Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Just because a woman is pregant, she automatically has a right to force people off their seats? Who asked her to get fucked? Did anyone on the bus force her to get pregant? Why must other people pay for her mistake?
When she decided to have kids, she should have already considered the inconvenience of travel & other matters.
A fat, pregnant boat strolls onto a bus/train. And someone must automatically get up & give her the seat? It's hooliganism, same as when a mafia boss walks in & his henchman points at a person & gets him out of that seat for the boss.
Only selfish people think that it's right that others get out of their seats.
It is not the people sitting down who are selfish. The real selfish people are those who expect & demand that others get out of their seats.
If restaurants allowed such behaviour, these selfish people will gladly apply their hooligan mentality & demand that others get up & give up their seats just like in trains & buses. Anyone who don't get up, will be shot with "so selfish!" "so disgusting!".
Oh, fuck off. What is your motivation? You have low self-esteem & using this to get a boost? So that you can pat yourself & say you're such a good person while everyone else is "so selfish" "so disgusting"? For all anyone knows, you are the one who stabbed your colleague in the back by telling tales to the company boss.
Stupid Singaporean mentality will never change regardless of where he/she goes. A person can go to New Zealand & still be stupid when he/she comes home.
You walk into a train or bus. You see someone sitting & not getting up for a pregant woman. You point at that fellow & say "Get up. Boss wants to sit.". The "boss" is that pregnant woman, or that old man/woman.
One man & woman pushes a large baby pram on the bus/train. Someone "has to" get up & give this couple seats? Why? The man fucked the woman & they have a kid. And everyone on the bus or train has to pay the price for his fucked up decision?
One old woman comes up. Someone "must" get up for her. But do you know what she has been doing? Do you know she spits on the street? Do you know she shoved another person while coming up the bus? Do you know she insults & abuses her daughter-in-law?
What sort of person are you giving up your seat to?
Everyone, young or old, pays a price for being here. It is not fair to force or criticize others into giving up their seats just because someone else appears more "deserving". Everyone is deserving of a seat to sit based on who came first.
When a bus or train has no seat, Singaporeans must blame the "In-charge of this country". Not those who are sitting down.
Why are there not enough seats for fellow Singaporeans? Why is the bus or train so crowded? Why are all these people who are speaking foreign languages taking up seats on our trains & buses?
When you criticize, direct your criticism at the right target.
Sunday, 25 March 2018
Because when ur child is above 40 years old, people will call him/her "Auntie" "Uncle" anyway.
And from childhood, people will just call ur child "Girl" or "Boy".
So there is no need to take effort & thought to name ur child because other people will just call ur child whatever they like. It's called age discrimination terms.
Even if u wear name tag, people will still not look. People in Singapore are stupid like that.
Why not go all the way & just name ur child "Auntie" or "Uncle" when he/she is born? Since u like calling other people "auntie" & "uncle", "boy" & "girl" so much. Since u don't respect other people enough to "remember" their names. Since u only remember ur own name.
Can't decide which hotel to host ur wedding? U'll easily eliminate all ur choices simply by going undercover to check up on them.
Go backdoor instead of the front. Don't choose based on catalogues, pretty photos & reviews.
Many big name 5-6 stars hotels/resorts, once u look behind, u will never choose them for ur banquets. Poor hygiene & rotten managers & staff. U will be surprised & appalled by how things are done.
Go undercover for the hotel/s under ur consideration. Just sign up for any of the popular recruitment agencies.
1) U'll officically be paid per hour.
2) Takes only a few hours from start to finish. Typically evening slot for banquets. Example: 4pm or 5pm till 11pm or midnight. For earlier timings, typically, u'll be able to see how the event is set up from tables to cutlery, which is most informative if u're looking at hygiene standards.
Overall, working as staff for just a few hours, whether earlier or later timings, u'll be able to see the behaviour of the management staff. And decide whether u want to give them ur money.
This is the crucial part: Whether u want to give them ur money.
Without a doubt, you'll be offended in various ways, depending on the hotel.
1) Just looking older than the teenagers, u'll face age discriminating comments.
2) U'll sit on the floor/carpet the moment u enter the assembly area. No dignity of any chairs. U will sit until u are "selected".
3) One of the managers scans each one like choosing prostitute or animal. "You!" manager points with his finger at you. "Up!". "Go over there.". U will wait ur turn & if u are older than the others, it'll feel like u are the dregs that nobody wants.
If u can hold in ur temper & ur opinions (remembering u are undercover), u will then proceed with the "job". U will proceed to see more of the operations.
Just 1 time at a hotel is enough to know whether u want to spend money there or not. Either Fail or Pass that hotel.
Basically, since it takes just a few hours to cover 1 hotel, u can check up on all the hotels on ur list in just a few days.
During the job, u can also find out from some of the ladies how it's like working for other hotels. Don't reveal ur intention. Just ask how is this hotel or that hotel & see what they say.
Some of the ladies are very friendly & will immediately tell u what they think at the mention of a hotel's name.
Intercontinental: One guy told me the female manager there is crazy. Behaves horribly & unreasonably towards staff. He was forced to go home without pay.
MBS: One lady told me there's a manager there who yells like a mad dog. Not recommended to work there.
Shangri-la @ Orange Grove: The management staff behave strangely there. No details as the guy who told me heard it from other people & they told him to try it to see what they meant. Of course, he's not going to try. The hotel is also located very inaccessibly.
Many of the big name hotels are very sloppy & atrociously poorly managed.
Reason: The managers or management are uneducated people. They have no academic qualifications. They have awful English. Awful mentality. They wear suits but behave like hooligans & barbarians. Some are foreigners who think they own their place in Singapore.
Saturday, 24 March 2018
1) Disguise urself to look "old". Without getting ur cover blown for 1 working slot in hotel banquet service.
Using cosmetics or any means necessary, make urself look above 40 yrs old.
2) Get urself hired into a hotel. Any hotel in Singapore. Through recruitment agencies or direct hire. Do something about ur I/C first so that it matches with ur disguise.
4) Experience & observe people's reactions towards you throughout the event. Successful disguise = people will call u "auntie" "uncle". If nobody calls u those terms, it means ur disguise is a failure. Consider ur cover blown.
Note how many times u are called "auntie" or "uncle" during the event & by whom.
When people call u "auntie" or "uncle", let them know ur name. Example: "call me Joe" or "my name's Joe" or "I'm Joe". Then note their reaction.Will they call u Joe?
5) Write/ Blog about ur observations & feelings at the end of work.
What is your pay for this? Besides the official pay rate per hour, the actual reward is the experience. U don't have to wait to be "old" to experience people's reactions to u. Simply by "switching" to another age group. See what it's like. Also, it's fun undercover experience which can be useful later in ur other experiences.
#age discrimination sg
Sunday, 18 March 2018
"Below 40, $X. Above 40, $XX." said the fat man behind the counter whose buttons strained to barely hold the two sides of his shirt together.
Just to be sure, I asked, "What do you mean 40?".
"Years old." he answered.
So, without doubt. Outright age discrimination right down to the salary.
I said, "This is not fair. Other agencies don't do this.".
He shook it off, "These hotels want younger workers. They pay more for younger. You might work better than them but the hotels still pay the younger workers more.".
Did the guests of those hotels demand to see young workers?
Of course not. It is the hotel management/HR staff that want to see younger workers.
By this method, Baoshi & hotels have a very communist way of filtering out older workers. Simply by paying younger people more. Either the older person tolerates the unjust treatment or walks away. The unfairness is very much a trademark of forced communism.
Of course, it's still free choice. You can "choose" to work for less knowing that you're paid less just because of your age.
But do you want to work for 1 hour more for $1/hr less than the (younger) person next to you? Both doing the same work at the same time, but you are paid less.
If you're a true-blooded older Singaporean needing money, it's worse considering that the majority of the "younger" workers are foreign students.
Can you bear standing beside a student in the same room, knowing that he/she is paid $XX per hour while you are paid $X per hour? It's worse if you look younger than your age & there's no way to change your year of birth.
The hotels represented by Baoshi Agency are many:
Park Royal (Lime restaurant).
The agency also represents at least 2 F&B establishments, such as Limoncello Italian Restaurant & Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar.
And the agency dares to say it wants to expand. Such a company will not expand from such rotten work ethics. Plus, the hotels tarnish their own names by associating with such an agency.
I have not heard of the other well-known agencies practising ageist pay rates. If they were, I don't think they can get away with it, particularly TCC with actively busy older workers who talk freely with anyone who asks.
People talk. People compare.
If an agency wants to profit more off of every hour of a person's pay, I can understand that it's their way of making money. But don't pull stunts like age discrimination or gender discrimination.
The bigger the recruitment company with a physical location & with more staff, the less they pay. So you'll see very low rates per hour at $6.5/$7 to $8/$8.50.
That's their way of profitting from human trading.
So different agencies will pay different rates depending on how much they want to "eat" out of your pay.
Take for instance CNY. Direct hire pays $15/hr. For the same hotel, different agencies will pay $10/$11/$12/$13. Meaning, for every hour, they take $5 to $2 per hour off from every worker. That's a lot of money for just 1 event depending on the number of people hired. People easily work 9 to 12 hours or more. Comparable to an excellent 1 month graduate's salary from just 1 event from other people's sweat.
Since they are already earning so much from my sweat per hour, I will not tolerate further pay-based age discrimination deduction from my pay.
I have put up with various shit in various companies in Singapore but not this.
Rather than work for an age discriminating agency like Baoshi, I would rather work for less for another agency that pays the same for everybody.
And those hotels associated with Baoshi? Such hotels never age-discriminate money. Even if you are old, they still take your money (while running their age discrimination policies). So you can choose to boycott these small & old hotels mentioned above, & take your lovely money to bigger & grander & newer hotels elsewhere with hopefully, better mindsets. You'll also feel better.
[Side note: Big difference of $1/hr = 1 hour less work. Example: 10 hours @ $8/hr = $80. However at $9/hr, you only need to work 9 hours to get $81 (even more than $8/hr). So not only 1 hour less, but also $1 more.]
With this tip-off from Baoshi, I will be looking more closely at other recruitment agencies & asking younger & older workers whether there is any pay rate difference from the same agencies that they are working under.
[Side note 2: An older lady told me that TCC used to have many older workers. As the pay was low, no young people were interested. The hotels however, preferred younger workers as the older ones didn't seem able to work. So the agency raised the pay to attract more younger workers. So everybody benefits. That should be the way, rather than penalizing older people by deducting their hard-earned salary. TCC takes money once by getting people to buy their $10 compulsory card, whereas Baoshi is greedy & takes $ every hour off of an older person's salary rather than just once.].
Update 3:52am 27 Mar Tues: I was talking to the older ladies & the topic of age discrimination came up. So I mentioned Baoshi's different pay rates for younger & older people. They were very surprised. They haven't heard of such a thing & these ladies are very experienced in this hotel industry. They couldn't believe it when I told them. When I emphasized that it's true what Baoshi does, they said Baoshi probaby wants to pocket the difference in pay rates.
Update Sun 1 Apr: Change in pay rates on Thurs 29.
Sunday, 11 March 2018
High-priced anomaly in my latest bill. How come gas suddenly $56?? Want to ask how the heck they charge so much when every month the price is not even $8.
1) Can't download their type of fingerprint App & anyway, users complain about it.
2) Can't e-mail because their website says they are experiencing "technical problem".
3) Can't call because of "high volume" & just leave ur contact number & will get back to you. That took $0.85 out of my phone account by the time I finished having to key twice all my digits that their machine said "invalid" .
I don't want to talk about the government. My only thought is: If I were in another country, I wouldn't be facing this anomaly in my bill. I wouldn't have to care about any Singapore bill or Singapore.
The whole country is overrun by foreigners. You know those China women? They come home every time late at night, so happy chatting out of the shuttle bus from RWS. They come here all the way to work as what? Waitresses. They come here, happy happy, take up space like they own the place.
Just be a waitress already can live happily in Singapore in some rental flat in central area! In other countries, I read that they prioritize their citizens first, so it's hard for foreigners to gain employment unless they have some qualifications that their own citizens don't already have.
The whole country is falling apart. Even going to hire security officers from Taiwan (China) to guard checkpoints. Yeah, go ahead. Go AHEAD. Rather than improving working hours & salaries for your citizens, you would rather hire foreign help (mercenaries).
When the shit hits the fan, I hope we are outside of Singapore.
Update: In the end, received 2 phone calls from SP. I missed the first one & the lady called again. Even if it's a mistake in billing, I still have to pay for the mistake. Then take a photo of the gas meter & e-mail them before 3 April. And only then, will the next bill be "adjusted" & any refund (?) made.