Tag Archives: foreign talent

MY MOTHER WAS BULLIED BY A PRC BUS DRIVER HIRED BY NUH

I am writing this with frustration, my mother who is 57 years old is being bullied by a PRC bus driver and I am flabbergasted that our very own Singaporean Customer Service Officers did nothing to help and I am very angry that my mother was subjected to this treatment, a pity I was not present, if not, I will show them what I am capable of. The bus arrived and the front and back doors of the bus was opened. Seeing that the back door was opened, she proceeded to board from the back, however, a man from no where appeared and pulled my mother’s bag with some force, my mum was startled and thought that the man was a robber but the man did not say a word.

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HOW COME POORLY PAID FOREIGN WORKERS ALSO GET TO BECOME SINGAPORE PR?

Are the 10,000 PRs earning less than $1,000 a month each considered gainfully employed and deserving of PR status? Is there a policy to systematically and periodically prune such non-performing PRs? Is the five-year PR re-entry permit effective, and the qualifying criteria stringent enough to ensure quality talent is accepted as PRs?

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WHY SHOULD WE, THE MINORITY, DO NS TO PROTECT FOREIGNERS, THE MAJORITY?

If Sinkies are now the absolute minority or going to be, then why should Sinkies be made to do NS to protect a country of foreigners? Should not the pay/allowance of NS men be raised to market value as they are now more like mercenaries hired not to serve country and people but foreigners and their assets? Why are Sinkies slogging and suffering in the field doing NS while foreigners are taking over their cushy jobs and speculating in properties to make money from Sinkies?

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LOCAL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS BEING BULLIED BY FOREIGN STUDENTS

I am a student from one of the three local universities. To increase my professional experience, I took on an additional internship at a boutique consultancy firm. This firm specializes in the investment advisory and strategic consulting. Unfortunately, this turned out to be my worst nightmare. A Pakistani full time staff (my direct supervisor) put me through tremendous amount of verbal abuse.

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THIS IS HOW I WAS BULLIED BY PINOY FTs IN MY WORKPLACE

I overheard this when I entered a meeting through the rear door. I was attacked by more than one pinoy but whether it was coordinated or not, I’m not sure. The badmouthing caused a lot of my non-pinoy colleagues to have a bad impression of me and some even turned hostile towards me. This caused a huge morale drop in me and I must add that I don’t enjoy working much in the company with such bullying tactics taking place. Every day is like a torture for me.

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Singapore could suffer if foreign managers return home

It would be unsurprising should this come at a cost to our national identity, should non-Singaporeans living here eventually leave when prospects in their home countries improve. At the same time, local graduates who encounter problems entering the workforce here might decide to work overseas, resulting in a brain drain, aggravating the problems brought about by our ageing population. Those who stay might face a lack of opportunities to develop their skills. Should the day come when non-Singaporean professionals leave, Singapore could suffer from a shortfall in skilled middle- and upper-level managers in our workforce.

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INFOCOMM DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY CEO REPLACED BY FOREIGN TALENT

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) has appointed former EMC executive Steve Leonard as its executive deputy chairman, with civil servant Jacqueline Poh as its managing director. They will replace outgoing CEO Ronnie Tay when he steps down in June. In a statement Thursday, the local ICT regulator said current CEO Ronnie Tay, who has been at the helm of the organization since November 2007, will return to administrative service and await a new posting once he steps down on June 10, 2013.

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SINGAPORE GIRL OFFERING SEX FOR $80-PER-SHOT TO RAISE SCHOOL FEES

A self-proclaimed Singapore girl put up an advertisement on a local portal offering sexual services at $80 ‘per shot’ as she needs money for her school fees. Besides putting her vital statistics online, she also revealed that she ‘welcomes’ all races. Having paid sex with girls under 18 years of age is a crime in Singapore and clients are advised to check their Identity Card to verify their age first before proceeding with the deal.

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FOREIGN GRADUATES ON SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT BONDS FINDING JOB HUNT TOUGH

The foreign graduates pointed out that one downside of the tightened hiring policies is that some of their peers may cite difficulty in getting jobs as an excuse to leave Singapore without serving their bonds. They asked that MOE allow them to defer their bonds if they cannot get employed. This has been done previously. In 2001, for example, non-Singaporean graduates on tuition grants could have their bonds suspended for a year if they could not get jobs upon graduation or lost their jobs.

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