Tag Archives: Livelihood

PAP FAIL TO PROTECT TAXI DRIVERS FROM UNFAIR GRABTAXI COMPETITION

My father has been a hardworking taxi driver for 13 years ever since he was retrenched from his job as a senior technician in the semiconductor industry. Being a more skills-based person, he's not very good at customer service or interacting with passengers. To make his job more challenging, my father's English is not very good as he studied mostly in Chinese medium schools.

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1980 TO 2015: S’POREAN LIVELIHOODS HAVE TURNED FROM BAD TO WORSE

I am born in Singapore just before 1980s. The economy is doing well and jobs are stable. There is hardly anything called retrenchment, reorganisation or cost-cutting. Now in 2010s, with the current job market, Singaporeans start to experience retrenchment as early as late 30s to 40s. Finding another job gets less easy and they have to accept much less attractive remuneration. I am just disheartened that the livelihood of Singaporeans have not gotten better over the years.

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