cannot speak mandarin Chinese should learn now especially since China will become the country with the largest economy within 5 to 10 years from now,and overtake the USA .
The Singapore government is doing the right thing with regards to hiring foreign workers for those jobs that Singaporeans do not want and the Singapore government should be applauded for that and not criticised.
17 Aug 2012, 8.50PM
The Government is spending a lot of money on education. Agree, it is important. But more important is jobs creation. All the jobs created at this point of time are for blue collar workers. No doubt, there is upgrading using mechanised equipments. By doing so, someone else loses a job. People with higher education after gaining experience are considered an economical liability. High pay, high cost. Fresh graduates are preferred. Then the older workers have to find work to survive. They can't find one although prepared to accept lower pay. In the end they vie for jobs meant for blue collar workers. Isn't it a waste of taxpayers' money to educate them? What is real progress? Give with the right hand and take back with the left? If only leaders can give what people really need.
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