Singaporeans outnumbered by Filipinos by 7 to 1 in job interview
Posted by temasektimes on June 10, 2012
Yesterday I went for a job interview. Out of 40 interviewee, about 35 are Pinoys. After they filtered off to 5, only 1 Singaporean (me!) shorlisted, the rest four are Pinoys. Got to wait for second round of interview.
I really felt like I was in the Philippines yesterday when everyone talked in Tagalog. And when they realised that I am a Malay, they claimed that Malays look like Filipinos and they thought I am a Malaysian.
They asked why are Malaysians preferred over other foreigners. I simply said thats because Malaysians have been us since independence and can speak our languages. And I am shocked to know that even up till yesterday the government is still issuing out S-passes to a newly graduated Pinoys to look for jobs here. Some are PRs yesterdays.
* The above was first posted as a comment on Facebook