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Back to your question, they will reply "an zua mai ki tiong kok, eh sai wu jin zuay condo leh, zi bing wu HDB nia"
in some countries , 10 % of the jobs are reserved for FT. got such thing in SG?i noticed nowadays lot of top jobs, executives, IT professionals are FT, inexperience one..... shouldn't this kind jobs reserve for Singaporean? i know you guys will talk about low wages and no one want to do it. but if gov control only 10% of the job can be FT, then the company got no choice but to hire Singaporean.
the country should put it own people on priority first. don't you people agree on this?
Last edited by ninelives; 3rd November 2010 at 03:01 PM.
If we look at it a the local level, singaporeans also job hop and use branded firms as stepping stones to bigger and better paying jobs. Some also look elsewhere as in overseas, hoping the foreign exposure gives them an edge when they return home. So I dont see a difference. It's job hopping on an international scale.
If you mention that these FT's are as highly sought after in other countries as well, and we do not have the people with the required skill set for our top jobs, why shouldnt we try to retain them. Putting a local in the job is one thing, putting a local who can't get the job done is quite another.
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Personally I find that your comparison not really valid, Singapore then and Singapore now is a very different place altogether already.
Yes back then when our ancestors came to SG, they did so to find a better life too. But at that time SG was still known as Temasek and was an uninhabited island with just a few Malay natives. After the Brisitsh declared SG as a free port did all the people come to here to make a living, and many of them decided to stay here, bring their families over and settle down for good. Build roads, schools and houses etc and that's how SG was born.
But looking at the current situation now, most of these FWs are here to just work. The money they earn will ultimately go back to their home country at the expense of us and our economy in the long term. Remember when the money leaves our shores, the multiplier effect of that money will take place THERE not in SG. I can imagine our future generations will soon also have to fight for a place in local schools, polys and Unis. It's already happening to some of the private schools here, rich parents just need to make a generous donation to the school fund. And as long as their son result meets the minimum standard, he is garaunteed a place there.
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By the way, very unlikely that FTs past and present will fight it out. If the motivation for leaving the motherland is money then they will just move on to another place. But fact is many chose to stay, that's why you and me are here today.
I understand more and more PR's are serving NS...none that I know during my time in NS though... these are those who truly wana stay...so they serve the nation...for those who did not, they might just use Sg as a stepping stone...they would just got to anywhere tt pays...that have ppl who can speak their language etc...they don't have to be in this country to love this country, fall in love with it...and defend it with their lives...
Recently, I come across youngsters in Sec uniform buying prepaid cards...they would ask: "这卡能打回国吗?"...I was thinking, why didn't they say: "这卡能打回中国吗?"...this I conclude as a strong sense of belonging to the countries they came from...they only have 1 country in mind...can they feel as strongly for Sg too? It's totally possible, but definitely not easy...
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So you're saying that if someone asks you to exchange your singapore passport with a china / india / malaysia passport you will say "yes I can buy bungalow there"? Because I don't see a difference between us and the child of a PRC / indian couple that grew up here.
Did you ever step into one of our research insitutes like Astar? I think only 10% of the people there is singaporeans. When the ratio skew to such a state, I don't think the FT are winning in terms of merit alone. Politics will come to play. Singaporeans will dislike working in an environment with 90% FT. A china manager usually has china subordinates.
What do you say about this?
Hmmm I think you should really restudy your history..... During then it was not a simple case of take a one month boat journey back.... many of our ancestors came here as coolies, not much better than lowly paid slaves. The lucky and smart ones did business, prospered and stayed on. Some gambled their earnings away while others died of illness and overwork.(no medical health care then... if u were sick... too bad for u.) The majority send all their monies back home to China or India just like their counterparts now. Many end up dying here cos they can not afford to go back.
The FTs now owe no loyalty to us except we are like a gold mine for them to squeeze. If one wants to be naive and carry on thinking they will integrate..... well good luck to you then.....
Yes, All well and all good! And all very proud!
Oh yeah oh yeah oh yeah .... make us so proud.
u can stay in iraq, build a condo. just be sure it doesnt get blown up.
FTs have a choice. they can earn, go back and be a king. afterall their whole 20 generation family is back at tiong kok. or they can stay here for the security and education.
It's easy to miss out important matters like locals being picky about location of work, long working hours, being inflexible (don't want weekend work, don't want night shift, don't want to do support work etc).. among other things.