Locals Are Less Likely To Be Let Go Than Foreigners?

I read the front page of STimes today 15 September 2020 that unemployment is rising steadily but MOM notes that locals are less likely to let go than foreigners. How would they know? They surveyed all the employers? They checked the passes they approved or rejected? I have been talking with many PMETs who lost their jobs, I found many locals being retrenched due to the pandemic and so far none are foreigners.

On this very day, I get notification on facebook group for rental, an Indian PMET is looking for condo and willing to pay $5000. This must be one of the many financial PMETs from CECA program that is flooding the industry. With only around 5-6 years of experience, her pay must be quite high to rent a condo. Here again, we do not have financial graduates from NUS and NTU to do the job? Glasgow is ranked 69 in 2019, why NUS ranked 11 and NTU ranked 13 (LINK) cannot do the job?

Glasgow is a decent university, I may agree that we could accept this foreign PMET as foreign talent. But how about those thousand of graduates from other low ranking universities we approved and working in Singapore? Should not Singaporeans be prioritised for jobs during this crisis?

This pandemic has caused surging number of locals to be out of jobs and situation calls for it we should stop importing foreigners and allow more locals to be gainfully employed instead of making them do PHV or Grab Food. I come into contact with many poly and university grads doing Grab Food, this is very sad for Singaporeans.

GE is over, there is nothing much we can do. It looks like the massive import of foreigners is not going to stop and only nice words appearing on papers and social media to try to camouflage the situation.

 

SY Lee

 

 

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20 Responses to “Locals Are Less Likely To Be Let Go Than Foreigners?”

  • Harder Truths:

    It has been a long time coming, but the time for full FT replacement of any job that is worth having is now here.

    $G citizens will most likely have to go overseas to find work now – in these third world countries that the FT came from.

    If that is not funny I don’t know what is.

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  • Send foreigners home:

    Locals are entrenched first because they cost more to the employer because it has to pay the 17% Employer’s CPF contribution.

    This above is also the reasons THOUSANDS of Singaporean PMETs lost their jobs when LHL “opened the doors wide” for foreigners to work in Singapore. He screwed Singaporeans big-time and was paid millions for doing it.

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  • PM LHL is a FAILURE:

    Send foreigners home:
    Locals are entrenched first because they cost more to the employer because it has to pay the 17% Employer’s CPF contribution.

    This above is also the reasons THOUSANDS of Singaporean PMETs lost their jobs when LHL “opened the doors wide” for foreigners to work in Singapore. He screwed Singaporeans big-time and was paid millions for doing it.

    LHL said it was important to get Singapore’s politics right. He should explain why the above is “right politics”.

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  • Boh Kia See:

    Don’t expect the PAP to change even with less support.

    What is get is hot air from the PAP motor mouths–without any data to back up any assertions because none will be available. The WP with 10 members in Parliament and with an Leader will not be able to change anything as they will not be having any more information than they previously had. So the wayang continues.

    Mark my words don’t expect any change of PAP behaviour while they are a Governing party. Also, don’t expect any new and innovative or even a different economic strategy while the PAP is in power.

    Citizens needs to wake up soon to make sure that MPs are asked the difficult questions every time they go “visiting” They should make such visits uncomfortable for their MPs to pointedly highlight the PAP’s failures and the many conflicts of interest.

    Until those points are driven home, to the MPs and their role in supporting such a system–there is not even a glimmer of hope for Singapore.

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  • Sad situation:

    Sad situation.
    We should welcome really talented FT but not those FT that our local can easily replaced.
    Too many of such FT here already.Need to do something drastic if serious to solve our local jobless or underemployment PMETs problem.

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  • Blind Obedience Is Stupidity:

    Singaporeans are being played out by their leaders whom they return to power year after year, election after election, without fail, over the past 55 years.

    Serve you right and proper!

    You don’t bother to think for yourself. Leaving all the important decisions to your leaders, who are merely political opportunists.

    Very few politicians in the whole truely care about their people. They only care about their image, money and power; and their families and political party.

    I am a foreigner enjoying the fruits of your labor here in Singapore.

    Thank you for your generosity that nowhere else in this world can be found.

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  • uselesstankl:

    The nation under PAP ,

    IS GOING TO THE DOGS……

    EXCEPT MINISTERS,

    CROYNIS,

    PUPPETS,

    PARASITES,

    ETC ETC

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  • NotMyProblem:

    From the daily report of Covid-19 infection of work pass holders, one could easily deduce that foreign workers are still coming in.

    Retrenchment was never a problem for foreign workers, not many are affected.

    Continue to believe in PAP at your perils!

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  • liew mun leong must be jailed:

    Here again, we do not have financial graduates from NUS and NTU to do the job? Glasgow is ranked 69 in 2019, why NUS ranked 11 and NTU ranked 13 (LINK) cannot do the job?

    there is a great misconception in pap island.

    1, misconceiving lies from fake news – from kindergarten to pap Us, 61% has been conned into thinking anything pap is good. alas. it is fake news.

    2, if pap Us are truly goo, pap clown and pap Tharman and pap teo chee hian and pap keechiu and pap heng, etc., would not have gone to outside of pap Us.

    3, pap Us appear to be good, for some courses such as medicine and law, only because these are controlled courses. try applying for a practicing certificate NOT holding a medical degree from local U. there are many man made regulations to overcome.

    of course, those holding pap U degrees shall be disturbed to hear the truth. but, let’s ask a simple question. if pap Us are really so good, why is it those with such pap U degrees cannot get hired whereas those NOT from pap Us, namely so called low ranked Us, are hired over and above the pap U ones? WHY?

    because, the truth is, the rankings really don’t mean much in the world of employment. even in pap hierarchy, pap clown is UK, pap Tharman is UK, pap teo chee hian is UK, pap heng is UK, pap kee chiu is UK, pap aljunied reject ong is UK. if ever any pap U ones, got to be in medicine and law since these are controlled courses which restrict practice license issuance favoring pap Us.

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  • xoxo:

    The FT SHOW must go on…
    The wayang will CONtinue.
    All EMPTY PROMISES.
    NO CHANGE TILL CHANGE IN COMPOSITION OF PARLIAMENT; TOO MANY parLEEmen in the House still.

    WP is going to be a *silenced* minority?

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  • to promote the needs:

    //With only around 5-6 years of experience, her pay must be quite high to rent a condo. Here again, we do not have financial graduates from NUS and NTU to do the job? Glasgow is ranked 69 in 2019, why NUS ranked 11 and NTU ranked 13 (LINK) cannot do the job?//

    aiyoh. we can lar ?

    but we are not trained to be hungry (the kind of hungry ‘street-fighting’ spirit) but to be gong gong kuai kuai listen to & to be in awe with the white monkey aristoracks ?? the kind of smart-fighting is reserved for the white monkey idiots and gang so that they can come out all with all the wayang one-party curry function 4 = 5 and selected = elected to perpetuate their own long stay ?

    moreoever, 158th media environment is to here to promote the needs for FTs (white monkey propaganda to achieve 6.9m or 10m open-leg policy???) and have all the plp white monkey IBs (some may be FTs themselves) to pump out plp message, possibly undermining & demeaning the status of daft sinkies lor ??

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  • the definition of locals:

    //Locals Are Less Likely To Be Let Go Than Foreigners//

    aiyoh. what is the definition of locals by the white monkey idiots ? including PRs ? including FTs-converted-sinkies at a rate of about 20k pa ???? white monkey idiots are not here to ‘educate’ daft sinkies ?

    white monkey idiots and their plp monkey gang are here to keep ‘fooling’ daft sinkies with the play of words that people would may understand differently ???

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  • PAP Weird:

    All these weird policies resulted in a lot of weird languages in Spore.

    Malay girls bodoh.

    Two stupid creeps alighted at Coronation Plaza should be unemployed for life.

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  • LKY Biggest Mistake:

    I’m from the Merdeka Generation and from what I have seen and experienced, LKY although had done a good job but made a very big mistake in not allowing the best man to rule Singapore.

    That’s why now we have the current problems of citizens not able to earn a decent living and emphasis is on foreigners.

    Its now up to the younger generation to rectify this problem.

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  • opposition dude:

    The newspaper can print whatever nice sounding headlines it wants since that’s all it’s good for anyway. PAP won’t be reducing the inflow of aliens lah, please do not fool yourself into thinking so. 2011 they also had a GRC lost and a 60% vote share and the number of aliens led in kept increasing. Do remember the last reported population figure of 5.81 million hor.

    And all PAP wants to do is keep repeating the same old shit about not closing our doors to foreigners. We have already let in over a million non Singaporeans and PAP can say the stupidest thing ever. Instead of reducing their numbers and ensuring locals are employed they do the opposite and let in even more to work here.

    Looks like another wakeup call is needed in 4 to 5 years time to send the vote share closer to the 50% mark and kick out double digits of donkeys, monkeys and turkeys.

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  • Harder Truths:

    The 60% think things will be getting back to normal after CoVID.
    They won’t. The layoffs are only just beginning. It is going to be a very long difficult road to a world recovery. $G is screwed for trying to be everything to everybody coming here – employing far too many people for the smallest task. That is changing as we speak.

    Companies WILL get rid of staff they do not need – this is $G citizens for the vast majority of jobs. They WILL find cheaper alternatives.

    Firstly, FT hire their own kind.
    Secondly, $G citizens here FT.
    Thirdly, citizens will always be more expensive, work less, try to do a good job and have a ethical standard. The FT have no such handicaps.

    Like Indians or Africans it is likely $G citizens will see opportunities in nearby countries. The driver of migration is work.

    Unless citizens prefer to try their luck to drive Grab or deliver pizzas until they cannot do it anymore, this is their only real option in the coming years.

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  • stanalone:

    The G is now utilising our SG reserve to support the economy. This is the SG hardearned and hardwon money from years of SGs savings to build this country. Many who had sacrificed their money to be put into the CPF and given 2 years of their life to keep this country secure. This also had given a lot of foreigners free passes to enjoy this country’s prosperity. If this G is unable to secure the citizen with security of good jobs that they had failed the people miserably. Citizen must stand up and watch how they are handling this entire pandemic and secure the good jobs for the people.

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  • Asd:

    I think you can welcome foreign trash but not at the local’s expense same concept as wanting a grand tomb stone for your father then go build your own

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  • Let Go? You Joking?:

    Let go? U must be joking. Let me share with you the trick.
    They keep overloading local with work as compare to these import until you cannot tahan. Then you have to quit on personal accord.
    Keep telling MOM cannot find local.!! What BS.!!
    If MOM has this policy, if local tender, he must be interviewed by MOM. See how these so called MNC can tahan.!! Rubbish MOM policies under Jose Teo is killing EVERYONE!!

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  • KelvinWang:

    Does locals include PRs?

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