I have been writing about how difficult it was for PMETs to find reemployment after being laid off. Some took 6 to 8 months, some years, some gave up completely. And I have many sad stories to tell from the number of people in Gilbert Goh’s transitioning.org blog and their testimonies. These people could not be lying as there were real people. And I too have heard and met people that were unemployed or underemployed or simply resigned to retirement.
In the main
media on 21 Apr, the MOM came out with a slush of statistics as proof that
PMETs were the hardest hit in being laid off last year, all 15,580 of them. And
they all have great difficulties finding new employment. The average time, in
months for those retrenched or laid off to be reemployed was 2.21 months. The
younger and less qualified workers could find new employments slightly faster,
averaging less than 2 months. The older PMETs, above 50 and with tertiary
qualifications found it more difficult, averaged slightly more than 2 months or
about 2.3 months to be reemployed.
So sad, so
pathetic. Really? Let’s see, it would
take a couple of weeks for anyone laid off worker to look for a new job, to
send out resumes, a couple of weeks to get a reply and a couple of weeks for
interviews. These processes would work out to about 2 to 3 months. And if these
PMETs could find jobs in less than 3 months, averaging less than 2.5 months,
what is the problem? Isn’t this as good as the perfect normal for people
Now, what is
this great bull about PMETs finding it difficult to find reemployment? To get
reemployed in less than 2.5 months is about the best one can ever get. No
problem at all. Absolutely no problem.
this nonsense that there were PMETs taking more than 6 months or more than a
year to find a job? What was this nonsense that some took several years and
some gave up and retired because they could not find a job any more? Got such
things or not? Real or not!
I think all
these unemployment craps are hoaxes, not true. How can people say it is
difficult to find another job when they could be reemployed in less than 2.5
months? What a load of rubbish Someone is
lying and telling cock and bull stories. It is a very happy situation as far as
I am concern if our PMETs can find reemployment in less than 2.5 months. Tiok
boh? It cannot be any better.
amissed? What is missing? To me there is no problem at all. It is too easy to
find reemployment here if one only needs to take 2.5 months to do so. Now,
where are those PMETs or young graduates that have to write a few hundred
resumes and did not get any reply? Cannot be right? These people must be lying.
It is very easy to get a job, the most 2.5 months according to MOM. Of course
you can say you don’t believe what I am saying. But please don’t say you don’t
believe MOM. And statistics don’t lie. And statistics from MOM lagi don’t lie.
There is no
unemployment problem for PMETs in Singapore. Period. Getting another job in
less than 3 months is like a piece of cake. You cannot ask for more.