Splashes of Colours

Nutty November

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The issue of employing Singaporeans is hotly debated on the mainstream newspapers these days. Understand that some employers feel the pain of the increased salary, low-cost might not be the only way forward.

On the other hand, in order to make it attractive for employers to engage Singaporeans, we must prove to the employers that we are worth our pay.

In fact, many of the Singaporeans are getting lower than the market rate for their qualifications and experience.

I recently patronized a Japanese cuisine restaurant in Mandarin Gallery – Tonkatsu by Ma Maison. To my very pleasant surprise, the waitresses were young Singaporeans, most probably those who want to earn some pocket money during the weekend. And I admire them. They work hard for themselves, and do not depend or rely on parents for money. They did not want to be spoon-fed, nor did they want to idle their mind.

This is an encouraging sight, and I believe many other young Singaporeans can do more such things. Another school of thought believes that part-time work will affect the student’s work in a negative way. I beg to defer, but shall not elaborate in this entry.

All in all, the visit to the restaurant turned out to be extraordinary, we love the food, we love the very prompt service. For once, I don’t feel like I am in a foreign land when i am spending Singapore dollars in Singapore land. And of course, My hubby and I decided to return again soon.

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An employee thought of an idea to conduct a seminar of a topic which her boss is specialized in. Main aim is to profile the company in this particular area. The boss said yes, let’s talk.

When the boss met up with the employee, he said, “I have been thinking of this for a while.”

Seriously? The employee doesn’t think so, because nothing from the boss is constructive so far, but he just wanted to gain all the credit to himself.

Middle management, always a redundant thing.

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