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    Default Ladies and gentlegerms, do YOU have a HEADACHE?

    GST increase.

    Cab fare increase.

    And nowsaday, hawker centre uncle either charge you 20 cents more, or give you 3 less fishball in your noodles.

    Every time got some price increase, got headache, can take Panadol.

    And now, price of Panadol also going to increase.

    *pengsan*
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    gentlegerms? 0.o

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    i cant agree more with you......give us money but the money goes back to them....lol

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    Don't have headeache but got migraine...
    hasta la justicia siempre

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    .. & sORe-EyEz?

    to TS, i think u need to ask ur boss for $ome painkillers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    .. & sORe-EyEz?
    Not to mention night86mare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Not to mention night86mare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Not to mention night86mare.
    OMG HAHAHAHA

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    Up, up and awaaay!!!

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    i remember some minister mentioning about "raising wages is not the answer to inflation", in the papers. (was is Today papers?)

    if not raising wages?

    then let the wages go stagnant? lowering wages?
    IMO, I don't see both as effective to countering inflation for the NORMAL wage earning citizens.

    Seriously some of the solutions/suggestions of recent time has either been whimsical, delirious or ridiculous (all all three). We can't do much, accept and move on, we still have to earn our keeps, can't stop, shake leg and think of "solutions".
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i remember some minister mentioning about "raising wages is not the answer to inflation", in the papers. (was is Today papers?)

    if not raising wages?

    then let the wages go stagnant? lowering wages?
    IMO, I don't see both as effective to countering inflation for the NORMAL wage earning citizens.

    Seriously some of the solutions/suggestions of recent time has either been whimsical, delirious or ridiculous (all all three). We can't do much, accept and move on, we still have to earn our keeps, can't stop, shake leg and think of "solutions".
    All expenses are up, stress levels going up, but pay still the same.

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    btw, i just found out the lux soap i always use is up by 40cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    btw, i just found out the lux soap i always use is up by 40cents.
    because you need to pay them for upgrade also...to them they secretly call it deLUXe mah..quantity same but percieve quality go up so price also go up haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    i remember some minister mentioning about "raising wages is not the answer to inflation", in the papers. (was is Today papers?)
    well technically by economic theory, unemployment is a partial answer to inflation; but let's not go there.

    speaking of which, i did get to see that article, it is probably very unfair to put up a partial quote of the heading especially when the content isn't all that ludicrous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    btw, i just found out the lux soap i always use is up by 40cents.
    for some funny reason, i didn't realise that chocolate was so expensive in singapore..

    i think kit kat here is cheaper.. when there is offer

    but then again, everything else is another story altogether

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    well technically by economic theory, unemployment is a partial answer to inflation; but let's not go there.

    speaking of which, i did get to see that article, it is probably very unfair to put up a partial quote of the heading especially when the content isn't all that ludicrous.
    u got the whole small article? i can't find mine...i think i donated to macdonald's after my meal.

    If have, maybe we can share here.

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    for some funny reason, i didn't realise that chocolate was so expensive in singapore..

    i think kit kat here is cheaper.. when there is offer

    but then again, everything else is another story altogether

    yah i noticed the choc prices have been rising... like snickers? how much is it now?
    I used to buy them like a dollar or 1.10

    Fisherman's Friend too....im appalled at the price at some outlets which they are selling them, almost or above doubled the usual price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    u got the whole small article? i can't find mine...i think i donated to macdonald's after my meal.

    If have, maybe we can share here.
    no la, i'm back here already, no today, no tomorrow, only got the london paper





    yah i noticed the choc prices have been rising... like snickers? how much is it now?
    I used to buy them like a dollar or 1.10

    Fisherman's Friend too....im appalled at the price at some outlets which they are selling them, almost or above doubled the usual price?
    ...should be $2 or so from ntuc.

    here you can get 3 bars for 1 pound sometimes, rare though, most of the time around 40p or 50p, but the cheaper range of chocolate has always been cheaper in london, since i came.

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    there's still $2 shop in town! pay stagnant? wait till Formula F1 comes, there r even free workers!.. i mean voluntears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by synapseman View Post
    GST increase.

    Cab fare increase.

    And nowsaday, hawker centre uncle either charge you 20 cents more, or give you 3 less fishball in your noodles.

    Every time got some price increase, got headache, can take Panadol.

    And now, price of Panadol also going to increase.

    *pengsan*
    Telll me a place that has no price increase. I would like to migrate there.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    u got the whole small article? i can't find mine...i think i donated to macdonald's after my meal.

    If have, maybe we can share here.
    Managed to locate the article.

    Raising wages to address rising costs not a right solution

    SINGAPORE: Raising wages to address the issue of rising costs may be an enticing option but that is not the right solution, said Acting Manpower Minister Gan Kim Yong.

    He said adjusting wages upwards to meet rising prices would only result in a "price-wage spiral" and Singaporeans should look at the bigger picture.

    "What is more important is for us to have a realistic expectation of wages that reflect the underlying economic strength of our industries and also of our productivity. That will allow us to ensure that our economy will be able to sustain its growth momentum," said Mr Gan.

    Since the last two recessions, tripartite partners the government, unions and employers have been working hard to encourage companies to restructure their wage systems to make them more flexible. This would allow companies to respond quickly when there is an economic downturn.

    One component that has been built into the wage system is the monthly variable component (MVC). Mr Gan said this has worked well, but more needs to be done.

    He said: "It is not an easy instrument to introduce because companies have to put in place certain mechanisms, particularly in the small and medium enterprises. Many of them take the position that in any case, their wages are quite flexible because they are small and nimble, and are able to adjust the wages as they go along.

    "We do acknowledge that some of these companies already have a flexible wage system in their own structure... but it is also important for us to look at other flexible components of the wage system, including reducing the ratio between minimum and maximum wages."

    A major preoccupation of the Manpower Ministry is to finalise Singapore's reemployment legislation which is expected to come into effect by 2012.

    Mr Gan said that it would not be a top-down approach there will be widespread public consultation with both employers and unions before the final legislation is crafted.

    The acting manpower minister also said the feedback received so far has indicated that employers welcome the initiative and see the benefit of employing older workers.

    In fact, the employment rate of those aged between 55 and 64 years went up by 3 percentage points from 2006 to reach almost 56 percent last year. The tripartite partners hope to achieve a 65 percent target by 2012.

    Mr Gan said: "Employers are ready and willing to give it a try, and we are now helping them to introduce this system even ahead of the introduction of the legislation.

    "Drafting the legislation is not so difficult. What is difficult is to decide what are the criteria, terms within the legislation, and this is something we have to work with the industry and unions so that we can arrive at some common understanding how reemployment is to be implemented."

    A tripartite work group has also been set up and it will visit companies to enhance the consultation process before the final law is introduced.

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