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    Think I only "eligible" for the last milestone......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcwe68 View Post
    You get paid for milestones reached on or after 29Aug..........
    ohh..now i get it..at least i will get 6k + 1k for commander then...thou all will be dumped into cpf. No cash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo tango View Post
    So old soldiers like us can be forgotten .... to think that I served 8 years .....
    is $9k worth more to you than the peaace and stability you have enjoyed for the past years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    is $9k worth more to you than the peaace and stability you have enjoyed for the past years?
    well... we serve knowing that this is what we have to do for our nation... this 9k is definitely not what we did if for... however our garment did say this is to differentiate us to those who need not serve... the benefit of being a true citizen... then the question is this 9k really significant to those who serve ? anyway its better than nothing... its GE so 9k sounds pretty but its really not significant to me at least...
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    is $9k worth more to you than the peaace and stability you have enjoyed for the past years?
    The peace and stability is definately worth more than $9K. However, the issue here is not the amount given, it is about equal treatment.

    In the event of war / conflict, I am sure all the old soldiers will be called back to protect and serve, even though we are no longer "active".

    Now, shouldn't the old soldiers also be entitled to a token amount too ? It is the thought that counts


    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    well... we serve knowing that this is what we have to do for our nation... this 9k is definitely not what we did if for... however our garment did say this is to differentiate us to those who need not serve... the benefit of being a true citizen... then the question is this 9k really significant to those who serve ? anyway its better than nothing... its GE so 9k sounds pretty but its really not significant to me at least...
    Totally agree !!
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    It's funny how it's called the National Service Recognition Award when the people who can get the full $9000 haven't even gone for reservist yet. I just completed my 5 cycles this year, so guess just going to get $3000...... in another 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MLSK View Post
    Would be really happy IF I can get to spend the $9000!!
    After reading the details, it seems I will not be happy afterall! What an anti-climax .....

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    I thought a better option would be to increase basic pay of current NSFs. They can decide to spend it, save for education or business start up, even get a motorbike to commute. For the older soldiers (including ALL that have served), free medical for class c wards, option to select class c if ex soldier don't meet the means testing. I feel that if an individual is wiling to risk his life, then the state is obligated to care for his well being. A ns man insurance paid for the state can cover this, so service injuries can be covered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romeo tango View Post
    The peace and stability is definately worth more than $9K. However, the issue here is not the amount given, it is about equal treatment.

    In the event of war / conflict, I am sure all the old soldiers will be called back to protect and serve, even though we are no longer "active".

    Now, shouldn't the old soldiers also be entitled to a token amount too ? It is the thought that counts

    Totally agree !!
    Yep ! Agree !

    It would smarter and fairer for the PM to give out a smaller amount of cash/CPF award to ALL who had served in NS rather than alienating the older and senior soldiers.

    This alienated group may even repay his kindness by not voting for him this coming GE !


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    and pls NS training now and in the past so different...last time tekan like siao...and kanna change parade etc...

    now parents write letter complaint..unit CO head pain pain....and NS also shorter,it is not fair to ppl who go thru hell in the past

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    As what someone mentioned in earlier post, I think govt should also recognise those that have completed reservist. Those are the one that have gone to hell but with peanut paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anttz View Post
    As what someone mentioned in earlier post, I think govt should also recognise those that have completed reservist. Those are the one that have gone to hell but with peanut paid.
    one bowl of noodles used to cost 25 in the past, but $2.50 now. it's only normal that allowances go up. cannot compare the allowance in the past to the allowance given today.

    PS: note the word allowance, not pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac08 View Post
    and pls NS training now and in the past so different...last time tekan like siao...and kanna change parade etc...

    now parents write letter complaint..unit CO head pain pain....and NS also shorter,it is not fair to ppl who go thru hell in the past
    and the parents who write in are those who have gone through hell, and yet do not want their child to go through the same.

    so what's fair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac08 View Post
    and pls NS training now and in the past so different...last time tekan like siao...and kanna change parade etc...
    Wah, you reminded me of change parade.. I hate this one the most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Wah, you reminded me of change parade.. I hate this one the most.
    change parade is si beh xiong

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    $9k will be something lock up in our CPF, cannot use.
    then they raise the HDB prices to recoup it back and perhaps make more $$$.

    remember nothing is FREE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_84 View Post
    $9k will be something lock up in our CPF, cannot use.
    then they raise the HDB prices to recoup it back and perhaps make more $$$.

    remember nothing is FREE.
    that's made the S$9000 award practically NULL

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    $9k ≠ Free lunch.

    We should expect something to increase to pay for this award.


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenieadi View Post
    $9k ≠ Free lunch.

    We should expect something to increase to pay for this award.

    LOL... notice how something hasn't popped in the news for a while... especially this couple of years?

    Hint: It's probably going to be 9% the next time round.

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    Good riddance to it. The money is not for free and will come from our own pocket in some form or other.
    $$ want, IPPT want a not

    I'm happy enough that MINDEF don't send me any more letters (period)

    $9k does not make up for anything. Its what? 1 term uni school fees?
    Come out from army;
    GF snatched away while in camp (psychological loss);
    Potential employers tell me I don't have experience (wrt FT) (opportunity loss);
    Start as fresh grad while same aged foreign peers already almost done or starting post grad/honors (metal stress/ psychological loss)

    If can sue like in the US, I think its worth few hundred thousand

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