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    The question if PR contributes if of course a yes. However I think the main grouse is that only in Singapore, are PRs and FTs are precieved to be treated on a equal standing by the govt. In countries all over the world, nations protect their own. Make them feel there is a reason to be a citizen. Here the growing feeling is that as a local, they end up being marginalised by MNCs for having to serve reservists, pay CPF etc

    The problem is each time this topic starts, we will have those who will always bring up the lazy Singaporean and hardworking PR or FT. Things are not as simple as that. There are many hungry and hardworking Singaporeans who work hard with no end in sight and there are too many FTs that live a king's life here. End of the day, whether or not it is true that FTs and PRs take up more jobs, unless this is addressed. A new urban myth that will erode voter confidence will grow. Now the next flash point is the IRs. According to authorities, the IRs are needed to bring in more jobs. However there is a growing rumour in "coffeeshops" that a significant number of jobs in IRs will be given to FTs. Reasoning being Singaporeans are not trained to work in IRs...... True or not, I guess we will know when the IR opens.
    Last edited by centuryegg; 28th January 2007 at 10:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Do you think PR contribute to Singapore development ?

    Quote Originally Posted by centuryegg View Post
    Now the next flash point is the IRs. According to authorities, the IRs are needed to bring in more jobs. However there is a growing rumour in "coffeeshops" that a significant number of jobs in IRs will be given to FTs. Reasoning being Singaporeans are not trained to work in IRs...... True or not, I guess we will know when the IR opens.
    That rumour is not new.

    I guess there is SOME truth to the fact that most, if not all Singaporeans are not trained in casino based jobs (illegal gambling aside ) as we don't have any gambling industry.

    However, I have heard of some Singaporeans signing up for courses related to casino vocations (eg: how to be a croupier, etc....). Shows that some people are pro-active in retraining to remain relevant in tomorrow's economy

    Hey, wait a minute, there could be money in organizing courses and seminars to train people for casino work! Of course, these would have to be accredited...


    Bernard

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    Picked up a piece of dated news. Seems that 100 new unsold flats are being offered to SINGLE PRs for sale..... errrr how come PR who are single can buy flat and Singaporeans who are single cannot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernardy4416 View Post
    That rumour is not new.

    I guess there is SOME truth to the fact that most, if not all Singaporeans are not trained in casino based jobs (illegal gambling aside ) as we don't have any gambling industry.

    However, I have heard of some Singaporeans signing up for courses related to casino vocations (eg: how to be a croupier, etc....). Shows that some people are pro-active in retraining to remain relevant in tomorrow's economy

    Hey, wait a minute, there could be money in organizing courses and seminars to train people for casino work! Of course, these would have to be accredited...


    Bernard
    Yes it is good that Singaporeans are learning how to run casinos. Well I understand that we need FTs who are experienced to teach us what to do. However I really dont hope that the FTs end up staying for a long long time..... and end up never really teaching us anything.

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