When the PAP has failed to create good jobs for Singaporeans, it is time for them to go

“For 60,000 people to tell you that they haven’t seen the jobs, it’s not so surprising itself. But weigh that against the 97 per cent who are in jobs, you also can reflect their views.”

I take very strong issue with Minister of Manpower Josephine Teo’s remark asking people to weigh 60,000 unemployed against 97% who are in jobs.

Given that she is being paid an exorbitant political salary, such remark was not only sick and shameless, it is also thick-skinned, unsympathetic and totally detached from the common people’s everyday struggles.

I will share one recent personal experience.

About one month ago, I took a taxi driven by a China man. We had a brief conversation. Our taxi profession used to be an almost last refuge for many middle-aged Singaporean uncles who have families to care for. The appearance of PHVs on our roads posed a big competition for them, while China are also eating into their lunches.

Additionally, I won’t be surprised that many Singaporeans in that 97% employed are working in jobs with depressed wages or underemployed.

Why then are so many citizens unemployed and underemployed? It is too easy to give politically expedient answers but the honest one is that it is more expensive to employ Singaporeans. Against this backdrop, it is both cheap and easy to employ cheaper foreigners while this PAP government comes across as pro-foreigners.

Singaporeans must understand that when this PAP government can no longer create good jobs for its citizens! It is better for a useless and self-serving government to go than for Singaporeans and their families to starve and suffer under this PAP government. How could my conscience ever allow me to vote for the PAP government anymore?

Unemployment and underemployment among Singaporeans take an especially heavy toil and unseen misery among the unemployed and their families. Multiply that by 60,000 and it is a substantial number and acute situation considering our small workforce, and that Singapore is a very expensive place to live in – we don’t grow our own rice and vegetables or raise poultry.

The truth sure hurts but it is high time for those sleeping Singaporean suckers to wake up before all is too late.

Simon Lim

 

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35 Responses to “When the PAP has failed to create good jobs for Singaporeans, it is time for them to go”

  • ceca ah nehs and pinoys:

    the worst scums of the earth.

    let us explain.

    ceca ah nehs. they are known to back stab you so hard they take over your job as soon as they can. the founder of Wang Computers learned the very hard way. he was ousted by the very ceca ah neh he groomed.

    so also the same with pinoys. one of the local MDs of an american mnc hired a pinoy. we cautioned him about giving the pinoy too much leeway citing first hand experience from HKers in manila and also personal experience with them in usa. he didn’t listen. he was back stabbed so hard by the pinoy to usa head office. ended up the pinoy was the one who negotiated with him severance package, taking over his MD job. we know first hand. one of us was the cfo who cautioned the MD.

    therefore any surprise why so many ceca ah nehs and pinoys in pap Spore? because they are scums they cannot survive in own land of scummers so the only way to survive is to find dumb shits like pap Ljs and pap Cbs to unload their scums. bad thing is, pap Ljs and pap Cbs none the wiser.

    perhaps pap Ljs and pap Cbs learn only when PM job and SM jobs and minister jobs are outsourced to the same ceca ah neh scums and pinoy scums.

    we are NOT saying there are no good souls in ceca ah nehs and pinoys. we are saying on average the scums then to be ceca ah nehs and pinoys.

    they cannot help it just as a s*ake cannot help it. it is in their nature.

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  • Why suffered in silence:

    Of course she will not empathise with those who are jobless,as she is drawing obscene million dollar salary.MIWs are heartless and callous to treat 60000 unemployed as insignicant,instead of advocate measures on how to help the 60000 unemployed.This episode proves they are they are indifferent to the sufferings of our citizens and justify their removal.

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  • Ownself look after ownself:

    Oh no, not again this beanpole who love to wear bare back for old man funeral and do thingy in small space.

    No way to trust her with nothing for significant contributions but motherhood statements and verbal diarrhoea.

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  • oxygen:

    THERE IS NO SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENT IN EVIDENCE OF PROOF, show me the hard evidence that the other 97% are employed – by the same standard of POFMA law.

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  • When sporeans think, pap sinks:

    Imagine, Shameless Small-Space-for-Sex Jo Teo were to be the Defence Ministar. After a death of a singaporean like Aloysius Pang during military training, she came out defending, “It’s only one death! There’re tens of thousands of NSFs and NSmen who are fine!”

    When PAP failed to take care of Singaporeans in whatever ways, it is high time for them to go.

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  • No Pain No Change:

    Your anger and feeling of sickness cost the pigs nothing.
    They continue to fleece you of millions while talking cock.
    KPKB is not effective but a futile attempt to set things right.

    The only way such people could learn the lesson is through intense pain.
    Only the pain of missing the millions can make them humble and think straight.

    The dead man reasoned that an obscene salary is needed to prop up the stature of natural aristocrats, so that they could talk down to others.
    By same token, taking that away will be a very effective measure to stop all these rubbishing.

    Your little vote is a very painful weapon.
    Use it wisely.

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  • Greedy And Useless:

    She got a new Bart Simpsons perm, wonder how much she paid…

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  • Own kind employ own kind:

    For those in IT, Banking/Finance sector should realise this. Its not always about lower cost to recruit FTs, some are high pay jobs that also went to FTs as hiring managers prefer own kind. Worst is nowadays they are many FT recruitment agents working in sg. Not sure if they got under table trade with FTs (who agree to pay double or more commissions).

    Also mom recruit India agency to screen Indian qualifications. Thus is joke! As goog as no screening.

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  • Own kind employ own kind:

    Only way to resolve it is to impose Singaporean first employment policy which is practiced in every country on earth.

    Unless it is due to CECA restrictions which I am very very keen to find out.

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  • signed away a "blank cheque":

    //For those in IT, Banking/Finance sector should realise this. Its not always about lower cost to recruit FTs, some are high pay jobs that also went to FTs as hiring managers prefer own kind.//

    what to do if the white idiots have already signed away a “blank cheque” (aka open-leg policy) ?

    analogy lar, imagine your door is left wide open and the interior is booby-trapped with all the arrows pointed back at you ? that is how good the white idiots have designed the system meant for the average daft sinkies ?

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  • no use kpkbing--just VTO:

    these wayanging wankers should be kicked out asap.
    theyve got stones where their hearts should be.
    she is one of those who believe there’s no poor in sg.
    in sg beggars are disguised as tissue sellers. theyre everywhere.. some are visibly not in ‘good shape’…yet ..!
    how shameful of this gov ,from the richest city in the world.

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  • this is a mil$paid minister:

    the moral of the story is:-Please Have Some Compassion, even if you dont have a brain!

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  • Sinkie:

    60,000 – does that include the many who are long-term jobless, hindered by ageism or health, etc, and yet cannot access their CPF savings till 65?

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  • Air head:

    Greedy And Useless:
    She got a new Bart Simpsons perm, wonder how much she paid…

    Way back, lili neo got one for $50 and got ticked off by lim hung kiang

    This useless bimbo probably pay $500, peanut for her

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  • trublu:

    NO MILK TODAY BY HERMAN’S HERMITS.
    MILK IS MILK BY JOJO TEO,LOL.

    NO JOB TODAY by LEE AH LONG!
    Whoa! NO MONEY NO TALK BY PAP.

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  • mike:

    Is this how unemployment rate is determined?

    1. Compiled from the Labour Force Survey, which surveys a representative sample of households in Singapore. This method is in line with international convention, thus our unemployment rate can be studied and benchmarked with other countries.

    2. Who Is Counted As Unemployed?
    As per common international definition, unemployed persons are 15 years old and older, not currently working but are actively looking for a job and are able to work if offered.

    Thus, because homemakers, retirees or people taking a sabbatical from work are not actively seeking employment, they are not considered unemployed.
    Individuals who for health reasons are not able to accept employment, even if they wanted to, are also not considered unemployed.

    3. Types Of “Unemployment”
    Long-term Unemployed: These are people who have been unemployed for 25 weeks or more. These individuals count under the overall unemployment rate.

    Underemployed: A person who is working part-time but cannot find full-time work is not considered unemployed. These individuals who are willing and available to work additional hours, but are not able to, are considered to be underemployed.

    Discouraged Workers: These individuals are not looking for a job because they believe their job search will not yield positive results. Thus, they are not categorised as unemployed.

    Source: https://dollarsandsense.sg/unemployment-rate-singapore-calculated/

    In short, unemployment rate measures only people who are idle and actively seeking jobs. If you ate desperate for some money and take part in temporary job, you are no longer considered unemployed. If you give up finding employment, you are also not part of the statistic.

    But first of all, they determines whether you are picked to answer the survey or not… :DDD so funny one…

    My dad give up finding job after retrenched and jobless for 4 years, after few months, they even stop bother to send you survey… :DDD

    97% in job? Good job ministars!

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  • Sinkaporean busy with living:

    It is impossible for “sleeping Singaporean suckers to wake up before all is too late”. A frog can feel very comfortable with warm water, and not noticing that they are boiled to death. So don’t waste your time to educate people that they are in danger. They are naive to believe that they are getting the best from the cream which is the collective “shit”.

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  • Want to Know:

    Her Photoshopped face is displayed on banners that are replaced every few weeks at several places in her constituency. Each costs several thousand dollars. Probably come out of PA funds.

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  • against their own situation:

    //asking people to weigh 60,000 unemployed against 97% who are in jobs.//

    weigh her white idiotic head lar ? for the 60,000 unemployed, it is not 3% but 100% absolutely weighing against their own situation and the next bill or obligation that needs to be settled / handled ?

    for the unemployed, it does not help to know (cold comfort) whether the other 99% or 99.9% are with jobs ? for many, they are more concerned to find that as hard as they try, they still cannot get a decent job befitting their experience and qualifications lar ?

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  • Spermer:

    How did this woman’s husband get to be CEO of a GLC ?

    IT MUST BE MERITOCRACY ?

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  • 陈大婶:

    天啊。。。。啊啊啊啊啊。。。哈哈。。哼啊。。。。該送走的就送走。。。啊。。。哈哈哈啊。。。。

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  • Governance Deficit:

    What do you call the root cause for failed policies?
    Governance Deficit.

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  • Harder Truths:

    It is already way too late Simon. That is why it is pointless to worry.

    Once you know the ship is sinking you have no choice but to save yourself or else drown with the sleeping rats.

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  • World most exp city is unflatt:

    How many singkees wanna die in the world’s most Expensive city?

    Is that a good place to retire when many cannot meet retirement sum?

    Is it a good place where the people never fought for democracy?

    Is it a good place where creativity is stiffer and lack of freedom of expression?

    Is it a good place to die in the most litigious country?

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  • oxygen:

    @ Mike

    POFMA LAW DOES NOT apply to them, lah.

    mike: 97% in job? Good job ministars!

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  • mike:

    @ Oxygen

    I smell the rule of CCP … when GDP can be heavily massaged, unemployment rate is just too easy

    What made people upset is not the accuracy of unemployment rate… it is the action of using such number to justify incompetency, hiding behind numbers which weere not meant for policy making to silence the dumb majority and ownselves pat ownselves

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  • How Many Are Foreigners?:

    Of the 97 per cent employed in Singapore , how many are actually from other countries ? Would Josephine Teo care to elaborate please ?

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  • Neh & Pinoy f each other:

    Agree 200%.

    ceca ah nehs and pinoys:
    the worst scums of the earth.

    let us explain.

    ceca ah nehs. they are known to back stab you so hard they take over your job as soon as they can. the founder of Wang Computers learned the very hard way. he was ousted by the very ceca ah neh he groomed.

    so also the same with pinoys. one of the local MDs of an american mnc hired a pinoy. we cautioned him about giving the pinoy too much leeway citing first hand experience from HKers in manila and also personal experience with them in usa. he didn’t listen. he was back stabbed so hard by the pinoy to usa head office. ended up the pinoy was the one who negotiated with him severance package, taking over his MD job. we know first hand. one of us was the cfo who cautioned the MD.

    therefore any surprise why so many ceca ah nehs and pinoys in pap Spore? because they are scums they cannot survive in own land of scummers so the only way to survive is to find dumb shits like pap Ljs and pap Cbs to unload their scums. bad thing is, pap Ljs and pap Cbs none the wiser.

    perhaps pap Ljs and pap Cbs learn only when PM job and SM jobs and minister jobs are outsourced to the same ceca ah neh scums and pinoy scums.

    we are NOT saying there are no good souls in ceca ah nehs and pinoys. we are saying on average the scums then to be ceca ah nehs and pinoys.

    they cannot help it just as a s*ake cannot help it. it is in their nature.

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  • oxygen:

    @ Oxygen

    EXACTLY MY LINE OF THOUGHTS TOO, it is easy to lie without substantiation.

    Without social security payment of just $20 per month to defray costs of job hunting, how do PAPpypolitics knows how many are unemployed other than their usual farts of fiction for public consumption on unemployment statistics?

    mike: @ Oxygen

    I smell the rule of CCP … when GDP can be heavily massaged, unemployment rate is just too easy

    What made people upset is not the accuracy of unemployment rate… it is the action of using such number to justify incompetency, hiding behind numbers which weere not meant for policy making to silence the dumb majority and ownselves pat ownselves

    The true underlying level of unemployment/underemployment could be so politically embarrassing – it like bucket of sh*t must be covered up from public eye EVEN IF THE STENCH OF ECONOMIC MISMANAGEMENT PERMEATING THE AIR IS OBVIOUS TO ALL.

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  • Sick Cronies & Bad Jokes:

    I hate it when I lose things at work: like pens, memos, my sanity and dreams; but i suppose there’re many of you out there who have nothing more to lose without a job (sigh)

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  • Singkee not hongkee:

    This is reason why PAP will be destroyed by itself :

    Ladies and gentlemen , the Majulah Triangle:
    1. CPF losses unknown and withholding. Many unable to get payout. Big bloody failure simply because Retirement account used to buy super overpriced public housing and self-proclaimed heavily subsidised . A big chunk of savings held in housing leaving insufficient for retirement and owing accrued bloody interest. Frankensteining of a simple retirement scheme hints fundamentally flawed design.

    2. HDB : Depreciating asset and Broken promise of value won’t drop. Suggesting they did not understand what is depreciation. But all Singaporeans did not understood it too despite aceing exams.

    3. CECA : Heng ah, you going to lose your job.

    This is the DEATH TRAP. PAP cannot solve .

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  • Singkee not hongkee:

    Her husband given job of CEO of international enterprise IE SG?

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  • All My Money:

    Want to Know:
    Her Photoshopped face is displayed on banners that are replaced every few weeks at several places in her constituency. Each costs several thousand dollars. Probably come out of PA funds.

    PA funds come from taxpayers.

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  • Mil$MnistarsAskingForOurHelp?:

    indranee is asking Sgs for feedback and inputs in planning the BUDGET for coming year.
    wah now GE coming only know how to think about citizens eh?
    otherwise they do what they please,nevermind what we want or how badly it affects us.
    theyre just brain dead of ideas so
    now citizens got to help do their job too?
    good suggestions would be stolen and claimed as their super job..its happened before.
    beware.

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  • advise them on the next journe:

    //Her Photoshopped face is displayed on banners//

    instead of having statues (like cult or personality worship), the white idiots replace it with big banners (sometimes to celebrate the different holidays throughout the year) at prominent locations (road junctions, etc) ?

    and these familiar faces (if exposed to the public long enough) will give the affect to the public on a subconscious level of “”"devil you know (the familiar white idiotic ‘devil’) than the devil you don’t know (the not-so-familiar faces of the oppo)”"” ?

    the white idiots must be having a good team of shrinks to advise them on the next journey of ‘brainwashing’ techniques, etc ?

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