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complain on SMRT for being unfair to workers!

Postby cutezhu » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 2:49 pm

My father had worked in SMRT for more than 7 years.He work as a bus driver.
Recently,he jus quitted his job and by rule,he has to give advance 1 month notice.He quitted before new year so he has to work till end of FEB.

Every company's has a same tradition, giving of red packet to their workers for hope of a good start of the year for their job.SMRT even gave mandrain orange too for good luck.

Most of the years in this line, my father has to work on the first 3days of Chinese New Year.Every year, my father gets the red packet so no complain.

This year, he gets to work on the first 3days of Chineses New Year too. But, he did not get either the Red Packet nor the mandrain orange while the other workers gets both the Red packet and the mandrain orange.

My father still work all 3days without complain! Is this even fair to him? Is it because he quitted so SMRT don't want to give him both the Red Packet and Mandrain orange at all?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 2:57 pm

Why are you complaining here? Why don't you complain to SMRT. What do you think we can do?

He quit his job, why should they be obliged to give him a red packet? They have to go out and hire somebody new to replace him and spend a bundle on training the new guy. That costs the company additional money - money that wouldn't have had to be spent if your father had stayed on the job. So you could say that your father is paying for the training for his replacement. :-|

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Postby observer » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 10:27 am

Seeing as last year was the worst economic year in your generation, maybe SMRT decide to do some cutbacks, which is well within its rights as a business. Furthermore, a hongbao is not a right but a privilege, right? If you have to complain about not receiving a hongbao, perhaps your head is not in the right place. But your dad's head is though, for being mature and professional enough to do his job on the 3 days of chinese new year despite not receiving a hongbao. I take buses occasionally and I do admire the drivers who serve the public even during festivities such as this.

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Postby scarbowl » Sat, 20 Feb 2010 12:46 pm

Your father can take care of himself. It isn't your business.

Beyond that, this is an EXPATRIATE forum - not a local one. And there's nothing we can do about your complaint nor will it inhibit me in any way from using their services.

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Postby madura » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 1:45 pm

scarbowl wrote:Beyond that, this is an EXPATRIATE forum - not a local one. And there's nothing we can do about your complaint nor will it inhibit me in any way from using their services.


What makes you so quick to assume he is local?
cutezhu could be a Malaysian expatriate, or even maybe a PRC expatriate.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 17 Mar 2010 1:53 pm

A very high percentage of the Bus Captains here are foreign. I'd bet close to 50% are as it is a service industry and that means they have a 50% dependency ratio. Foreigners are a lot more dependable on the job and don't tend to walk off without giving notice and other local bad habits.


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