Sun Xu had job interview cancelled as ex-PRC scholar promised to give him a job in China
Posted by temasektimes on March 29, 2012
Embattled NUS PRC scholar Sun Xu reportedly had a job interview cancelled yesterday as news broke out about his ‘punishment’ by NUS for breaching its ‘Code of Conduct’.
A final year student in Mechanical Engineering at NUS, Sun Xu sparked a near nationwide outcry with his now infamous remarks on there ‘being more dogs than humans in Singapore.’
Despite the gravity of his actions, he was let off the hook by NUS with a fine of $3,000, a 3 month community service obligation and termination of his scholarship benefits for his final semester only.
However, the repercussions of his offensive remarks may already be felt now as potential employers continue to shun him after German company Schlumberger reportedly terminated his attachment with it prematurely.
According to a netizen Ahmad Aris, he was told by an interviewer that Sun Xu’s interview was cancelled in the last minute yesterday:
Though Sun Xu may encounter difficulties finding a job in Singapore at least in the near future, he can easily find one back home in China as Singapore graduates fluent in both English and Mandarin are in great demand there.
One ex-NUS PRC scholar Xin Ping has written to us asking for Sun Xu contacts and offering him a position with her company in Shenyang, the capital of Liaoning province in Northeast China.
“If Sun Xu doesn’t mind going to the frigid northeast, I can offer him a job there. We need bilingual managers who can converse in both Putonghua and English which are hard to find in China. His NUS degree will be an asset.”
She added that the punishment meted out on Sun Xu was too ‘harsh’ and Singaporeans are making a ‘mountain out of a molehill.”
“Such comments are commonly posted in China’s QQ and Weibo. You should come and read what the Southerners are saying about the Northerners and the Cantonese are saying about the Sichuanese.”
Given his present predicament, Sun Xu should consider leaving Singapore for good and return to China where there are more ‘humans than dogs’ unlike here.
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