If you chose to study for a degree, when you have finished the course, guessed what. The gals have either finished their Msc or even PhD.
I remember once working in a GLC (Govt linked company: "under the Temasek chain") which NS serving males are paid the same as females.
If a GLC can pay males and females on the same basis of qualification and ignoring the years of NS stint. Needless to say, the private organisations would do the same ignoring it.
In conclusion, pte ltd / ltd do not always follow suit with civil / stat board practices.
(Machiam garmen got 2 month bonus ++ last year, my company don't have bonus and annual increment for 4 years already.)
Nowadays no more iron rice bowl liao, one may get higher pay cos complete NS but it goes stagnant in years to come. No freedom - can't upgrade in studies - you sell your time & freedom to them so that these "NATO elites" get their jobs done-slogged like hell by us "workers". Those who got the $ and education qualifications already migrated liao like my cousins and uncle.
Last edited by GhostSG; 23rd January 2007 at 12:34 PM.
Sorry ... need to calrify some things here and do some reality and facts check...
As for sports, well, sad to say Singapore do not have much atheletics, not because we can't produce, but because you can't produce one overnight. When was the first time Singapore government put emphasis on sports, say 10years ago? when did we import our sports talents? I forgot, maybe say 5 years ago? do you think you can train a sportsman in 5 years? even if you train him everyday till he die of exhaustion, there is no way to get a sportsman in 5 years. Well.. unless he's talented. So what is the probability to get a talent from a 4 million population Singapore, compare to a 1 billion population China? you do the maths...
[QUOTE=creampuff;2783494]For example, a fresh grad from the university will have a higher starting salary having completed NS. That alone is an head start. QUOTE]
Maybe I've been out of the job market in Singapore for too long, since when did university grads in Singapore get a higher pay after they complete NS? Which industry are you from? cos I've never heard of this regulation with any of my friends. Neither has it ever happened to me. Well, unless of cause you are talking about government job...
what have he done in NS to help the organization he going to work in to justify a higher starting salary??
Why would a boss treat a male and female with the same qualifications differently by giving the male a higher starting pay just because he finished NS?? Isn't it bias towards the female in this case??
Only heard of Gov sector that does this...but not the private sector...
there will always b differences in either gender but conscription (w/ all d strings attached) made made it more so. gahmen pay those who complete NS more but how come no hooha was raised? Aware (women's rights org) din even bring tis issue up, y ler? cos they still think its a men's job 2 raise d family?
comparing my friends, most of my guy friends (and me) get same or lower starting pay compared to my female friends' starting pay, due to the economy downturn from 1998-2004. Eg my female friends got a avg salary of $X during 1998 after their poly, my guys friends found jobs in 2001-2002, yet avg salary is lower than $X. even gov sector where they give $200 more if you complete NS, the pay scale had been stangant for that 3 years, so the gals get a raise to higher than the guys by the time he got in
Something of interest to why Singaporeans may be a more attractive hiring option as employees...
Enjoy the article.
Singapore employees cheapest to hire and fire
Singapore – Employees in Singapore cost almost nothing when it comes to hiring and firing, says an American think tank, The Heritage Foundation.
Our elites seem to think that their quality of service is all-mighty. But can't blame them for they only patronize the posh places. They probably haven't been thru Nathan Road stalls. (Needless to say about Temple street, NT... etc)