http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...294178/1/.htmlMore foreigners taking up Singapore citizenship
Some come some go.
Last edited by Sion; 16th August 2007 at 09:23 PM.
More are coming then leaving.
Cleanse your thoughts, not by the foods you eat.
we serve 2.5 years of NS to defend ourselves from foreign invaders. But now we are being invaded up, down, left, right, centre by foreign invaders. what a waste of 2.5 years!
Nothing good or bad about it, just economics at play.
FT are doing all the jobs that singaporeans can be doing. for lowly paid workers to CEOs.
some singaporeans can't find a job because all the work is taken up by FT who are willing to work cheap because of the X2 factor for malaysians and even more from other countries.
"if you are sick and can't find a job. better jump MRT or 14 floor."- quoted by old auntie yesterdays TV program.
Why is a foreigner who is willing to work cheap a bad thing? All the whlie, many on this forum, including yourself, are complaining about rising cost of living, cost of services such as transport and healthcare. If there are foreigners who can provide equivalent service at a lower cost, are you not the beneficiary? If the hospitals can outsource X-ray services to India so that the Chest x-ray you did last year will be at half the price, is that not desirable?
If the jobs can be done by locals, they would be, and for many higher end jobs, that is increasingly the case. The reason why foreign workers have such a presence is because there are many jobs Singaporeans cannot and will not do. I don't like it any more than you do, but it does not change the fact.
Last edited by dkw; 17th August 2007 at 09:25 AM.
There are some factories that located in China, regrets badly and relocate out of Singapore. Low cost is only part of the equation to a business entity.
Of course, there are several manufactorers that move to elsewhere, not only to china. Singapore could not afford to attract low value / labourers businesses which is not condusive.
Last edited by kitkat; 17th August 2007 at 09:51 AM.
Last edited by Sion; 17th August 2007 at 10:20 AM.
What deckard said, that some Singaporeans (in fact quite a lot) can't find a job due to the influx of foreign workers, does have some truth, maybe to a certain extent.
'If the jobs can be done by locals, they would be, and for many higher end jobs, that is increasingly the case. The reason why foreign workers have such a presence is because there are many jobs Singaporeans cannot and will not do. I don't like it any more than you do, but it does not change the fact. '
This line is only half right. If it is really the case that Singaporeans are not willing to do low-end jobs, then why do we see old folks or aunties and uncles cleaning toilets? Why do I still see Singaporeans working among foreign workers at MNCs? To make ends meet, I think anybody would want to secure even a low-paying job to feed themselves and their dependents. Do take note that the big problem is sometimes not about Singaporeans not having the skills or unwilling to upgrade or fussy about jobs. Even if they are ok to receive the same pay as foreign workers, they still won't get the job. Sometimes it really is because employers prefer young guns from other countries to cut costs or for other factors, we don't know.
The biggest threat we should fear is the GAP between the rich and the poor. With the rise in the prices of everything and the stagnation of the payroll, the poor will get poorer. The frontline to bear the impact caused by foreign workers would be the low-paid people; the next in line would be the lower-middle class.
Last edited by leejay; 17th August 2007 at 10:47 AM.
Aiya why bother talking about such things.
Sooner or later the people who see all sides of the coin will be INVADED by the people who only see one side.
Waste of time. Come come, talk about nightmare on CS and lenscaps and ladders!