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Saturday April 18th 2015

‘My Daily Thought’ Archives

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

Singaporeans work longest hours in the world but least productive worldwide

A woman PMET recently emailed me saying that she has tendered her resignation as a administrator after working for less than two months. She informed me that since day one of her job, she hardly [...]

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

Will Our Prime Minister Be Daring Enough To Slay Sacred Cows?

I was heartened to hear that the Prime Minister is launching a review of major policies and that no stones will be left unturned  in a fresh bid to revive the ruling party's political [...]

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

7 Ways To Improve Population Growth

Singaporeans continued  to be grabbled with Mr Lee Kuan Yew's threat of the country being overtaken by foreign new citizens in the future unless more of our population starts to marry and have [...]

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

Why Singaporeans are pissed off by Mr Lee Kuan Yew’s threat on population growth

As Singapore is still in a celebrative mood on our 47th National Day, ex-Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew threw in a dampener last Saturday as he spoke to his constituents at Tg Pagar GRC NDP dinner [...]

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

National Day Celebration: What is True Patriotism?

I was asked several times by friends back home whether I will spend National Day in Singapore  and felt slightly guilty that I am still away in Sydney during this period. Yet the question to ask [...]

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

Recent cabinet reshuffle – is it enough to save Singapore?

I was surprised that the cabinet reshuffling came so early after a earlier  massive reorganisation immediately after the disastrous General Election last year. After the general election, three [...]

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Are our PMETs overworked and have nowhere to destress and relax in Singapore?

Having the occasional opportunity to take off and stay abroad for a few weeks annually  during the past few years, many friends have marvelled at my distinct priviledge - something that is not [...]

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

Are our civil servants overly paid compared to the private sector?

I joined Mindef immediately after my ROD in 1982 - my starting pay was $720 then and it meant  the world to me. I later found out that many of my peers who joined  the private sector started [...]

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

Why Singaporeans Are Pissed Off By Our Prime Minister’s Comment on Social Integration With New Citizens

I was not surprised that netizens took strongly to what our Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsein Loong has  mentioned on the new cracks between newly-converted citizens and native ones.  A check with the [...]

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Singaporean PMETs hired not due to meritocracy but to make up for the employment quota!

Transitioning is priviledged recently to assist  several local employers out to hire our local jobless PMETs. Unfortunately, I have met some who told me point-blankly that they don't hire our [...]

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Lack of skilled supervisors reason for Bugis MRT extension line tragic accident?

Like many Singaporeans,  I was saddened by news of two PRC Chinese workers  tragically killed in the MRT construction site at Bugis on Thursday. Even our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has [...]

Why Singaporean PMETS job hop mostly from SMEs

Why Singaporean PMETS job hop mostly from SMEs

I was  considered a job hopper when a friend who viewed my resume told me that most of the jobs that I took up seldom lasted more than two years especially for the last decade. I remembered [...]

Why Singaporean PMETs always think like a worker and won’t become bosses

Why Singaporean PMETs always think like a worker and won’t become bosses

After seeing more than 500 jobless PMETs over a 4-year period, I have managed to piece out a few standard  profiles of these PMETs whom  I have the honour of talking to during a very difficult [...]

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

Thinking of migrating to Australia? Read on…

  Since I landed in Sydney about five days ago via a Scoot flight, I have been bombarded  with emails asking me about migration to down under. Some friends have even checked with me [...]

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

Travelling by Scoot budget to Sydney? Read on…

  Dear Friends,   I have just flew into Sydney amidst a cold wintry afternoon after sitting alright for 7  1/2 hours via a Scoot flight from  2am to 10am. Sydney is two hours ahead of [...]

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