Professionals

MORE YOUTHS TAKING DRUGS, BEGINNING OF A WORRYING TREND?

This is very worrying indeed. Our young generation, the future of our nation, are taking drugs, and they think it's alright and cool. Thus far, more than 350 students have been caught for drug abuse over the past three years, while 70 professionals and managers were arrested for such offences last year. While the numbers seem relatively small, what is worrying is that this is becoming a trend, and the numbers have actually been increasing year by year.

Why is that so? Nowadays, information is so readily available, especially to the young generation, for them to know about the dangers of drug abuse. Or is it because of the ease of information available to them, it is easier for them to get these drugs?

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MAJORITY OF SINGAPOREANS WORKING EXCESSIVE HOURS

About 82 per cent of professionals in Singapore say they are working more hours than what is stipulated in their contracts, according to a survey released by global consultancy firm Morgan McKinley on Wednesday (Sep 17). Compared to other countries in the Asia Pacific region, the Morgan McKinley Working Hours Survey 2014 showed that this figure was slightly lower than those of Japan and Hong Kong, both registering 84 per cent, but higher when compared to China (65 per cent).

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