The Problem With Ranting Online The Problem With Ranting Online
7th month trivia: Know your local ghouls! 7th month trivia: Know your local ghouls!
7 types of employees you will meet at work 7 types of employees you will meet at work
How much does it cost to hire a staff? How much does it cost to hire a staff?

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The Problem With Ranting Online
Singapore Today

The Problem With Ranting Online

This poor guy who lost it on an ambulance driver hasn’t learnt anything from history yet. When will we ever learn: your social media account is not private. Our friends Anton Casey, Aaron Jeremiejczy and Amy Cheong will swear to you it is not a good idea to say what you want on the internet. Having done it herself, our writer Sabina Fernandez isn’t so sure it’s a good idea.   Someone driving recklessly? Video them in action and display their license plate on YouTube for all to see. Innocent […]

7th month trivia: Know your local ghouls!
Chatter

7th month trivia: Know your local ghouls!

Dracula? Frankenstein? Poltergeists? Bah – all foreign talents. This 7th month, we ‘d like to celebrate the freaky, the creepy and bloody: the hair raising things that make up South East Asian (and Singaporean) ghost-lore. Plus remember to bookmark this page for dress-up ideas for Halloween next month!   1. The Pocong A pocong is said to be the soul of a dead person trapped in its shroud. In Muslim burials, a shroud is used to wrap the body of a dead person. The body with the white fabric is then […]

7 types of employees you will meet at work
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7 types of employees you will meet at work

1. Worker Bee   This type employee is the grunt of the company. They will do the same thing, 10 thousand times a day, as many days of the week as you allow, for as many years as you allow them to work. They will make honey out of pollen and suckle your tits if you convince them to do so   2. Head Worker Bee   This type of employee, is similar to the one described above, except that they have “seniority” simply by the number of years that […]

How much does it cost to hire a staff?
Observations

How much does it cost to hire a staff?

  “Staff are easy to hire…and when business is bad, just fire them!”, said an ex-friend of mine when he was talking about starting a business. This is the irresponsible attitudes that we must eradicate if Singapore was to evolve positively in worker’s rights. We need to respect the skills, the person and networks of family a staff brings abroad when he/she is hired. When inexperienced SME bosses hire staff, many think that they just have to factor in the monthly salary and CPF contributions. So they think, “Hmmm…. $1200 […]

Stop discriminating non-degree holders
Advocacy

Stop discriminating non-degree holders

“ITE and polytechnic graduates will get a big boost to help them match their skills to the right jobs and move up” says DPM Tharman. Although generally a good thing that there is top-down direction to level the ground of both graduates and other qualifications, there is still much in that quote that frightens me. What about qualifications not from an ITE or polytechnic? What do you mean by “match skills to jobs and move up”? In short, what we really want to know is… is there opportunity to see […]

your letters
Your Letters

The tip of the toll increase iceberg

The article below has been contributed by Khor Wee Siong   We recently increased our charges for Malaysian lorries entering Singapore from $10 to $40. The common belief is this would help control our road congestion. I would like to suggest that this is a counter-productive way to do so. If we want to reduce the number of vehicles coming in we can change rules and restrict their access. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. The toll increases give rise to a murkier picture. Why did we […]

Common Singaporean complaints at the PM’s rally
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Common Singaporean complaints at the PM’s rally

  Eh I don’t care what the PM say about what inclusive place lah, share of the country lah and i oso don’t care about build this project here, that building there. I tell you lah, Singaporean got other things to worry about. Actuary, Singaporeans got sibeh many things to comprain about and yesterday the PM tok about a few of the things, lai we explore:   Compraint #1: “Why your Civil Servants cover backside and tai chi?!” So PM tok about this fish ball stick drop on a road […]

Please Mister Postman!
Singapore Today

Please Mister Postman!

Submitted by new writer   Wait, oh yes, wait, Mister Postman! Wait, wait, Mister Postman….! I started humming this old song in my head as I spotted the elderly postman when I was walking home today. Oh wait, why was he turning to look in my direction with a quizzical look on his face?  Shucks, did I just sing those lyrics out loud??? “Hello, Encik!” I greeted him quickly as I tried not to collapse from embarrassment. Oh dear, soooo… malu! Mister Postman seemed to be even more shy than […]

Singapore Today

Our Fave Robin Williams Movie Moments

Mrs Doubtfire, The Birthday Dinner No one did voices like RW, and this one, an elderly English nanny, was one of the best. We love this scene because it shows his two characters colliding.   Aladdin, A Friend Like Me As the crazy genie, he practically made the movie. There are too many good songs but this one showcases his innumerable accents and voices. What Dreams May Come, Sometimes When You Win, You Lose My all-time favourite film of his. In this scene, he goes to save his wife who […]

Entrepreneurs in Singapore — Theresa Mak (Aspiring Scriptwriter)
Singapore Today

Entrepreneurs in Singapore — Theresa Mak (Aspiring Scriptwriter)

Here comes another snippet of “Entrepreneurs in Singapore”! As you all know, this series is aimed at introducing the different and less spoken of entrepreneurs in Singapore, and to share their struggles and stories in making it in Singapore. We’re in for a special one today, though! One of our readers contacted us after reading our dummies guide for creative individuals in Singapore and we had a rather invigorating blind chat with her. She’s still a student but we felt that some of her opinions were rather interesting and worth […]