The attractiveness of being cleaners is that entry level is low. There is no need to have a degree, no need to sit for courses and pass professional examinations, no need to take courses on anti money laundering, no need for character checks, no need to declare non indebtedness, and no need to attend annual upgrading or refresher courses. And there is no authority to watch over the cleaners like a hawk as if you are a crook, a cheat and can be called up to ‘lim kopi’ for minor mistakes.
If these are still not attractive enough, cleaners can wear face mask when working to conceal one’s identity for those that are too shy to apply. And for some organizations, cleaners used the fireman or delivery lifts for more privacy. Think about the annual increments and bonuses as a cleaner. Better than being self employed, with no increments, no bonuses, no medical benefits, no staff benefits, and no financial risks.
After posting these benefits I am getting convinced myself that being a cleaner is not a bad idea. When a cleaner finishes his cleaning duties, he can go home without a worry.
Singaporeans that are jobless, underemployed, wrote resumes and got no reply, need not worry anymore. They can just apply to be cleaners, the next choice professions for Singaporeans that are displaced by foreigners, or the so called young and discouraged Singaporeans that no one wants to employ.
There are choices, and being a cleaner would soon be a lifestyle choice. Ph Ds, Masters degrees from world best universities that cannot compete with backlane degrees, this is a new employment opportunity. Don’t be choosy. You are lucky to be employed.