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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:50 pm

Move into a condo without guards... there are some around. That was one of the pluses for where we bought. I'm on the MC and we've had to resist numerous calls for "24 hour security" when really what they want is a 24 hour gofer.

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Postby uscate » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:57 pm

Unfortunately, since our development came under new management there's been constant turnover in security staff (for the past year). My SO travels extensively and typically arrives home or departs between 24:00 and 03:30. He likens the taxi drop-off area at that time to Geylang, with the local talent escorting their "dates" back to their respective condos. Security is non-existent (or snoozing) at that time, so I tend to doubt that they really know what's going on. We pay a premium for living where we do, so I just figured that with current labor shortages this kind of behavior from security had become pretty much par for the course throughout the island….

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Postby PPSIA » Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:15 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It is customary to give token ang bao to those who take care of you all year, yes. It doesn't have to be much but it's the thought. When my wife was working in the Golf Courses (both Seletar and SICC) every years she would receive 50 or more "red packets" which often would total to $1G or more. She was the one who did the booking for the golfing flights and was also their announcer at competitions, and so forth. The member appreciated her little courtesies throughout the year so it's their way of thanking her.

Interesting! So you mean the ang bao would be only with one dollar inside?

I would just feel very silly to give this to the guards and I feel it would not be enough but on the other hand and sorry if this sounds like I am a cheapskate, I really cannot think of giving more than 10 bucks either

As some have metnioend also above, I don't know whether I could say that the security guards at my condo "take care of you all year"

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 23 Jan 2014 2:53 pm

$2 is fine. Often it's even better to give them two lotto tickets for the CNY TOTO draw. Might not get anything at all, but might end up with more moola than you. :D

If every unit in the building gave them $2, it could add up to a couple of hundred and for the salaries that they get, it's a pretty good windfall. But I leave it up to the individual. I know what I and most of the people I have known on a personal level usually do this. If they don't seem all that enthused over their jobs, I'd have to say that $800/month wouldn't enthuse me much either. :-(

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Postby sarasari » Tue, 28 Jan 2014 4:52 pm

Fair point and Thanks for the advice. I think I will do the lottery thing!

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