I have always believe in the Singapore system. But recent events in this country suggest that we may no longer be operating on meritocracy anymore.
In actual fact it seems we have return to old British times where foreigners are busy snapping up jobs from all Singaporean locals, and the best salaries and good prospects are reserved for those born outside of this country.
I recently came across this job offer posted on LinkedIn by Hazel Thanh (foreign HR… GG liao). She asked for applications for a banking job.
Judging from the screenshots, guess how many locals applied for the job as compared to foreigners? Look at the responses and you’ll know what I mean.
If you want to save Singapore, start by making the playing field level for Singaporeans. Invest in your people, raise wages for foreign employees who need work/employment visas, stop companies from looking for cheap labour from other countries by issuing a strict visa system, not just wayang with a worthless Job Bank website.
As our elected government, you earn our votes, not demand it.