Tag Archives: Public Servants

S’PORE PUBLIC SERVICE SHOULD CUT SPENDING FIRST BEFORE HEAVY TAXING OF S’POREANS

A Singaporean man named Eddy See wrote into the mainstream media to criticize the recent slew of tax hikes dished onto Singaporeans. Having worked with Ministries and Statutory Boards and seen them work up close and personal, he noticed numerous wastage of public monies by these public servants. He observed that should an approved budget funding be under-utilized, it would risked being questioned and this made public servants spend the balance funds on unnecessary things through variation orders.

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HDB TO DIVORCED MOTHER: GET MARRIED AGAIN TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FLAT

Best joke of the day, HDB officer provided her two solutions: 1. to have 100K of saving, proofing to HDB and HDB will provide a loan amount of 26K to 55K. If my friend has 100K of saving, I doubt she needs to loan! 2. to get married again to get HDB loan. Make me suspect those fake marriage case could also be a guideline from HDB.

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IN DEFENCE OF THE PUBLIC SECTOR

I frequently interview doctors and healthcare professionals at SGH as part of my work. Their schedules are packed and if they're senior staff, they're often roped in to several committees, while having to juggle clinic duty, research and teaching. Once, I interviewed a senior doctor whose clinic duty load was so heavy that he didn't have time for lunch. Still, he made time for me at 4pm and answered my questions graciously, while wolfing down a cold sandwich. And I almost always leave the interviews with a deep sense of appreciation for these people who can have a much cushier life in the private sector and earn a heck of a lot more, but stay because they have a heart for service.

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LUCIAN TEO: SPEAKING OUT FOR CIVIL SERVANTS

These negative words affect us profoundly, and I’m asking that we stop this. The only way public servants can continue to serve in an environment that exposes them to constant abuse is to care less. I have seen so many wonderful people who have a heart for service leave because they no longer saw the good their work produced in the lives of citizens. It had been drowned out by hurled insults and sarcastic snide remarks. It is true that public service is a calling and requires some level of sacrifice, but the costs to personal health and well-being have become unnecessarily insurmountable.

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