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Postby intellectualsmuse » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 12:46 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I would tend to agree. Especially on the quantum of posts!

[begin rant]

Seriously though, quite often, the only way to actually get the message into their thick skulls is to literally hit 'em in the head with a baseball or cricket bat! Otherwise, they keep coming back with the same identical question phrased differently, and on and on and on. :o

Therefore, rather than take the mickey out on this poster I let someone else do it. But when you have a whole week of answering questions by those who are out to possibly defraud the system as it is meant to be used, we tend to get fed up after a while. Especially, when they come on here trying to find out ways to fill out or submit or otherwise creatively (not truthfully) try to make themselves "suitable" to gain entry to this little red dot. This gets worse, if you happen to be a long standing member of certain fraternities here (like PR) and have, thanks to people who take up limited numbers of PR, for instance, with absolutely NO intention of being a "Permanent" resident at all, but are just looking at ways to abuse Singapore's hospitality. This has resulted in PR's getting heaps of their subsidies cut and more curtailment is on the cards. People like myself, saint and a number of others who actually want PR for what it represents, tend to get agro when having to deal with that kind of "talent". This week has been particularly bad for those types, so our patience is wearing thin. I love helping people, but I draw the line at helping them cheat or abuse our hosts. This forum, notwithstanding, is only the tip of the iceberg. I also have 18 years of HR Management and Headhunting experience in this country and have interview hundreds and read thousands of CVs that are often so full of crap it boggles the mind.

Yeah, you can say it. I know I'm old-fashioned, but I have principles, and helping those who are deliberately hurting others by taking something 'for convenience sake' only and not because they really want to "stay" here does not compute and tends to short-circuit my fuses.

[/rant]

And furthermore.......if I change too much, then I'll no longer be the cantankerous 135 year old curmudgeon here. It took me 130 years to cultivate that! :mrgreen:


You ever considered outsourcing writing of your rants? If so would like to present myself for the job- trust me I've read every single one since I signed up and I believe I could impersonate very well and improvise even. :P

Am PMing you my spellchecked grammar checked CV and yes its in French. :twisted:
For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 9:31 am

intellectualsmuse wrote:Sometimes ppl ask questions that would seem repetitive but I think one of the reasons they come to this forum is to seek reassurance and to voice their doubts. Some of them are contemplating life changes and are anxious. While a reality check is important, maybe we could do it a nicer way? Think abt it. (And I know u've probably seen 10s of thousands of posts, so I understand).

Your points are valid but still I think SMS shows pretty good balance between being more nice and less nice taking into account all the usual factors. Sorry to say and putting it very undiplomatic way but many ppl with different problems or "problems" posting on this board simply do not deserve any response and this is what majority of the regulars actually does - ignores them. People who are truly lost and in need are rare. These are the ppl who not bother to do anything to solve their problems that are common and they do this not because they are less fortunate. Intellectual laziness and effortless reliance. And this includes often the language. I am not a native speaker and I speak very artificial kind of English but if I feel I need to bother somebody in such place asking for help with my problems the least I can do is check my spelling. I am not talking here about some typos (like in the message of OP) but posts where you can see hardly any words spelled correctly. For me this is a sign of disrespect so I am not surprised some regulars so willingly want to have a ride on this kind of horse.

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Postby missis » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 9:53 am

Hmmm, but some of the errors in OP's post are not just typos or spelling but grammatical....I wouldn't be impressed if a would-be employee couldn't use, for example as in OP, the past tense of do or get.

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Postby x9200 » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:03 am

Well, yes, perhaps I was here wrong :)

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Postby therat » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 5:03 pm

beppi wrote:Somehow, many Chinese still have this idea that Singapore is Chinese. I guess that's due to nationalist brainwashing in their education system.


They was told or given wrong impression. They knew majority of population in Singapore are Chinese which is correct.
But they forget to read up more

Singapore National language is Malay, official Language is English.

How many non-malay Singaporean know how to speak Malay?

I don't even understand my own National Anthem.
I just remember by hard.

During my primary schooling time, if I was caught speaking Chinese during non-Chinese lesson or in the school area. I will be punish by the teacher.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 5:19 pm

therat wrote:
How many non-malay Singaporean know how to speak Malay?


I'd almost bet around 75% of the population that is over 50 years old can.

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Postby banker » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 7:43 pm

Great Job!!!! Useful advice without strong words.

The Careers and Jobs thread is different from other threads in this forum. People could come to this thread as a last resort. They might desperate to find a job due to their deep personal, family or financial problems.

I understand either Singapore or we, people at this forum, don't owe a living to anyone. But we also don't want to make it worse with our words.

Although this thread is comparable with Career Counseling, it's not expected that each one of us a qualified Career Counselor. But being emphatic is highly appreciated when answering in this thread.

I have no problem if the moderators continue their style in other threads but not in this thread.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 27 Mar 2010 9:59 pm

banker wrote:The Careers and Jobs thread is different from other threads in this forum. People could come to this thread as a last resort. They might desperate to find a job due to their deep personal, family or financial problems.

I have no problem if the moderators continue their style in other threads but not in this thread.


Boy are you mistaken. You really need to read more of the entire threads. Most haven't even been to the MOM website. So how in the devil can you say they come here as a last resort? Most are like everybody else in the world, just looking for an advantage. Everybody has personal, family or financial problems or a combination of all of them. Most come here as a first option, hoping that we will do all the work for them so that they don't have to. And I'll continue my normal style, thank you very much. I'd like to say you are like a thorn in my finger, but actually you are more like a periodic itch or being bald. I know it's there or not there, but I really don't care. :wink:


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