That’s not what being Singaporean is, or should be

I think this coronavirus outbreak has shown us something which we perhaps already know in our hearts:

That the cleaner, the sweeper, the security guard, the old man who – every morning – with a piece of cloth wipes the escalator belt, the elderly men and women who keep our public toilets clean, and those like them – that they are truly shamefully paid.

In a time of crisis, their so-called low-skilled job, is critical, to how the rest of us are kept safe.

I’ve said this before, and say it here again: if our PM is paid $200,000 a month, and a part-time MP is paid $1m per term, and our president paid $9m per term, we have ABSOLUTELY no excuse to pay our low-skilled men and women such shameful, shameful, shamefully low salaries.

We even have the gall to put on a song and dance when we raise their pay a mere token of $20 or $50 once every few years.

When all this is over, I hope we will not go back to lip service for these men and women, especially the elderly ones who still continue to work.

I hope we will do right by them.

No, seriously. Don’t praise their work now, and then when all this is over, we go back and have long long tedious debates about whether they should be paid another few dollars.

Please.

That’s not what being Singaporean is, or should be.

 

Andrew Loh

 

 

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11 Responses to “That’s not what being Singaporean is, or should be”

  • countering pap lies:

    pap Cb Grace Foo said she needed to be paid S$m to maintain her STANDARD of living. She didn’t say median wage of S$3,500 pm GROSS. She said S$m.

    pap higher echelon said pap folks all brains so needed to be paid S$m. One seat warmer wife even said S$600k pa is peanuts money for monkeys and seat warmer himself said S$1m pa is mediocre.

    Both pap Cb and pap seat warmer directly or indirectly have set minimum wage for pap Ljs and pap Cbs.

    Yet pap says, continues to lie and say, no minimum wage for sheep who voted them into S$m power. Only they themselves, from pap gravy clan, are entitled to minimum wage.

    We cannot speak for sheep.

    We try our best to vote out pap and get New Government to appoint NEW agc spf cpib bank negara chiefs to indict all these pap S$m thieves.

    pap thieves cannot plead, everything was approved by parleement. After all, these pap folks have a brain. they know, heart of hearts, their paying each other S$m year-in year-out is wrong when ordinary sheep who voted them into S$m power aren’t even making median wage of S$3,500 pm GROSS.

    BTW sheep can improved their lot much faster by all of them, ALL of them, voting OPPO this GE2020.

    Otherwise, they kpkb also no use since they caused their own misery.

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  • Great Asia:

    Singapore is the only country you find citizens with full -time jobs, yet still living near the poverty line.

    Because their wages have been used to pay the PAP fat cats.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • Do more:

    Do more for the lowly paid workers.
    Seriously underpaid.
    Hard for them to survive,especially now.

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  • TruBlu:

    Maybe,you get to see your MPs going around housing estates cleaning the LIFT BUTTONS THAT ARE OREDY *COATED* WITH ANTI-VIRUS DISINFECTANT so that THEY CAN CLAIM THEY ARE WITH THESE LIWLY-PAID SINKINGPIREANS?

    WORKERS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CON$tantly ABU$ED!!!
    I was abu$ed too even when i was working as a PME?

    THE TOP ECHELON THINKS THEY ARE THE ONLY ONE$ WHO DESERVE *ALL THE CREDIT N RECOGNITION$$$*?

    And,WHEN TIMES ARE BAD,*ITS THE CLASSIC* LINE: YOU,miserable workers cause it by your LOW PRODUCTIVITY even after the WORKERS sweat blood n work till they drop dead?!

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  • No eyes see:

    It’s behooves the human mind how these miws Harimau, pinky and his pack of doggies accumulating millions can sleep well at night knowing ordinary uncles and aunties sloughing their hearts out for a paltry sum.

    Where’s the milk of human kindness?

    Really deplorable

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  • Tremendous:

    I remembered a village chief saying they got a formula to pay chiefs. Let’s ask if they have the best team in the world. If yes, how come the covid 19 results lack behind other countries ? If no, how come the salaries are highest in the world ? Any other response besides yes and no is BS.

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  • Agree:

    AGREE! AGREE! AGREE!
    Th people who do the most manual, dirty, tiring and dangerous jobs need to work maybe TWO OR MORE life-times to earn what LHL earns in ONE month. Giving these people such indecent salary really put enormous shame to those who made those decisions.
    In times of pandemic, the higher earners are asked to work at home so that they are safe and get paid. What about are roadsweepers, our cleaners, our nurses, our hawkers, our security guards, our policemen, our delivery workers, our taxi drivers, etc. etc. They have to continue to toil outside to earn their pay. Shouldn’t they be paid more, much much more at these difficult times instead of pittance subsidies.
    WHAT WE NEED IN OUR GOVERNMENT ARE PEOPLE WHO NOT ONLY HAVE BRAINS BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE A HEART.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    If young and HEALTHY Banglas & Indians can do it for faster,cheaper & better why complain…

    The System Mentality put in place like the System put in place for the VIRUS

    Economy & General Elections are more important than you silly sheeple

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  • Not for Pappy Cronies:

    Heal the World, start with your selfish selves …. your overpaid egos.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JfsG-i587lU

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  • our fws need help too:

    take care also of the poorly paid fws cleaninh out our hdb garbage 2 to 3x a day.
    they not wearing masks or gloves all this while.
    plse help them. NEA plse see to it..their health matters to their colleagues and their families back home, even tho in sg our gov treats them so cheaply. easy come easy go.
    also another group doing road works.ive witnessed on few occasdions an distubing sight.
    these young fws doing roads repair etc..they had no masks or protective gloves on while working on placing hot fuming tar on the road..
    i myself could hardly breathe while walking nearby.
    i was so sad watching them thinking how their health is affected.
    please whichever ministry see that their bosses provided them necessary work apparel..

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  • will grab the chance:

    //That the cleaner, the sweeper, the security guard, the old man who – every morning – with a piece of cloth wipes the escalator belt, the elderly men and women who keep our public toilets clean, and those like them – that they are truly shamefully paid.//

    aiyoh. what ? where got shamefully paid ? those higher paid / comfortably paid white doggy boys would help the equally highly paid alpha white idiots (these white idiots are never mediocre at all) to say , cannot have min wage or higher wage for them lar, or else high cost and who would want to pay ???

    if they do not want to work with such pay, many from the 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy will grab the chance lar ???

    luckily, the white idiots do not open their open-leg policy to some poorer african countries from which the people there may well just work for three square meals + shelter only ????

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