Tag Archives: Retrenched

RETRENCHMENT NOT AN OPTION FOR TEACHERS IN MERGED SCHOOLS

Senior Minister of State for Education Janil Puthucheary has moved to allay the real fears that teachers might have that when their schools merge, they might lose their jobs. He reassured that the teachers affected by upcoming school mergers will be given bridging courses and lighter teaching loads where possible, and that they would not be retrenched.

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SG COMPANIES NOT HIRING MID-40’S, DESTINED TO BE TAXI DRIVER

I am a mid-40s man, with a normal Singapore family size of a wife and three school-going kids. I was earning quite comfortably to get through life in Singapore without having to worry about my family's financial stability every month. Now that i had been retrenched, i was given a sum of money as compensation, that will probably get through my family for the next four months. But after that, I am worried. How am I and my family going to survive? I have been applying for jobs, but it seems like companies in Singapore only want to higher younger people. What about people like me? Those in their fourties, too early to think about retirement, but deemed too old for companies that are actively looking for hires. Am I destined to become a Grab / Uber / Taxi driver?

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