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The amt of silly is too damn high!

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What’s going to be so funny is the fact that 10 years down the road, this vivian is going to look at this article and go, “lol wtf was i thinking back then?”

Srsly, grades? they are nothing. out of the numerous interviews that I’ve been to, ZERO has ever looked at my transcript.

If you want to get that job, let me tell you the three most impt things you have to look at:

  1.  Interview skills; knowing how to tackle the SOP interview questions (which can be so easily googled) and the amt of confidence you exude.
  2. Your experience (related to 3)
  3. YOUR ASKING PRICE.

Explanation
1) Even if you have straight As, when you go into a interview and talk(murmur?) like a zombie, you think people will think you can? cb simple thing like expressing yourself also cmi, how you expect me to give u a people’s job? (Comfortable jobs with good prospects are usually jobs where you interact with ppl. FACT.) However, I have seen MANY cases of salesman being bosses of their own. So doing a back end job will only get you so far.

2) Experience – that’s why i say certs don’t matter. Cert involves subjects. Subjects you most probably won’t even touch at your workplace.

How’s history doing for you dude? Social studies? lol eh how about geography?? HELPING YOU ALOT IN YOUR WORK I’M SURE.

(An exception will be mathematics, contrary to popular opinions, math is a good judge of how good your brain can function. It is true you will most probably not use algebra or differentiation on your day to day life. But deep down, it will affect. srsly. only people with strong logical and observation skills can counter the effects of being mathematics illiterate)

If I hire someone, I would want he/she to KNOW what he/she is supposed to be doing. To cope well(or even do better than) with little disruption.

Also, books don’t teach you about office politics, angkat bola, and taichi. Experience does.

3) regardless of how freaking good you are. Nobody is going to hire you if your asking is 2.5 times higher than kutusamy marie san jose xiao li (who most probably can take more responsibility than you too! You pampered, complacent little Singaporean!)

you know, I really do discourage people from using the cheating way. Everyone should start from the bottom and learn the basics first. That way you are more ‘zai’ in the long term. But of course that’s just wishful thinking.

if you want me to say, the problem with our current workforce is just we have so many greenhorns holding onto high paying jobs. If they shit themselves still ok, but most of the time it’s because of these moron’s incompetence (due to lack of experience) that caused all the shit to rain down on those below.

In the end it creates a very unhealthy and stress producing singaporean workforce.

Cause and effect people. Don’t think just because you earn big bucks means the world is frozen solid.

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Posted by on September 27, 2013 in No bullshit!, Thoughts

 

Shittalking angmoh! lol

Experience of an angmoh boss in sg

[Guest Post: i dun unerstan u lah!: An exposé of Singapore and Singaporean retardation]

Contrary to the topic’s title, before you guys start raising your pitchforks[i believe this will just fall on deaf ears though], I will say what I always like to say,

stop and think, think about why people are saying such stuff about us.

If you think he is wrong, DEFEND your country with a clear and concise counter, and not use stupid zabalang english to ask this ‘parasite’ to ‘fug off from here’, since that only enforces his idea that we are retards.

If you think his points are true, then IMPROVE. Because sometimes you really need someone outside of your house to actually see what kinda shithole you are really living in/on.

Cause srsly I do find most of his points to be valid. esp the govt spoiling us[we are all sheeps], overemphasis on unnecessary luxuries[must own car la but complain too expensive la, must buy minimum 4 room flat but also complain too expensive la], interview encounters, usage of appropriate English at appropriate times, drafting of emails incidences,[Yes I admit my engrand oso no the perfect, but damn me to hell if you ever see me typing singlish in my work emails!], crazy demands about jobs [ must got air con la, must got com with internet la, sat sun cannot work la, must be standard 9-5 la, cannot OT la, salary must be 5k even though I no work experiences but have a uni cert la]

(All the above are based on my own observations and i do admit some I am guilty of exhibiting too.)

However I think he is a bit too personal and there’s too little objectivity in the article. But then again it is a blog and people are entitled to their own opinions.

Bottom-line is, I feel there is no need to be angry at what people think about you, since you can never satisfy 100% of the world. And esp when the topic here is about doing business, where everything is cutthroat and stomachs and livelihoods are at stake.

If you think you are good, you are good – there are no problems.

And if you are not, figure out why and improve and be competitive. cause srsly, whining ain’t going make Mr John Smith the rich and powerful CEO hire you over Mr MaLing who costs 3 times less than you yet can work 6 times better.

It simply defies logic for Mr John.

Of course, if you are going to bring ‘things you cannot control'[read: govt issues] into the picture, then all I can say is,

2016 man.

Make the right choice.

PS: Read the comments too, they are pretty interesting.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Happenings, Random-ness, Thoughts

 
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Several foreign firms prepare to leave S’pore

Sometimes i wonder, if one day, all the FTs are gone, how many of those who kpkb about them in the first place will take over the large gap they left behind?

you sure you will forsake your comfortable, office job with air con and internet access for a job that ask you to stand in the hot sun doing menial tasks?

Face it, it’s inevitable. It’s best to be rational about this. Blame it on the fact that Singapore has no rare resources except for its people. The only thing you can do is treat it as challenge and improve yourself. Not whine to the govt to do everything for you.

Either that or you start having more babies.

The only thing I don’t agree with is the ‘efficiency’ of our govt. They are bringing them in too fast, and too furious. Heck they shouldn’t even announce such unnecessary news like the ‘white paper’. you think locals will clap and say, “wah PAP damn good siol! care about our economy which will benefit our nation as a whole in the long run!”

No. we are all selfish, and you dumbwits, by announcing stuff like these, only serve to cause panic and increase unhappiness amongst us!

Of course, it’s very obvious your announcement isn’t planned for locals in the first place. It’s more for ‘putting out the fire’ after introducing tighter labour measures, ie. by saying you will bring in more cheap labour, you are telling interested investors looking to set up their base in the region:

“hey look! not to worry, it might be tough now but I assure you cheap labour is here to stay in the long run!”

I’ll even go so far as to say that this report here is a fear mongering tactic to make Anti FT ppl shut up. It’s like “See! Whine la! whine somemore economy collapse ask you go wash toilet bowl then you know!”

Of course, All these are just my opinion. Feel free to hate, love or fug whatever the hell you want.

I just hope you at least do your research first and not be so Anti-FTs just because 100 of your friends on FB are also Anti-FTs. 🙂

And fyi, disliking a Ah Tiong because of his or her inability to assimilate is very different from disliking them because they are job stealers.

I belong to the former; i have no qualms with them working here, but I hate some of them because they talk too bloody loud on the bus.

End.

 
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Posted by on February 5, 2013 in Hear ye, Thoughts

 

Be Rational

I’m going to say certain things that might piss ppl off, but I speak it only because it is a fact.

A fact that must be highlighted in this day and age where ppl are absolutely going crazy when it comes to foreigners. You know, I myself don’t really like certain types of ah tiongs, but at least I understand why there is a need for them and others.

And I believe most people don’t like foreigners only because humans fear what is unknown to them. I believe that through proper education, and making an effort to know them, things would change for the better. But sad to say, in this fast paced environment everyone judges things in a shallow way and there’s nothing you can do about it.

If you look ugly, you will be shunned. period.

Long gone are the days where you are so freaking free you can write about books that details human behavior and philosophy and other wondrous stuff only your ancestors had the chance to experience.

On the bright side though, our average life expectancy ain’t 33. lol. Anyway I digress.

Singapore is a small country with a small population. It doesn’t help when every tom dick and harry has a degree on their hands. Not to mentioned Us Chinese, who form the bulk of the population, are a bunch of prideful dicks that compares salaries and bonuses during chinese new year.

Tell your aunt you work as a mcd employee, and prepare to see her face twist and turn like she’s having a hard time crapping. (I’m surprised you even have the balls to go visiting)

So, when you have all these combined together, what do you get?

As people move higher up the job chain. Lower posts are being abandoned, logic. So who’s going to fill them? you gona ask your dad to go be construction worker? you gona go ask your mom to be toilet cleaner? you gona ask your grandfather to go wash plates? because I sure as hell can CONFIRM YOU WON’T BE THE ONE DOING IT WITH YOUR B.A. IN IHAVEMONEYSOIBUYMYDEGREE!

And there is no way the trend of ppl getting certs are stopping. Asians, are BORN to go the extra mile because of pride and ‘face’.

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So yeah, I understand why there is a need for an increase in the population.

Of course, with that said, I am not saying that the concerns of the citizens are unwarranted. It’s very reasonable to say that you fear your job will be snatched up faster than you can shout AH TIONG! and whatnots. So Imho, without any proper research nor know any shit about politics and human economics, I suggests some ideas and steps which i think is sound for the govt to consider,

  1. Don’t be too efficient. You guys are reallyyyyy scaring the shit outta everyone with your 6.freaking9 million forecast. Take it slow man. Let them trickle in. and if possible. don’t announce these kinda things if there’s really no need to la. Ppl are much more happy knowing less.
  2. If you want them to come, at least give them a proper education about assimilating with us. WE ALL KNOW YOU GUYS ARE JUST WAYANG PAPAYA AND PR-ING when you say they must pass basic english and blablablah. The fact is for everyone to see whn you try to ask an ah tiong receptionist where is the toilet and she points you to the lift.
  3. Slightly more competitive pay for them also. They are too cheap atm. RULE OF MONEY NO. 1: PAY LESS EARN MORE. that’s how you get rich, period. anyway the world is going that way also with china producing everything from your kitchen sink to your chihuahua. It is a trend to rather just buy a cheap product and throw away after a few years and replace it with another cheap one, than to buy a expensive one that MAY lasts a few more years, fact. Just look at SONY and Samsung. So what makes you think just because I’m a singaporean boss, I will chose a singaporean worker that most probably will expect me to pay him/her 2x more than that ah tiong digging his nose by the corner? What can guarantee that that sg guy or girl i hired can work MUCH better than that tiong? Nothing. So yeah. Cheap = best.

Again like I said, I also don’t like changes and I also fear the unknown. but srsly la, please be rational and understand that Singapore, without rare resources, need to do this in order for you to drive your BM on the road and have air con at home.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, if you have really done your own research and you are goddamn confident that we don nid foreigners to survive, then cool. go ahead and raise your pitchforks.

Just don’t be all hateful and xenophobic simply because a few hundred people on facebook are xenophobic and hateful too.

Don’t fear competition. Use it as a stepping stone to improve yourself! srsly, I swear as ppl progress further, they get lazier. meh.

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2013 in Hear ye, No bullshit!, Thoughts

 

I realised..

You know, sometimes I see people’s phone ah, I will get extremely annoyed when I see apps arranged like this on each page:

zabalang home screen

I mean, seriously? This is OK with you? Not annoying at all?

There is no order and uniformity! You’re not maximizing the space given to you! NOT EFFICIENT AT ALL!!!

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*arhem*

I mean really, is it so hard to arrange the apps nicely? sheesh.

Anyway, I love Subway and I’ve been diligently trying to kill my ulcer and be careful what I eat just for today!

Subway

Bedok Point has one, so went up there and as expected effing many people.

Subway queue

Once in a blue moon only you will see subway so many people.

This is just one quarter of the queue, it makes a U turn and snakes inside. at least 30+ people infront of me. Waited for 1hr 15mins before I got my 6 inches’.

Got Veggie Patty and Chicken Bacon Ranch. Ask them don’t put jalapenos still go and put, nabei.

And I don’t understand why VP is under their Premium menu, totally no taste! lol.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2011 in Happenings, Thoughts

 

Technology.

When someone likes something because it is a few mm thinner than it’s predecessor, you know(or maybe not, judging from the trend lately) something is REALLY VERY WRONG with how technology is progressing. srsly, where are the days of being TRULY competitive and coming out with something that CONTRIBUTES SIGNIFICANTLY to the IMPROVEMENT of a product?

nabei next time i make a toy with 3 wheels, then i add 1 more wheel i call it version 2 make u all pay the same price again to buy.

Srsly, we are on top of the foodchain? How the fuck did that happened?

In other news, found natalie kills to be gorgeously stunning in LMFAO’s Champagne Shower. So decided to check her out. Wow, her songs are pretty decent, but should cut down the emoness I feel.

Love her single ‘Wonderland’ the most! just cannot stop listening to it!

And seriously it eludes me how people can compare her with Lady Gaga?? Oh well.

Album out now! 7/10 I’d give it. Give it a shot. 🙂

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2011 in Happenings, Thoughts

 

CBF ecomony? or CBF workers?

I am new to politics, and as the saying goes, a young mind(in the politics aspect, in this case) is an easily shaped mind.

As most of you would know, ECGRC introduced two new candidates after Prof S jayakumar and Abdullah Tarmugi stepped down, namely Lim Swee Say and Raymond Lim.

So ytd, i was watching the pap rally at home and Lim Swee Say was talking about how people mistook his CBF economy to mean CBF workers. And yes, it is true that before all this, what i’ve gathered on lim swee say was that he was generally referred to as the union chief who told workers to be Cheaper Better and Faster,  n I readily believed it n had  a negative impression of him without doing any research on my own.

But after making an effort to do some research and discussing it with some friends that were involved in the political scene, I found out that even though you can link saying ‘CBF economy’ to mean ‘CBF workers’, it is really very open to interpretation and it is VERY different from directly saying ‘I want Cheaper Better and Faster workers for Singapore.’ (and yes, in case you were wondering, he said cheaper better faster economy, not workers. Link [here])

Let me just say that I’m not defending LSS, since I agree his role as union chief is really conflicting with his role as an MP and he should really start learning wtf it means to be a union chief  but what I believe is that words and hearsay can be very disastrous sometimes if misinterpreted. I appeal to the people to do some research and find out more on your own before deciding to light up your torches and bring out your pitchforks.

Hopefully everybody can make an informed choice, look at both sides of the coin and not just base your decision which can potentially affect the future of You, your family and the whole of SG on just some fb posts and twitter feeds.

and FYI, I’m still deciding.

 
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Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Hear ye, Thoughts