10/01/2012

Sinkies lack motivation


Don’t laugh, this is true. And this is the reason why they are not keen to take on low paying jobs. How could they? How could they survive when a HDB flat cost several hundred thousand dollars, a car also cost a hundred thousand and 3 meals a day cost $15! And there is public transportation cost as well. So how to motivate them to accept lower paying jobs? Some may find it cheaper just to stay at home and live with their parents.

Money can fail to motivate when it is too little or not enough. And this can be relative and can also be real. A young adult will need a thousand dollars to get by a month not counting housing and household expenses. Anything less is just not enough. Would he be motivated to work for $1k pm or would he be motivated to work for $2k pm when the cost of living is so high?

At the other extreme, someone earning $30k pm, would he be motivated to change job that pays him $31k, and worst, when the heart is not in the new job, when there is simply no interest for the new job? Maybe try doubling the amount like $60k and throw in more perks for someone who is not interested but can be bought over. The excessively high offer could extract some interest for a while but not for along as money, like drugs, need to be increased in dosage to acquire the same effect as before. That means more money will be needed tomorrow, next month and next year to keep the employee interested.

This money and motivation problem could be seen among the gods. Look up into the clouds and it is not unusual to see the gods feeling down. Why should they be made to do things they are not interested when they were happy in what they were doing before? And offering them money, how much and how much more, and how much longer before they feel jaded again?

Is this the problem facing our political leadership? Putting square pegs into round holes and holding them there by plastering them with more money and more money? It is definitely easier and less costly to motivate someone earning $2k with a $20k job. He would work 24 hours for it and never feel tired. What effect would it be to offer someone $50k when the person is already getting $50k and to do something he does not like? Yes very costly and very ineffective.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are our ministers aware of this? I believe leaders must feel the ground and not through their grassroot leaders. As mentioned by you, staying on top of crowd would not allow you to see the ground clearly.

Anonymous said...

Increasing yr income is chicken feet(feat) la.
They will make You pay drumsticks.

You want ?

Anonymous said...

"I believe leaders must feel the ground and not through their grassroot leaders."
ANON: October 01, 2012 9:57 AM

True.
But this is beyond your control.

So what can we do?
We must tell ourselves;
The ground must feel the leaders and not through msm newspaper and tv.
Go to the Meet-the-people session.
Check out the quality of the leeders that you have voted.

And ask yourself.
If I really needed help, do i think this leeder can really help me?
Do it now.
Don't wait until you really need help.
Then only cowpeh cowbu.

Matilah_Singapura said...

Sometimes A job is better than NO job.

And you can only earn whatever your "productive capacity" is worth on The Market. i.e. you get paid what you are worth, and there is competition afoot.

redbean is very strange: he seems to think that just because some people are paid astronomically, or that properties re only "affordable" to those earning at certain levels is reason to raise the bottom wages.

However he fails to appreciate the fact that there are many foreign workers who have taken the trouble to improve themselves, and emigrate to Singapore so that they can earn more for their "productive capacity".

Moral of story: Everyone is paid what they are worth. You want to earn more, make yourself worth more.

Got big testicles?

Anonymous said...

'Everyone is paid what they are worth'

You crazy or what?

Matilah_Singapura said...

No, just realistic.

Have you ever run, and succeeded in your own enterprise? More than once?

If not, shut the fuck up ;-)

Got private sector?

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Matilah, how many of the political talents are paid what they are worth?

Matilah_Singapura said...

Every single one.

Matilah_Singapura said...

P.S. No exceptions.

Matilah_Singapura said...

If you asked me "how many mafia thugs are paid what they are worth?"

I would have answered exactly the same.

We're talking about WORTH here, not MORALITY.

Anonymous said...

For M_S, there is no religion or morality and conduct needed in any society.
The World is a jungle and man(kind) shud just behave naturally like all other animals. He is right, You know?

Anonymous said...

Behaving like animals is natural to him.

Anonymous said...

Got big testicles like inflated balloons with flaccid prick is no use.

It's better to inflate ego.

Anonymous said...

I am a Matilah Singapura fan and he is my idol.
May be he has many other fans liked Lky.

Do no know about his other fans, each day I do not get to see Matilah Singapura here, I worry something very bad happens or is going to happen.

Anonymous said...

matilah got his own blogs but nobody visit, well at least nobody comment on the posts in his blogs because for his posts he just copy and paste from other websites. so he come he to seek attention.

reddotsg said...

You never hav to work another day in yur life, if you love the job u do.
Political office, is more than jus a job, there is also the unspoken need to serve the pp. to speak up for the masses and not jus for the party.
At the end of the day, u can pay the fellows whatever sum, if they dun hav luv for the job or conscience, they still screw the company up.

Matilah_Singapura said...

anon 445:

> so he come he to seek attention. <

Wah. So clever one. Like psycho-ANAL ex-spurt.

Matilah_Singapura said...

anon 152:

>> M_S, there is no religion or morality and conduct needed in any society.
The World is a jungle and man(kind) shud just behave naturally like all other animals <


Yep, that's right.

You got problem, bitch?

Anonymous said...

Say U wrong, You angry.
Say U right, You not hapi.
Matilah betul.

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