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    Default Singapore workers unhappiest in the region??

    http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/sin...065101155.html

    Says who!?! And its rather misleading as it implies Singaporeans rather than other foreign workers (or was that only my perception).
    Anyway, does it matter or will it change anything/policies?
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    Yes, we in KPT are happy.. office time still got time to browse and post nonsense

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    The survey is obviously wrong. Soon we will have another government-sponsored survey that concludes that Singapore workers are the happiest in the world.


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    Why take these so seriously? One minute this report says this. Another minute, this report says the exact opposite. The reason why these people can earn earn a living churning out useless papers like these is because people still read their crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    The survey is obviously wrong. Soon we will have another government-sponsored survey that concludes that Singapore workers are the happiest in the world.

    How come no low-paid foreign workers in the photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I don't think I was happy in Australia but I was too busy to think about being unhappy.
    Thanks for sharing your story.

    In my first company I was not happy because the managers were incompetent.
    In my second company I was not happy because I was underpaid.
    Now I have no more complaints because I work for myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Thanks for sharing your story.

    In my first company I was not happy because the managers were incompetent.
    In my second company I was not happy because I was underpaid.
    Now I have no more complaints because I work for myself.
    You now have the best job of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    How come no low-paid foreign workers in the photo?
    They are busy consuming alcohol. Ok here's one but they didn't seem that happy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    You now have the best job of the world.
    The manager is still incompetent and I am still underpaid.

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    Because (fortunately) we do not have a King of Bhutan imposing a dubious Gross National Happiness and declaring by royal decree, that all people residing in SG are happy. We do no need this kind of escapist crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    Thanks for sharing your story.

    In my first company I was not happy because the managers were incompetent.
    In my second company I was not happy because I was underpaid.
    Now I have no more complaints because I work for myself.
    Do you get paid???
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    Quote Originally Posted by justme77 View Post
    Do you get paid???
    Sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    I don't think I was happy in Australia but I was too busy to think about being unhappy.
    Hmm you somehow remind me of my aunt. Works in a bank from Monday to Friday (usually only comes back at night). On Saturday and Sunday, she works at the old-folks home to earn extra living. I always wonder why she needed that 2nd work when she has no commitment (not married and no kids) and holds a pretty high position in that bank branch. I don't remember its a culture to work 7 days and I only hear that instead of being praised for working the extra hours at night or weekend, you instead get called up by the boss to question on why you needed to work so much (i.e., is it your inefficiency?)

    Probably its the Asian culture and mentality that we have to work till death?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Because (fortunately) we do not have a King of Bhutan imposing a dubious Gross National Happiness and declaring by royal decree, that all people residing in SG are happy. We do no need this kind of escapist crap.

    "One man's unhappiness is another man's happiness."
    - Laozi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by An drew View Post
    The manager is still incompetent and I am still underpaid.
    Still good enough. At times, I think its better than to get paid but having to fight your way around thousand of incompetent, shoe polishers and all other craps at the work place. I have to answer to the boss, to the customer and to my colleagues and when you finally get home, you have a new boss to answer to!! haahaah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post

    "One man's unhappiness is another man's happiness."
    - Laozi.
    I am happy that you are unhappy!!!! HA!! Kidding.
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    From most emotionless to highest increase in positive emotions. And now to unhappiest in region.

    Sg should be ranked the most bipolar country in the world.

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    No , not true ! I am a happy worker in Singapore !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exposure View Post
    No , not true ! I am a happy worker in Singapore !
    So you are "Exposure".

    Another happy worker must be "Halfmoon".

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    The happiest worker in the world is the one that get paid for not working

    Unfortunately, most of the SG worker doesn't satisfy this criteria

    But SG workers should cheer up because after paying higher MRT fares, they may get the chances to walk in the MRT "tunnel of love" more frequently
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