28th July 2014, 05:20 PM
Originally Posted by ArchRival
If cleaner is one of the easily find job for elderly citizen and the gahment want them to continues working and contribute their CPF for old age, then the gahment should look into and mandatory with law to control those cleaning contractor and make sure their cleaner get pay well or guarantee with minimum salary recommended by labor moment.
28th July 2014, 06:08 PM
Re: Will you clear the foods tray at the Hawker Centre or Foods Court ?
Firstly, the food court owner/operator is the one who employs and pays for the cleaners to clean and clear the tables at eating houses in Singapore. Hawkers and food courts the same. They are the ones who charge the exorbitant rental rates for the food hawkers to ply their trade, and as such have to increase the costs for a plate of food they cook for you.
They are the ones who walk around twice a day and download the stalls transaction figures and deduct their rental charge immediately. No way i would want to work in that thankless industry when the food court owner takes more than the hawker can afford to pay, hence the long, long hours with no days off to speak of. My hat goes off to them. (If i wore a hat anyway) Anyway, the old folks who work cleaning the tables do so because they want to. If they are really stuck for money to buy food or other daily needs there are a host of govt funded groups that provide up to 100% of the costs of their needs.
And as for the cleaning thing, next time you drop into the restaurant at MBS, when you ask the maitre-de for your check dont forget to ask him the way to the kitchen so you can take your tableware and do the dishes.
28th July 2014, 06:22 PM
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