With reference to foreign worker, MNC, SME, small businesses, hawker are all seeking help for more worker. I believe all this is to expand their business and increase their bottom lines.
My take is we should all learn to live within our means and constrain. Take the examples of bosses having to roll their sleeves to help in the operation. I thought it was good to see that, rather than getting foreign help. Others lamented unable to expand because not enough worker, my answer is then do not expand. Another is we need help to build more houses and infrastructures. There is too much reliance on outside help, so much so that if all the outside help were to disappear for some reasons. We will be in dire strait because who will collect our rubbishes, repair our roads, clear the sewers, trim the trees, cut the grasses, etc, etc.
I believe we are chasing economic progress, expanding business, improving the bottom lines with long term repercussions. To get more local worker, we should pay more to worker instead of more profits for the bosses or shareholders and improve productivity. Pay more to the lower salary worker instead of higher paid employee. A 20% cut for an executive pay of $10,000 still give him $8,000 which is still relatively comfortable. The same 20% when spread to 10 workers with $1,000 pay will see their pay increase to $1,200. This may not be much but it will definitely help. The well off have to adopt a citizen social responsibility mindset. Not enough houses, stay with parents, more to a room instead of one person to a room.
By all mean, allows immigrants as most of our fore father were migrant too as long they are social and economically responsible . We have to rethink the way we are living. We have to be self reliant, make full use of our own resources which is our people, young,old, all genders and accept the constrain our little red dot is facing.
- Richard Tay