Think you got it pretty bad with FTs taking your job? What about FT managers and supervisors hiring their own race. Imagine spending years of your youth enduring the Tiger-style education system, being in debt to pay for your Poly education and serving your NS… but you can’t land a job because the FT supervisor only hires other FTs of his own race.
Case 1: A foreign manager prefers to hire countrymen than Singaporeans. After kena complained, “the Company agrees to hire and develop Singaporeans at its workforce core”. Puh-lease. Racist say racist lah. Singapore IT courses not up to par to such an extent that Singaporeans need to further “develop” their skills. And I wonder what the Govt will do if the Company disagree to change? Will they adopt the kiasu “if-we-have-many-rules-foreign-companies-will-not-set-up-shop-in-SG” rationale? I bet they would. Haha.
Case 2: Recruitment Agency send mass email on why hiring the foreign worker is better than a Singaporean. (I would love to read that email.) I can so see what it will say:
“Fact # 64: Foreign workers need no reservist. Singaporean males do. Contact us today for competitive rates.”
Case 3: CEO of a company likes to hire too many foreigners from a certain country. And after that, he acts blur by saying “he was not aware of it.” -__-
Even though the Govt have this agency called “Tafep” which by the way, sounds like a French dessert, let’s see if they can fix all these loopholes shall we. Yes, I am giving Tafep a chance Won’t hold my breath though
If only the PAP would protect Singaporeans’ jobs like how they protect theirs, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
Anyway, Malays and SG Indians have another hurdle to cross over which is the, “we need Mandarin speaking so you can liaise with our customers” job ads. Even with web design jobs. Customer knows zero English? Zero Singlish? Where am I… Guangdong?
Strangely enough, the Chinese bosses I worked for, never have a problem hiring me and they too have Mandarin speaking customers.
Oh PAP, you are so predictable.
Diversity in the workplace.. tsk tsk,