Singaporean employer: Why I prefer to hire foreigners over Singaporeans
Posted by temasektimes on August 29, 2012
I’ve hired many Singaporeans, and also Filipinos and other nationalities for office environment work (they are all on E Pass so they are fairly educated and skilled people). And honestly, those Singaporeans I hired are the worst lot. I would say give me a Filipino, Thai or any other nationality first and Singaporeans the last.
The foreigners I hired are very committed, hard working, and most importantly they get the job done with least complains.
Singaporeans are just way over-rated. Not worth the money, and certainly not worth the time to scold them. I don’t even bother anymore.
For the same SGD 3000 (these foreigners are on E Pass), I get people who are hungry, and importantly they come with already a few years of relevant working experience. Singaporeans? SGD 3000 at most give you some fresh graduates who don’t know what they are doing, and will leave you after a few months. To employers, I say just go and hire a bunch of E Pass holders, trust me, you will get better ROI.
And frankly, I am getting disillusioned with this country. I don’t even bother to offer “feedbacks” anymore. No point, and you all also don’t waste time.
Don’t have to give up Singapore citizenship as this place is still good to take for a ride. Just go overseas for few years to develop your career and / or business, there’s so much opportunities out there. And no point complaining and complaining, it is not going to change things.
2016 ? 2021 elections? pls lah, don’t waste time. Just go do your own things.
*The above was first posted as a comment on The Temasek Times.