7/29/2010

Work till death do us part

The new mantra, to work for as long as one is able, no retirement age, will take the Singapore employment scene by storm, that is, if it is implemented. And this is very likely so as the advocate is none other than LKY himself. What does this simple change in employment policy means? Colossal! We will have more ancients staying in politics and govt till the end of time. Legislation will have to be changed. CPF will be obsolete. Lifestyle will change as 60 will now be the prime of one’s life and 20 to 30 years more to go. The young managers, in their 30s and 40s will have to make way or wait long long. The oldies will be making a comeback. And we may not need a 6.5 million population after all. If everyone is employable and working, the workforce will not shrink so dramatically. And it really makes sense to our 25 to 30 year education system. Such a long education will be a complete waste of resources if the graduants only can work for 20 or 30 years. Now, with no retirement age, the productive years could be extended to 50 or 60 years. I am all for it. Anyone want to employ me? Can take another 30 year mortgage! Wow, HDB flats repayable in 60 years, … cheap, cheap, cheap.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

So we are expected to work till our death. Who needs CPF savings then? Close down CPF board and refund every cent to account holders!

Anonymous said...

It is the MOST SICKENING IDEA me had ever heard from anybody in the World.

I am badly disturbed by the Sickening Wisdom.

patriot

Anonymous said...

Yayyyy...

Only in PAP Singapore one can literally work till old age and died at that age frame still working.

What a great "idea" from the master of all wannabe masters in the PAP!

Heil LKY!

Heil LKY!

Seil Heil!

Seil Heil!!

Seil Heil!!!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVTXPUF4Oz4

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

I think Patriot will change his mind if he is offered $1m to work for as long as he wants.

Anonymous said...

Guess our GOD has ran out of reasons to explain to lesser mortals for his long stay. Close to 5yrs mentoring his "younger boss" - cannot use same "reason" in the ocming GE mah.

Wally Buffet said...

Hi guys, what's up lately? Blogspot dot com inaccessible through the PRC firewall.

Even dog tired, although batteries recharged, cannot help but offer this piece of sound advice.

If you are paid peanuts, it is very unnatural to work. Better lie under the coconut tree in a hammock and wait for your food to drop onto a wild pig and there you have a complete meal. No need to work.

If you are paid by the millions, it is very unnatural NOT to work until they nail up your coffin on its way to the Mandai crematorium. All who are paid millions don't actually have to work. Just talk only and all the minions will be scurrying around doing their bidding.

See the difference?

Hehe.

Anonymous said...

Oh no....can't imagine having the like of LSS for YEARS. No offence i like his "jokes" but....

Anonymous said...

No kidding! patriot is working more than 12 hours a night now just to have enough for his camel cigarette(pardon me Mr Bean) and angchikow while my multi million SINDollar Parliamentarians, some cannot even walk steady, are sleeping in airconed rooms with guards standing at the entrances to their fortresses. Will patriot work if paid one million a year.

Patriot's Answer; they can have it and bring it to hell, me just want to breathe, live and watch the World goes by.

By the way, me am hopeful of seeing some wonderful and thrilling events in SIN, they will be entertaining and satisfying, even though i live a pauper's life.

patriot

Wally Buffet said...

Only donkeys work.

Monkeys live.

Mentors talk.

Minions do.

Hehe.

Wally Buffet said...

"You ask me to stop working all of a sudden, I think I’d just shrivel up, face the wall and that’s that."

Strange he said that. Since I retired aeons ago, everyday is a good day. I don't face walls. I face kaleidoscopic bevies of beauties courtesy of our lax immigration policies. When you don't slog like a donkey anymore, the world is what you make of it.

Anonymous said...

I could not help thinking why the Oracle is nowadays so much involved in getting on the head of things.

When he advocates something, the chances of it being implemented is highly probable. Don't hold your breath.

And that means they have good reasons to tinker further with the CPF system to make it really obsolete, but retained as an avenue to hold on to Singaporeans' hard earned savings.

Anonymous said...

See my happy goes lucky frend Wally lives his life!

Only machines work, no brain and no heart, just a button to press start. It will die of stress when the stop button is not press.

Humans work, rest, relax and recreate. Spend times with families, kins/relatives and friends. Behave normally as living being with emotion/feeling, sentiment, seek joy and happiness.

Monkeys are better than Singaporeans, they sleep, eat, play and make love. Time for some people to have a little animal instinct.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Wally, Nice to have you back.

Nothing up except HDB resale prices. And I am telling myself how lucky I am for not selling. In another 30 years I will be able to buy 10 palaces in Lijiang.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Is it a new philosophy from a philosopher king? Living is to work and working is living?

How many Singaporeans will want to spend the rest of their lives working? But there is a qualification with the definition of the word 'working'. Slogging under the hot sun is work. Talking and being paid to do more talking is also work. Shaking hands with babies is also work. Taking pictures with babies is also work.

Wally Buffet said...

Hehe,

Chin Leng,

In 30 years time, the 10 palaces in Lijiang will be costing you a King's ransom.

In 30 years time, Sinkapore will be below sea level and flooded totally and absolutely because they hasn't found a solution after mucking around for that length of time and therefore HDB prices won't be that fabulous! In fact, dunno whether any will be left standing at all. Probably Sinkapore will revert back to the same riverine village that Raffles first set foot on. Hordes of the foreign talents would have left after sucking up all the goodies. What's left is probably 3 very old men. Me, you and Patriot!

Hehe.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Wally, 30 years is a long shot. If, and a big if, we are still around, we will be better known as Fu Lu Shou: )

Wally Buffet said...

Yeah, then,we can start a little venetian country called the Republic of Fulushou.

You, the PM.

Patriot, the SM.

Me, the MM.

Hehe.

Wally Buffet said...

OK. Enough of the tom foolery. I'm off to see my little kitten.

Anonymous said...

Before me gonna get haul up for been suspected of an accomplice planning to usurp the leadership, me better declare Wally is too wise and lucid for MM Post, Beannie too healthy and kind to be PM and me too silly to be a SM. Me shall say, i can never face my subjects when nothing me promised ever materialised.

And sincerely speaking, the only post me ever imagined and envied is the Presidency. Carry babies, looking into the eyes of beauties, hosting dinners to dignitaries and makan agin in foreign countries, i am more than competent. Even deciding clemency, no difficulty, me will have the whole cabinet to assist me. Gaji buta is something me am more than qualified.

Given the choices of monkey, PM, SM, MM and President, me will pick monkey as i think in SIN, the people will throw peanuts, bananas and at the worst; stones.

For Ministers, Singaporeans tend to swear, curse, some waiting to pee, throw rotten eggs and spit at them if not their photoes, family members and graves; it will make me feel uneasy and sleepless.

Alright, got to be sober.

patriot

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Hi Patriot, Wally was just joking lah. Don't be too serious about such chit chatting. Relac man!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Beannie!

Wally joke joke, me 'pray' 'pray' lah.

If anything, they want old folks to work and contribute to Medisave(CPF), not to stay in big bungalow doing exercises and washing jamban(s) only.

patriot

Wally Buffet said...

Cannot help myself but have to post a counterpoint to the nugget of wisdom that the Wise One had intoned, before I go to bed.

He said:

"And you start reading novels and playing golf or playing chess, well, you're on the way down."

Beg your pardon Sir, but I don't agree.

Reading novels (Lady Chatterley's Lover),

Playing golf (Wow! I scored a hole in one. Nice hard shot that was!)

Playing Chess (What a nice pair of tits this foreign talent has!)

.......are what gets my rocket up up away!

See? Life is what you make of it! Think positive!

Hehe.

Anonymous said...

Naught boy, going to sleep yet want to play chest and teats.

Sleep ! Or you will be put into the crib without me beside to feed.

Above is mother to kid.

MM to citizens: Work, don't be lazy ! No work no money ! No money you mati, you mati, I perduli.

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

If I have enough money to get by, I will spend my time with my grandchildren and my hobbies, and perhaps buy a palace in Lijiang. Now that will be life. Why work?

What is life if it is nothing but work?

Wally Buffet said...

Chin Leng,

Are you talking about me?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Not really, but I think we share some common interests and aspirations in life and what pleasure is all about: )

Anonymous said...

Why are the people getting so worked up with the Words of a dull old man.

My god ! A dull old man, you know ?

Wally Buffet said...

Don't work, face the wall all shriveled up?

Aeons ago, I couldn't wait to get out of the rat race. I never looked back. I may not have much but be assured that I really love seeing my grandchildren grow up right before my very eyes. Well, to be honest, I would love to have a well paid job and at the same time see my grandchildren grow up right before my very eyes, if and when I want to do so.

Ah well, you can't have your cake and eat it, not if you are just a mortal old fool like me!

Anonymous said...

God of No Mercy! Please don't open your mouth. Whenever you do so Singaporeans feel uneasy and jittery.

Please, tolong, pai tor.

Matilah_Singapura said...

I repeat:

The people get the govt they deserve.

They also get the society and culture they deserve.

If people continue to want stuff and are prepared to blow all their dough in the mindless pursuit of "success" and material satisfaction so that they will "conform" to some silly non-objective standard, then they are entitled to pay the price of working their entire lives.

Everyone wants to appear rich, but bitch and complain when they have to work long and hard for it.

Idiots!

Matilah_Singapura said...

P.S. anon 1045:

CPF is not "your" money. It is a tax -- once paid to the state, it no longer "belongs" to you.

Just because you get a periodic "account statement" doesn't mena the money belongs to you.

Any fool with a computer and a printer can make up any what the fuck statement he likes. It doesn't mean the statement is "the truth" or that there is any money owned by you actually there.

You don't "own" your CPF. Not a penny of it.

Try to prove me wrong.

Anonymous said...

I agree that CPF no longer belongs to us, what with the idea of making working for life a reality.

Slowly, they will tinker and twist the rules to keep more and more of our CPF money in life imprisonment.

After this coming election, they will probably change the law to even abolish the retirement age, slowly and surely, so that sooner or later they will tell us that since we have no retirement age, keeping our CPF there forever is good for our own good.

Watch and see.