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Saturday January 26th 2019

The Ineptitude of Our Government Agency

Hi all,

 Just forwarding this email from E2I to show the kinds of email I have been receiving and the questions I have been asking such organisations all along:  do they really do their fact-checking before they send such emails out?

 If you noticed, I received the email on the 29th July 2010  but the closing date for the submission of resume for the mentioned position is 4th July 2010.

 Though I know that I may not be qualified for the job,  there may be others who are.

 Imagine  the kind of frustration a job-seeker may have to miss out on such an  opportunity or  worse, the feelings that they are of the lowest priority to the organisation to receive such out-dated emails.

 When I was at the NWCDC, I  saw some  job-seekers berating the staff there. At first, I was sympathetic towards the staff  but as time goes by and from the kind of responses or non-responses I have received from such organisations, I am starting to empathsize with  the job-seekers who berated the staff!

 There seems to be a disconnection between  the  government staff workers and the kind of  assistance rendered to the  aid seeker. And I believe it is the inadequate training the staff receives to handle the psychological aspects of the job/aid-seekers. On top of the inept service the aid-seeker receives,  we are also being treated like   a statistic rather than a real live human being.

 There is also  the lack of proper public communication to understand what is really available   from the aid agencies. There are simply  too many agencies dispensing different kind of aid and people often get confused as to which agency to seek help from.

My conclusion?  We are just numbers to MOM, WDA, E2I and the CDCs. Not real people with feelings it seems.




Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 1:59 PM
Subject: Position available as Assistant Management Officer (Finance)

Dear Sir/ Ma’am,

 Kindly refer to the below for more details pertaining to the position of Assistant Management Officer (Finance). The hiring employer is Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).  

Job Description

 You are required to perform day-to-day operations of the Credit Control and Management function in accordance with the organization’s accounting policies, procedures and internal controls. You will also be involved in system enhancement, processing of documentations and any other ad hoc duties as and when assigned by the supervisor. Candidates should possess a relevant polytechnic diploma. Ability to converse in both English and Mandarin will be an advantage.

 Job Requirements

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬† Minimum Diploma qualification, preferably in Business Administration or Accountancy.

‚Äʬ†¬†¬†¬†¬† Prior experience in Finance is an advantage

If you are keen to apply for the above-mentioned position, kindly send in your resume in PDF or Microsoft Word format by 12 noon, 4th July 2010 (Wednesday). Please enclose your cover letter, if any, together with your resume in one single document.

 We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Thank you and we look forward to your applications.

 Best Regards,


XXXXX¬†‚Ė™ Employability Coach ‚Ė™¬†



NB: e2i has since clarified that the date for the submission ¬†of¬† resume for the position is 4th Aug and not 4th July as stipulated in the email ‚Äď Gilbert

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3 Responses to “The Ineptitude of Our Government Agency”

  1. Kevin Teo says:

    That might be a slip by the staff, perhaps short-handed. I am not sure, but I do understand one thing about govt related organisation – they tend to be beauracratic and that is the problem. you are right, they are like robots and We are just numbers to them.

  2. Tom says:

    I beg to differ.

    I think the staff is trained and knows what they are supposed to do and be helpful.

    BUT is told by the gahmen (PEE&POO) to do otherwise. That is to be unhelpful, be cold and be a bit deaf – LEST those seeking help will become too defendant on the gahmen and become too lazy to work or strive.

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