t Double Yellow's Musings: Treating Foreign Workers
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Treating Foreign Workers

You cannot be more wrong if you think that foreign workers in Singapore work round the clock (save for their time-off on Sun evenings). At least once a year, we pay tribute to them as part of May Day celebrations. And this year was no exception. We took around 14000 workers to the ……………[drumroll]…….ZOO !! That’s right….for all the hard work they put in at the construction sites, we take them to see animal shows, live bands and acrobatic stunts. This is really a Uniquely Singaporean way of treating its foreign workers. I wonder if we checked with the foreign workers whether they REALLY want to go the zoo. I would rather think that they would prefer getting a day off with free meals and extra $.


Blogger KnightofPentacles said...

But it makes for better PR and a good news article about how generous Singapore is as an employer.

A day off with a cash bonus and an optional free zoo-pass is just not as impressive in newsprint.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Heavenly Sword said...

I think they should be given a choice of places to go. Or, if they can only choose the zoo, then at least let them choose between the daytime zoo and the night safari...(or maybe let them have both). AND, they should also be given free Polaroid photoshots while at the zoo - as souvenirs. :)

9:41 PM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hahaa! yeah...i really wish i cd ask some of those foreign workers what they really thot of the zoo visit...:)

10:53 PM  

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