Donald Trump is a mismatch

How could Donald Trump be the President of the USA, the most powerful office in the world when he does not have the training, qualifications and experience to be one?  I am saying this by using Singapore’s perspective of what is right or good, of what would make a person qualified for a job.  This may be the reason why the US is failing, with poorly trained presidents elected one after another while Singapore is a glowing example of a successful state. The trick, our PMs are well trained. Chok Tong was trained by LKY for at least 10 years. Hsien was trained by LKY and Chok Tong for more than 10 years.  Obama, Bush and now Trump have had zero training to be the President.

Trump may be over qualified if we apply the Singapore’s EP criteria on him. He is rich, super rich, definitely has experience running a more than S$500m company. But if we apply the job market criteria on him like we applied the same criteria on our jobless PMETs, Trump just did not have the experience or right fit to do the job. A mismatch, no training and experience to do the job of a president.

Oops, our EP criteria assumed that one that has run a S$500m company is good enough to run a little island like Singapore. If the criteria are extrapolated to a huge country like the US, maybe it would demand a US$5b company. But of course Trump would still qualify. Let me clarify a bit of confusion here.

There is a difference in looking at the criteria and qualifications for a candidate’s suitability for a job in the market and that for the office of the Presidency. The criteria for the EP may be stringent, but its main factor is about managing money. The criteria for a job could be more complicated though not about money. That is the reason why so many of our PMETs are mismatched in the job market. Trump too may be a mismatch in the job market if he applies for jobs that are lower than his current job as CEO or Chairman of his business empire. He would definitely be a mismatch for a smaller managerial job and would need retraining to fit him into the job. Definitely needs training if he wants to be a taxi driver or security guard.

What about job training to fit a person into a job? Many fresh graduates would not fit into any jobs offered as they don’t have any working experience to fall back on. All will be mismatched as the universities did not train them for any specific jobs unless they took professional courses. The organization must be prepared to train them on the job, and that was what they were doing before, like the civil services and also the private companies.  The more I try to reason this mismatch thing, the more confused I become.  Come to think of it, many people are mismatched in their jobs but are doing quite well. Some exceedingly well and earning millions in their jobs, even becoming CEOs and Chairmans.

Maybe this mismatched Trump would do a good job or a better job than Obama.

What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Whether DT is a mismatch to US Presidency or not, time will tell & everyone in this planet will see. In a desperate times like this, Americuns need someone like DT to 'shake up' the democratic systems. There r many Leaders in the world throughout history lack training & experience to run a country or an empire, some did it juz well others flopped. As for our PMET mismatch, its a different story, some employers r tight on their budget & refused to train them, some r over-qualified, some r under qualified, some unable to change, so its a long story, but ultimately the miws policies need to do something to help these pmets such as career support program etc, retrenchment or unemployed insurance etc to help them through in difficult times.

Anonymous said...

no need to look so far......we oso have.......

army trained...........heads education........

medical trained........heads defence..........

non-medical trained....heads health...........

etc etc etc...................................

all are doing very very very well.............

so "MISmatch" is OK......must be good.........


Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Our super talents have proven themselves that mismatch is good and a very successful formula that is applicable at least to themselves. Funny why they didn't look at themselves and say how good mismatch is and applies the same thinking to the PMETs?

One very good question, why mismatch in political appointment is good but bad for the industries?

Anonymous said...

Reagan had qualifications to be US President?
Schwarzenegger had qualifications to be California state governor?

Anonymous said...

//One very good question, why mismatch in political appointment is good but bad for the industries?//

Probably, when the Leeder said u can then u goto do it, all scholars or cronies under the Leegime is sama sama no choice or face their demise here in Sin City, juz like the coming new reserved EP & under the Leegene Dynasty...under the Lee-gene, Lee-mold system all these eunuchs & nuns need to kowtow under 1 Leeder & said "Long Live Empire Lee ...Long Live Empress HoLee Jinx.." in order to survive Lah..

Anonymous said...

Hi uncle rb (9.52am).

How can you compared the super talents with the maases!

They are "everything-oso-can"!

In chinese, we called them "万事通"!

Dont play play! They are "大人物"!

So, just be your "小人物" 的 rb!

And be happy and worry less!


Anonymous said...

Daddy! Daddy!
Donald Trump destroyed my TPP project
Daddy! Daddy!
How ah?

Anonymous said...

What was Nelson Mandela's qualification to be President of South Africa?
What was Nelson Mandela's training that gave him the ability to inspire black South Africans to fight for freedom and equality?

Anonymous said...

The answer to my Nelson Mandela question is simple.

Real leaders do not choose themselves.
Real leaders are chosen by their followers.

Paper Generals, Paper Presidents and Paper Ministers will fail in times of crisis because Singaporeans will simply abandon ship and run away.

Anonymous said...

German in Singapore punch taxi driver: I pay S$40,000 taxes every year

Although the Singapore judge had harsh words for the accused, the assailant was only sentenced to 10 days’ jail out of a maximum 2 years’ jail for causing hurt.


Singapore worth dying for meh?
Jailed foreign criminals should be deported from Singapore after serving their jail term.

Is this what we get with Free Trade Agreements?
Isn't it good that Donald Trump is telling our PM Lee to take his TPP and fuck off from America?

Anonymous said...

"Our supertalents have proven that mismatch is good and a very successful formula at least to themselves", unquote.
Unker please hold your breath, You never know if their mismatches will get
Sinkies into deep shit.
From the look of it, Sin is not far from capsize due to
poor political helmsmenship.

Anonymous said...

Mr Trump wouldn’t take a salary as president he said in the first interview after election victory .
“Well, I’ve never commented on this, but the answer is no,” Trump said. “I think I have to by law take $1, so I’ll take $1 a year. But it’s a -- I don’t even know what it is.”

He is giving up US$400,000/- for public interest what!

Talking about salary as compared to that of SG President PM and ministers salaries......let's count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 digits.

Anonymous said...

//He is giving up US$400,000/- for public interest what!//

Alamak ..one minion-ster under Pinky said those no take salary or volunteers in the glassloot r all having some kind of a 'ulterior motives' Leh...
And a Ah Neh who took millions & millions of Sinkies dollar as Head of 'Snake' (Sin State) said unashamedly:"..if u think I have so much $$$$$$$$$$$..it can't be help.."
Under Sin City rule, no such thing as 'free service' ..all got ulterior motives mah..

Anonymous said...

In Red Dot, they make mountains out of molehills, fool the 70% about the difficulty of governing the country, create a lot of confusion about the EP and spread unwarranted fear about what the mythical power of the EP can do, so as to enable them to hold onto the position with their own yes-man, and do as they please, so help us God. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Mr Trump is going to run this country :

The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.[At 9.8 million km2 and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world's fourth-largest country by total area (and fourth-largest by land area)[fn 2] and the third-most populous.

Foreign relations

The United States has an established structure of foreign relations. It is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and New York City is home to the United Nations Headquarters. It is a member of the G7,[306] G20, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Almost all countries have embassies in Washington, D.C., and many have consulates around the country. Likewise, nearly all nations host American diplomatic missions.

The carrier strike groups of the Kitty Hawk, Ronald Reagan, and Abraham Lincoln with aircraft from the Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force.

The President holds the title of commander-in-chief of the nation's armed forces and appoints its leaders, the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The United States Department of Defense administers the armed forces, including the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. The Coast Guard is run by the Department of Homeland Security in peacetime and by the Department of the Navy during times of war. In 2008, the armed forces had 1.4 million personnel on active duty. The Reserves and National Guard brought the total number of troops to 2.3 million. The Department of Defense also employed about 700,000 civilians, not including contractors

American forces can be rapidly deployed by the Air Force's large fleet of transport aircraft, the Navy's 10 active aircraft carriers, and Marine expeditionary units at sea with the Navy's Atlantic and Pacific fleets. The military operates 865 bases and facilities abroad,[347] and maintains deployments greater than 100 active duty personnel in 25 foreign countries.[348]

The military budget of the United States in 2011 was more than $700 billion, 41% of global military spending and equal to the next 14 largest national military expenditures combined.

The United States has a capitalist mixed economy[393] which is fueled by abundant natural resources and high productivity.[394] According to the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. GDP of $16.8 trillion constitutes 24% of the gross world product at market exchange rates and over 19% of the gross world product at purchasing power parity (PPP). WIKI

HOW on earth our Sg President whose duties are largely ceremonial and ministers, for a country this minute compared to USA is paid so much more than a US President is simply 说不过去 !

Anonymous said...

The U.S. Air Force provides air support for surface forces[10] and aids in the recovery of troops in the field. As of 2015, This from the 2015 Air Force air assets: Fixed wing aircraft 5414, Fighters/Multi-roles 1840, Bombers 162, Early warning (radar aircraft) 52. This is 7,468 aircraft. This does not include research and drone aircraft. There are also 450 ICBMs and 63 military satellites. It has a $161 billion budget with 307,001 active duty personnel, 177,221 civilian personnel, 69,200 Air Force Reserve personnel, and 105,500 Air National Guard personnel. wiki

This is what a US President oversees just the US air force alone

BUT SG President is paid much more in the million- dollar rangefor a small 700sqm city state for a largely CEREMONIAL post!!

#Return excess salaries to STATE of SG

Anonymous said...

My comments was deleted on jobs mismatched. This one is about Trump i like.
""Hillary spent 6 trillion dollars on wars in the Middle East. And she thinks I'm the hawk!" Trump said.

Hillary s support on IsIs Nusra in Aleppo may end with Obama s term. Russia has started bombing the IsIs at Syria. US state department spokeswoman made comments saying Russia bomb civilians. Maccain also said something. But Obama said nothing. Hillary said nothing. Obama used to bomb Syrain troops. This is the time US must do something to save the final group of IsIs trapped themselves in Aleppo.
Look like Syrian troops will wipe off IsIs completely, end of Hillary s game and Obama s creature is gone. In Iraq Mosul, there is no hope for the IsIs inside Iraq

Anonymous said...

It is not that the jobs of the EP or Ministers in Red Dot are difficult.

It is difficult because that shows that the persons doing the jobs are either unsuitable, not capable. Or because the jobs are not that difficult, but made out to be difficult so that there is justification for them to be paid astronomical salaries so that others vying for the jobs are frightened by the astronomical salaries and thinks that the jobs are really difficult as claimed. Now I am getting confused by saying what I am saying.

Anonymous said...

More than 50% of local Uni grads with good results (2nd upper honours or 1st class honours) are now applying to civil service jobs, because they know the salaries are high, with relative strong job security, generous with training grants even MBA & post-grad scholarships, and no negative impact with reservist obligations (in fact civil service HR will give you bonus points/monetary rewards if you get key appointment holder promotion in reservist). Both my nephews are experiencing the good life in civil service for past 5 years liao. One of them with 2nd uppers in BElecEng from NTU, and the other with 2nd uppers in BCompSci from NUS. And 1 of them been approved for govt MBA scholarship in Stanford next year, on full salary + bonuses with additional USD5000/mth housing & living expenses, and full medical/life/accident insurance and annual return airfares.

b said...

Wow, DT granddaugter can even recite chinese poem and they celebrate CNY. This guy is far from predictable. He has many things to charm people. Unlike Obama and Hillary who are reporting to some sort of saudi establishment. Spending all the money there rather than helping own people.

The sg elites treating own people like shit lah especially the average ones. Better for them to migrate. At least have a chance at freehold housing and autos. Staying here only become more envy and get sour and miseries. Bad for health and mental state.

Anonymous said...

According to witnesses who attended an anti-corruption protest held at Hong Lim Park, the Singapore Police harassed and intimidated participants by following them to their house and hauling them up for questioning.

Event organiser, rights advocates Function 8, wrote in their Facebook page confirming the harassment and intimidation by the Singapore Police.


Anonymous said...

Rb //Donald Trump is a mismatch//

Donald Trump is a mismatch ...... for a cuntry with ....... 70% dafts?

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump is a mismatch ...... for a cuntry of JLBs leedershit?

Top of the list is the JLB who said sinkies mismatch for jobs?

DT being a non-JLB will NEVER push away own farkup mistakes to his own people?

Anonymous said...

Is Desmond Kuek a mismatch for SMRT?

Anonymous said...

U mean the DPRK lookalike in NOL?

Anonymous said...

A tiny weeny 718 trillion sq nano-metre pisai is a mismatch for 30% sinkies .....?

Anonymous said...

The bunch of JLBs is a mismatch to succeed the labour and hardwork built up by GKS and his old guards?

Anonymous said...

Rb //Chok Tong was trained by LKY for at least 10 years.//

In or at where?


Anonymous said...

Rb //Definitely needs training if he wants to be a taxi driver or security guard.//

There is one "post" that does not need much training?

Heard abt JLB?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous November 16, 2016 2:37 pm
//And 1 of them been approved for govt MBA scholarship in Stanford next year, on full salary + bonuses with additional USD5000/mth housing & living expenses, and full medical/life/accident insurance and annual return airfares.//

The greatest mismatch in the job market, arguably, is the civil serpents in the city of (eternal) sins?

Atrocious attitude lao chao bor with horrendous KPIs?

Policemen taking statements with HORRENDOUS English?

Anonymous said...

Over the years, accompanied many relatives and frens to make reports for lost identifications, stolen wallets, traffic accidents etc........

Not once the English standard of those taking statements can pass "O" Level ....... No?

For some, not even Sec 1 to Sec 3 std?

Anonymous said...

And then those agencies across many ministries .......?


The way they sit, sat, sleep, slept on their files, cases, complaints, reports, feedbacks etc etc ......., horrifyingly APPALLING?

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised some cases, complaints, feedback across many agencies made several years ago can still be left open .......?

How can productivity ever improve when under their very own nose, their human resource are so unproductive?

And the way those sub std civil serpents communicate ........?

Omg ......

Dunno how many face palms?

How often members of public need standby plastic bags whenever in contact with civil serpents?

More than 90% times vomit blood?

Anonymous said...

How can the English standard in those Government agencies etc be good when the birds select only the birds to staff the jobs? Inbreeding produces dumb, distorted and albino minds as well.

That is why they are only suitable for albino scholarships, promotions and top jobs. It is the objective of the system to go this way, just like what we are doing with the EP.