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    well, just not paying them enough ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    well, just not paying them enough ...
    Or either they earn enuf liao, go back and retire.

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    Well, that's foreign talent LOYALTY for you.

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    Quitters. Some things just cannot be BOUGHT (BBB :P)

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    They are just mercenaries ; the lot of them.
    Their loyalty lies somewhere else.

    Do you think they will take up arms and fight along side us should Sg be attacked?
    They will probably flee like rats from a sinking ship.
    Last edited by Tetrode; 10th March 2007 at 09:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    They are just mercenaries ; the lot of them.
    Their loyalty lies somewhere else.

    Do you think they will take up arms and fight along side us should Sg be attacked?
    They will probably flee like rats from a sinking ship.
    You need to see it in the right light: they became singaporeans because the system asked them to be if they want to play for Singapore. If they could have played for Singapore without becoming Singaporean, then you guys wouldn't be whining here, isn't it? Can't blame them but you need to blame the system........

    I do sense a differential attitude here: would you say the same thing if a (person born in) Singaporean decides to migrate? And you know very well there are lots of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    Well, that's foreign talent LOYALTY for you.
    Our parents, grandparents or great grandparents were foreign talents just like them. The difference is that they were the first wave of migrants after colonialism, and we're looking at the next wave of migrants.

    I don't know about you, but there are those in my deceased grandfather's generation that talked about going back to China when they grew old/passed away, makes me wonder if they've always regarded China as their true home?

    Similarly, we are born here thus we consider Singapore "our" country.

    Even among native Singaporeans there are those that want to migrate. Are they less loyal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    They are just mercenaries ; the lot of them.
    Their loyalty lies somewhere else.

    Do you think they will take up arms and fight along side us should Sg be attacked?
    They will probably flee like rats from a sinking ship.
    For cases like fighting for Singapore, we've had FT around for that as well - the Gurkha Contingent.

    For any given job you have to hire the right people......

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    On some programs on television here, they complain about foreign workers - giving "our" jobs away too cheaply to foreign workers etc. but it's ok for sports people HAR... hor!! hur!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowism View Post
    Quitters. Some things just cannot be BOUGHT (BBB :P)
    Unless you are a Malay (who came from these grounds), tell that to your forefathers who may have come from somewhere else......

    HS

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    Quote Originally Posted by r32 View Post
    For cases like fighting for Singapore, we've had FT around for that as well - the Gurkha Contingent.

    For any given job you have to hire the right people......
    I think not all the Gurkha here will fight with us. They got more important things to do then that. Like protecting the Big Bosses here & get them out savely whenever possible in the time of chaos (I think).

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    So call foreign talent and worth the investment. After all they will take the $$ and hurt more local feeling. Tax payer $$ gone down to drain and will continue drain tax payer $$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longkangman View Post
    So call foreign talent and worth the investment. After all they will take the $$ and hurt more local feeling. Tax payer $$ gone down to drain and will continue drain tax payer $$.
    What to do if a country don't have much talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    What to do if a country don't have much talents.
    standup for sinkapor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    They are just mercenaries ; the lot of them.
    Their loyalty lies somewhere else.

    Do you think they will take up arms and fight along side us should Sg be attacked?
    They will probably flee like rats from a sinking ship.
    The reason stated is that she wishes to be close to her family. I dont see anything wrong with that. It also means she values her family more than the money she's earning.
    Last edited by Jix; 10th March 2007 at 12:35 PM.

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    i guess it is not the PAY !

    nothing compares to " roots " and " homeland "

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    I know a china collegue (lady) who came here for a few months of attachment due to project needed her professionalism. She complained the food here sucks & the price is 5 times higher then what she get back home.
    She starts to bring lunch & dinner boxes here to work after a few days of work here. Maybe, her pay is not that great too.
    Last edited by Spectrum; 10th March 2007 at 12:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampthing View Post
    that is why i am puzzled why SG govt still put some into military service ? what happen they served for a few years and then migrate elsewhere ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    They are just mercenaries ; the lot of them.
    Their loyalty lies somewhere else.

    Do you think they will take up arms and fight along side us should Sg be attacked?
    They will probably flee like rats from a sinking ship.
    Flee like rats from a sinking ship, and drown in the open sea.....

    Or get strafed from the enemy's plane.

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