Can I have a copy of your ebook “How to survive unemployment”?
I have also thought of going for some courses but they require good 5 “O” levels or “A” levels as an entry.
Take English as an example, I don’t have a pass in English for “O” level but I have improved through the years and I can speak and write better now.
I came from a poor family. We stayed in a rental HDB flat from government.
In my childhood days, I had witnessed the cutting of electricity, water and gas supply as my dad had no money to pay.
I need to clarify something here.
It is not that I want to get rich but rather to have a more comfortable life compared to the poverty I used to experience in the past.
I want to have some savings to prepare for raining days as my siblings do not have high earning power and if something adverse is to happen in my family – at least we have something extra to tide over.
I also have to cope with something tragic that happpend to me recently.
My dad passed away this May. He was suffering from cancer.
He had a 50% chance of recovery but he didn’t want to do chemo even though the social worker was there to help with some state financing assistance.
The reason why my dad didn’t want to go for the chemo was that he was worried about the financial cost we have to bear even after the government medical subsidy.
He didn’t want to burden his children knowing that they are not financially capable.
My dad looked so healthy - he didn’t seen to be a sick person. He could even run.
I felt sad because he had been deprived of proper medical help due to perceived high unaffordable medical cost afflicting the poor.
I have survived thus far due to my own hard effort and whatever my achievement is right now – it comes down to square one due to the influx of Foreign Talent.
Striving so hard to come to a place where I can have the earning power of $500 (example) and now due to their bad policy, I have to downgrade myself to a lower earning power of $100.
Is this fair to us?
Actually I would like to think of migration, but I am not sure how and where I can look for advice.
I really felt hopeless in Singapore.
It is not fair for anyone (true Blue Singaporean) who has to downgrade his/her career or earning due to the influx of foreigners coming to eat from the same pie.
It is very frustrating. I felt devastated.
Who can understand ?