I saw this comment on PAP minister Mr Tan Chuan Jin’s facebook page. I thought I should share it as it shows how out of touch the ministers and their supporters are from the realities of today’s world.
She says that 20 years ago (so long liao still stuck in olden days), she took up an internship with SPH for no pay, but was very happy even though she was only asked to make coffee and run errands. She compared herself to young Singaporeans today, who have to slog harder, work longer hours and compete with FTs, and say that young people these days have a “dangerous sense of entitlement”.
First thing I want to say is that this auntie is living in her own bubble. 20 years is a long time and she still think prices of bread and coffee is the same? Nowadays if you don’t even make $1500 you won’t be able to afford much in life.
Second is that she don’t realise that young Singaporeans these days are smarter and not so stupid to be bullied by employers. They know their rights and if their bosses or colleagues want to abuse them or force them to do things, they also have to think twice. Same with the PAP, Singaporeans these days are not so stupid to vote for PAP blindly anymore. You want their support? Show them good policies that put Singaporeans first!
This is not a sense of entitlement. It’s about knowing what we want and using our power as a people to force bad employers and politicians out of business. If you want us to work for you, we will if you treat us fairly. If you don’t, don’t blame us if we go to places where we know we will be treated better.