40 plus year old PMET still stuck without a job after listening to govt to ‘upgrade’ himself repeatedly
Posted by temasektimes on May 29, 2012
More than 20 years ago, I graduated with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. I worked for 7 years and the industry was getting stagnant.
Then the government told us IT is the way to go. I took Diploma in IT and work in the IT sector. The government next said we must upgrade to remain employed, so I took a degree in IT from Australia and got a raise rise.
Then I become expensive when I turned 40 when the foreigners started to throng in cheap and I became redundant.
Then the government told us to switch line and learn new skills and so I took diploma in nutrition and health, a supposedly booming industry.
And you know what? Nobody gives a damn with my newly found skills because I’m above 40 and I have no experience. So what now? Rob a bank? Or drive a taxi?
*The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook.