View Poll Results: Are you jobless?

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    96 58.54%
  • No, I'm a student.

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  1. #41
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    "there is NO unemployment rate. I got a job, my ministers got a job. My whole family got many many jobs that pay well..."
    hope this is not too risque...
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvp11
    SOMEBODY always wanted to keep the number low...
    I've been jobless for 2 years now..till now can't get stable job, only TEmp post, part time. short period contract base... good thing got some Photography skills to keep myself going..and going..and going..and going..and going.. like duracell batteries...waiting for time to go flat..

    2 years? What type of jobs are you looking at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kvp11
    SOMEBODY always wanted to keep the number low...
    I've been jobless for 2 years now..till now can't get stable job, only TEmp post, part time. short period contract base... good thing got some Photography skills to keep myself going..and going..and going..and going..and going.. like duracell batteries...waiting for time to go flat..

    hehehe...dun worry kvp11, u r already strong, this will make u even stronger... u will hv yr break soon...keep cheonging...

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    While garment keep talking about plenty of jobs, not enuf workforce and have to hire foreign workers. This is not the area of problems. We are not completing with this workers. We are never lack of jobs in that areas, we have plenty of jobs for factory workers, cleaners etc. Our problem is middle income class and older age people. Most of us are over educated and for this new generation, 7 out of 10 are degree holder. It is not possible for these people to fill the lower income space which never a problem for job vacancies. If these highly educated group started to accept jobs like taxi drivers, factory labours does the problem solved?

    No, these people who are in the lower income group will become jobless. If you can hire a high education people to do the same job why not? Then the education system here will degrade too. Why? If study so much and work the same as a lower educated group then does it make that much sense to study so much? That is why places like Philipines, Myammar, India who has not enuf jobs for middle income and too many graduate and soon the qualification look irrelevent and soon the education system weaken. I know some maids/labourers are degree holder for example.

    If more graduates starting to drive taxi, sell hawker does that make us entreprenear? No, while highly skilled, we can contribute more to the economy. By driving taxi or hawker for long time, we are taking away jobs from the elderly groups and the skill are lost. While temporary solving some problems, we put these problems to another group (elderly).

    Entreprenuership is using management skills to manage a corporation. That to me is plain hawker. Entreprenuer?
    Last edited by whoelse; 16th March 2004 at 12:44 PM.

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    For those who are jobless, which industry were you in previously ?
    Last edited by breezeY; 16th March 2004 at 02:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chatswood
    18%? The govt stated only 4.3%. Who's telling the truth?
    You guys need to understand the term "unemployment Rate". According to the Labour books of Singapore - "Defined by you know who", Unemployment refers to people whom are not working and not looking for jobs..So if you are not working and looking for a job, you will not be included in this index....

    Do not believe what the "people or the press" tells you. Take them with a pinch of salt.......They normally blow up the small success and under report
    on the failures.....

    O, yes....I am a HR person

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    tbteng,
    :-0 You have ASS? Anti-Shake-System? :-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by whoelse
    tbteng,
    :-0 You have ASS? Anti-Shake-System? :-0
    ????

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    unemployment rate is defined like this in many places.. not by you-know-who .. the reason is that housewives have no "jobs" but are not jobless... and if you are jobless, you should be looking for a job.. unless you give up, then that percentage of people are not reflected.

  10. #50

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    I am a poly student. At my age of middle 20, I feel that there is a pressure. Example I join competition to earn some $$$. I also making my own porfilo so that I can be come a freelance photographer during weekend. In sg a Poly student at my age, some people will say so old still study, some will say wasting sg $$$, some say after Poly go n get a work and do parttime uni. That what I face today. Old no money and worry for the future etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TITANIUMLEE
    Hi

    I am a poly student. At my age of middle 20, I feel that there is a pressure. Example I join competition to earn some $$$. I also making my own porfilo so that I can be come a freelance photographer during weekend. In sg a Poly student at my age, some people will say so old still study, some will say wasting sg $$$, some say after Poly go n get a work and do parttime uni. That what I face today. Old no money and worry for the future etc.

    It's never too old to learn. I'm 30 this year, still studying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chatswood
    18%? The govt stated only 4.3%. Who's telling the truth?

    Of course its 4.3% lah and as stated, it will be 4% by year end!

    They CAN'T be wrong! WHY?

    Remember the policy "STOP AT TWO"? It was very effective at that time, so now need to welcome more foreign talents to fill in the gap.

    They are also being paid $millions$ to create jobs by cutting your CPF, your salary and your Bonus at the same time increasing your goods n service tax, Isn't that attractive enough for foreign investments?


    Singapore have so many things that are NO. 1 in the world.
    Don't you know the salary of the world largest economy's President cannot fight that of our leaders.

    Although he has Airforce 1, ours got a whole airline.


    Erhem! ok, jokes aside, I'm considered self-employed but biz not good, already spent 3 months looking for new job.
    4% may be low, but if we estimate the workforce to be 1/2 of the 4 million population. Then 4% of 2 million still comes up to 80,000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by togu
    It's never too old to learn. I'm 30 this year, still studying.
    , u are absolutely rite, never too old to learn
    same same here,
    going to be 30 soon and still studying
    add in 1 boy and another soon to be born daughter to the equation =

    but the only consolation is I like what i am studying now and thro knowledge gain, is able to generate some passive income to cover my course fee

    think we are in this age where we have to constantly upgrade ourselve and keep abreast with the lastest happening and technology etc, otherwise, the prospect of being jobless will be very real esp when we hit 40s onwards.....

    just my humble opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysonlovenemo
    , u are absolutely rite, never too old to learn
    same same here,
    going to be 30 soon and still studying
    add in 1 boy and another soon to be born daughter to the equation =

    but the only consolation is I like what i am studying now and thro knowledge gain, is able to generate some passive income to cover my course fee

    think we are in this age where we have to constantly upgrade ourselve and keep abreast with the lastest happening and technology etc, otherwise, the prospect of being jobless will be very real esp when we hit 40s onwards.....

    just my humble opinion
    Same here. Late 20s, working for abt 7 years but still studying. And i intend to continue to study until my brain refuses to absorb.
    However, i'm not studying for jobs... more for interest, heh. no i'm not rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by feryl
    Same here. Late 20s, working for abt 7 years but still studying. And i intend to continue to study until my brain refuses to absorb.
    However, i'm not studying for jobs... more for interest, heh. no i'm not rich!
    Upgrading your skills and knowledge is never a bad thing to do.

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