3/10/2014

Foreign job seekers taking their chances in Sin City

It is reported that many foreigners arrived in Sin with only a suitcase and hope to land a job here. And quite a number made it as jobs for foreigners seem to be quite easily available. Compare this to jobs for the locals, be they experienced PMEs or new graduates, and going by the MOM statement this is going to be tough for them. Why is this so is still a mystery, or should it be?
 

Many of the recruitment agencies are run by foreigners who somehow have a penchant to recruit foreigners for jobs here. The locals are more like aliens to them and the employers who gave the contracts to these recruitment agencies. In Sin City, the citizens are the aliens and the foreigners have taken over as the locals. And it is all legal and in a way supported by the govt. The proliferation of foreign employment agencies and their successes here speak for itself. Of course the familiar statement of hard truth is that these agencies must also be run by more talented foreigners recruiting more talented foreigners for jobs that Sinkies did not have the talents to do. Looks like the Sinkies are going the way of the dodos.
 

As it goes, it is far easier for foreigners to land jobs in this island with low unemployment and many jobs available. And they came from all corners of the world. The only people that cannot find jobs or good jobs are the local graduates, and if the comments by the minister are a harbinger for things to come, the intake of universities would have to be cut to avoid having too many unemployed local graduates. Alternatively the places would be filled by foreign students.
 

Now is this a joke or what?

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Now is this a joke or what?"
RB

No lah, it is not a joke. It is an economic reality in Sinkieland.

Simply because, to quote Matilah, "the cheaper foreign PMET offers more bang for the boss's buck" mah.

And this economic reality is a result of the political reality of the strongest Sinkie opposition not being ready to be govt.

Strongest but not ready? Is this also a joke, you say lah?

Anonymous said...

mDplaced deofsonOther countries have laws to ensure tourists do not come here for jobs but our Prostitute government is doing the reverse.

Anonymous said...

RB, u ruin my Sunday now my Monday though what u wrote is the hard truth and nothing but the truth. Knn don't know what to say

Anonymous said...

Well, why do we need to serve NS for two years plus 10 reservisit cycles...

Is this a joke also...why the Opposition MPs are not interested...and only Tan Kian Lian is willing to put his "head" out...

Anonymous said...

Must protect the economy and maintain GDP growth mah.

Anonymous said...


I think we are well known internationally to give jobs quite easily to foreigners from all over the world.

We are the world. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

If LKY can work for the Imperial Japanese Army in World War Two?
Why can't Singaporeans work for foreigners in 2014?

You think you better than LKY meh?

Anonymous said...

Foreigners are here to create good jobs for sinkies, according to our PM. Our ministers' bonus depends on a growing GDP that foreigners are creating, which then help our ministers keep their good jobs with the highest pay in the world and ever increasing bonuses.

A local university education for a sinkie is very costly for our government and lesser university places for sinkies can result in substantial cost savings. The government do not pay for the education of the 3rd world foreigners who work here and swell our coffers with various employment levies.

We clearly have a fascist government that squeezes its citizens surpluses to invest overseas instead of investing in our human capital.

Saycheese

Anonymous said...

squeezes its citizens for surpluses


Saycheese

jjgg said...

The litmus test is whether other countries will allow Sinkies to walk in with a suitcase and start applying for jobs..why does our gahment's policies largely goes against the grain of public opinion? Methinks its largely a case of misguided intent..they think they are equipped with superior data n brainpower n 10/10 foresight so that the populist view must be wrong. If they subscribe to populists views then why the fuck do we need to pay them the big bucks..so what to do?..they'll just implement their bullshit n try hell n highwater to prove they are right..n finally..when they find the populist is right they will quietly backtrack.. Ah the ways of bullshit!!! Hehe

Matilah_Singapura said...

>> It is reported that many foreigners arrived in Sin with only a suitcase and hope to land a job here.

If this is true, this is fantastic news. It is like all those hopeful people coming to America via New York between the mid 1800's to the 1900's just before WW2.

Sure, there will be instances of socio-economic displacement for some locals who can't cut the mustard in areas of competition. However the overall effect is one that benefits both the cuntree and its people over the long term.

The main engine of wealth creation and ultimately INDIVIDUAL freedom is the private sector. The benefits of "open borders" accrue to the private sector operators, who need to run businesses to serve customers, who pay money which keeps the society upwardly mobile. It is a social experiment which is working fine.

The other "group" of people who arrive and set up homes and businesses are those with the money capital and skills. Singapore offers a damn good stage to start entrepreneurial ventures, and a "light touch" stance by the government allows creative enterprises to innovate and grow. Very few places in the over-regulated and over-taxed world can offer this. Singapore does, and it does so very well.

So why not? I for one fully support anyone with the gumption -- the gonads to give it "the old college try", and embark on an adventure of one's lifetime.

Can the locals match the dreams of the emigres? Or are they too slack, pampered and grouchy?

Anonymous said...

World's saddest sacks living on the planet's most expensive patch. Now that's depressing.

jjgg said...

Matilah cannot be serious comparing ww2 America with present day Singapore situation..tell me u not serious..big,wide spaced,developing America to overcrowded peakish Singapore...was that why u left? Hehe..

Anonymous said...

Matilah likes to test the IQ of Sinkies.

Anonymous said...

He only peeped into his asshole and saw a tunnel and told you that is the world he lives in.

Anonymous said...

Matilar, please bend forward and open your legs wide

b said...

The locals will always be the one being sacrificed when the country is ruled by very greedy, ruthless, selfish rulers.

b said...

'Foreigners are here to create good jobs for sinkies, according to our PM.'

- but he also mentioned that he did not have any foresight.

Anonymous said...

/// It is reported that many foreigners arrived in Sin with only a suitcase and hope to land a job here. ///

Hey PM Lee.
If they arrive here with a suitcase looking for a job.
Then how can they be creating jobs for Singaporeans?

Either you damn stupid or you think I stupid.
Either way, you are not even worth $100K/year in salary.

Anonymous said...

"Or are they too slack, pampered and grouchy?"

- mati he will always blame the sinkies like the papies. many sinkies have to work very hard, study part time, make a lot of sacrifice only to be told that their jobs are taken over by an aliens. it is not about sinkies not able to compete, having wrong skills or displaying the wrong attitude, it is all because the gov is very greedy and wants a lot of money for themselves. For instance, in order to increase the profit of telcos, the only way is to import people. When the white paper of increasing population is out, I already foresee that they will blame the sinkies on skills, attitudes etc and let in the aliens to take over the jobs of the sinkies. A slight increase is ok but the rate of increase only prove that the country is ruled by a bunch of very greedy people.

Anonymous said...

If they arrive here in a suitcase looking for a job .... they are taking a job from a Singaporean.

PAP.
I hold you responsible.

Anonymous said...

This is call vote PAP to take care of foreigners.

Matilah_Singapura said...

@jigg 256:

>> .tell me u not serious

I have told readers many times in the past that I am incapable of being serious. I write for the pure selfish ego-stroking reasons of voicing my own dubious opinions. If you take me seriously, that's your own funeral and I can't, I won't help you. ;-)

@305:

>> Matilah likes to test the IQ of Sinkies.

What? By writing shit on an insignificant blog? Get fucking real lah. Anyway, the average IQ in Singapore is high -- it is up there amongst the world's highest. That is why many Singaporeans are MEASURABLY successful. Unfortunately Singapore also carries useless baggage of losers who use their high IQ's to complain and bicker. That can't be helped, but it is fun to engage these assholes occasionally ;-)

@411:

>> Matilar, please bend forward and open your legs wide

Aiyah, please lah. I know you are trying to flatter me by wanting to fuck me in the ass...but let me remind you, I am an old fuck and way past my "handsome" days. My asshole has experienced more than 40,000 shits already. My bum cheeks have wrinkles, a bit saggy....not attractive lah. Seriously, you should adopt higher standards. There are plenty of fit and handsome younger guys who will be delighted to have you jam your mutton tulang into their tight, shapely backsides.