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3/17/2009

Do not begrude others doing well

I was too busy to watch the news last night but with the TV on I could still catch the phrase, 'Do not begrudge others who are earning more' spoken by someone who must be earning much more. I think the comment was the result of some vibrations in cyberspace of civil servants getting 8 months of bonuses in such a time. Why should people begrudge others who are capable and earning their honest pay? Even in times like this, the able and capable, and the very talented must not be forgotten. Let's pay them their worth in case they may think of jumping ship. There are a lot of great paymasters out there waiting with open arms to employ these able talents, and pay them more. Just a little concern about public servants being paid with taxpayers money, and being paid very well. Just hope that their being paid very well will not being translated into more taxes in order to do so. The money must come from somewhere. From who's pocket?

7 comments:

Kaffein said...

I think the question is bugging many of us is:

Who was it paid to? Superscale? Senior managers? Scholars? Or was it to service desk/adaministrators?

Not one is against a good bonus if you had done well. Again, we are reminded that in spite of heavy losses, many seniors still gave bonuses to themselves and retrenched staff.

No one can fault them since the profits belong to the company. However the money belongs to the people in this case.

Kaffein

Kaffein said...

Read >here.

I rest my case.

Kaffein

Anonymous said...

Now you know why your cuppa and transport fares have gone up?

Who is fuelling the inflation?

Where can I learn to be a "blue eyed" boy?

Bewildered Citizen

redbean said...

the best place to be today is the civil service. the second best place to be is AIG.

Anonymous said...

Don't think Singaporeans begrudge others doing well. They are merely envious, jealous, incredulous and suspicious ! ! !

Matilah_Singapura said...

The Singaporeans deserve the government they get. So the argument about 'fat govt pay' is actually a waste of time.

In the private sector, earning big bucks is a REWARD for serving your customer well.

People are free to speak — hate, jealousy, etc — are all valid emotions and in a (reasonably) free society the expression of opinion should be welcomed — even if the opinion is fatuous, risible and flat-out WRONG.

You will never get rid of some people being jealous of other people's successes. Which brings me to quote:

Living well is the best revenge!

redbean said...

the most exciting thing here is to listen to the winners justifying their own existence and their fat pay. but you do need a good sense of humour to enjoy the reasoning.

if not, then you may pull out all your hair if there is any. or you may go bonkers. that's why there are many people being sent to IMH.