Among the first world nations only in Singapore "To return trays or not" is the biggest social issue.
Let's ponder about that in silence for a minute.
I eats, shoots & leaves
I think many people now consider what to eat as the more important issue
We have said so much..
Let's us start from Clubsnap!
1. Clear your own mess and put them in the tray.
2. Clear all other mess on the table e.g. those left by your fellowman.
3. Return tray to the collection point.
Let's not ponder.. let's do it!!!!!
Either way, I make sure I say "thank you" to the cleaners.
It's just that I have not come up with a convincing counter argument to my relative. This is especially since one cleaner auntie confirmed it (without prompting) once when we tried to return the trays. More than once and in different places, I have observed that the supervisors treat the cleaners pretty badly (at least verbally) - they are really slave drivers. Of course, the supervisors are employees too but it seems to reflect the "tight ship" that the cleaning company is running - they have no qualms firing someone for sure.
Last edited by UncleFai; 5th December 2013 at 08:12 AM.
Scuba & Father... For Life
The argument of "depriving of work" is short-sighted. Overall I would ask why a person above 65 needs to do such jobs to have a living instead of being at home for family and kids. And why a society in a developed country (isn't this was SG claims to be?) happily accepts that its seniors do such low level cleaning jobs when technical solutions are already available.
While there might be a few who just want to do a job instead of being at home, there are many who would opt otherwise if they could.