Tag Archives: business

LADY BOSS TELLS CUSTOMER: I PITY YOU FOR STAYING IN A HDB!

I went with my sister-in-law to buy baby cot at Baby Expo located at AMK Techplace 2. Baby cot arrived with many defects as shown. Whatsapp the lady boss Vivien the photos. At first she told me the small littles holes are staples holes and because the cot is made of wood, it will tends to crack. (I wondered WTF is she talking about. My baby cot, WHICH IS ALSO MADE OF WOOD, has been using for 6 years and still in good condition.) She even told me she'll only changed the side where there is defects, which means 1 panel to 1 panel, not the whole bed. After telling her many times it's on all 4 panels, she agreed to change.

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FOOD COURT OWNER TO SUE HAWKER COUPLE INTO THE GROUND

3 months into the business operations, we could not cope with tour finances as the shop did not make much profit. Our daily average sales was $350. We were unable to pay our rental and our suppliers, let alone our own bills. We spoke tothe foodcourt operator to release us from the contract but they wnt us to look for a replacement. We have asked around, advertised on facebook, went to rental agents, and interested parties either backed off once they saw the crowd, or got turned off by the rental rates.

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SHAMELESS S’PORE GOVERNMENT-LINKED CO. LOSES MILLIONS, BUT CEO EARNS MILLIONS

Singapore Government linked official can get away with losing hundreds of millions dollars in a GLC but continues to be awarded million dollar renumeration! It was reported in ST recently ("Bonuses of SembMarine execs hit by downturn") that SembMarine CEO Wong Weng Sun can still earn a renumeration of almost $2 million (salary of $926,000 with share-based compensation of $863,000) when the GLC he helmed lost $289.7 million!!

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HIGH RENTAL AND LABOUR COSTS ARE KILLING OFF LOCAL BUSINESSES

It is with much exasperation that I am penning down this note and I hope you can help share with all fellow readers, the predicaments local start ups like us face not just both in rental and labor costs but also the near inability to obtain any support from MTI or EDB! I am running a local bubble tea chain which has been shrinking due to my immense difficulties in recruiting suitable local staff as after deduction of the hefty rental superimposed by Capitaland and material costs, I can only afford to pay a Singaporean no more than $1250 for a 5 day work week. I personally would love to hire Singaporeans first and I hope our honorable WP MPs like Mr LTK whose speeches I follow and is coincidentally a businessman himself, can give our desperate cries an adornment motion in Parliament as we cannot expect the SCCCI NMP to be doing anything without prior permission from his taskmasters!

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S’POREAN BOSS: LOCALS ARE LAZY & DEMANDING, NO DRIVE TO PROVE THEMSELVES

i'm singaporean and i run a company that is in the service industry. i've been reading allsingaporestuff.com whenever i'm free and i realised that theres a lot of complaints about foreign talent and jobs in singapore. I agree on some issues that we need to look at the numbers to make sure that we do not spoil the singapore culture, that we as singaporeans all have secured jobs. However i'd like to point out that in general, Singaporeans are LAZY and demanding.

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BUSINESS HAS BEEN POOR, HELP OUT THIS ELIAS MALL HAIRDRESSER

I went for my usual haircut at Elias Mall this afternoon. The shop is owned by an old couple and the main hairdresser is the husband. While having my haircut, the man received a call on his phone and he spoke in mandarin to the caller. From his response, I can roughly tell that the caller is the landlord and he/she is chasing for rent. The old man kept apologising and explained that business isn't too good recently. He then ended the call and tried not to look affected as he continued with my haircut. But deep down i knew that he's feeling helpless and stressed out.

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ANOTHER GOLD INVESTMENT COMPANY DIRECTOR IN THE WIND

A local businessman in his 30s, Simon Goh Chee Kin, is now in the wind after at least 7 local investors lodged police reports against his company Valiant Capital, a Singapore registered gold trading company, claiming that the dividends he had promised them were not paid to them and their queries to him went unanswered. According to the victims, they had been trying to contact Goh but since June, the businessman has not been contactable. The company's office premises at Orchard Towers has also been vacant for months.

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S’PORE HAS BEEN PIMPED OUT TO BUSINESSES AT THE EXPENSE OF LOCALS

I think the number ONE issue for this election is the LIBERAL immigration policy that the PAP has adopted!! Yes, effectively the PAP government has been “pimping” Singapore out to all businesses!! The PAP keeps claiming that they are capping the number of foreigners working here. Yet, from the data collected between 2012 and 2014, it seems to point that percentage of locals in the workforce has been steadily declining.

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