Saturday, September 02, 2006

SINGAPORE : From Island to Colony to Nation to Singapore Inc.......

Take a moment to imagine working in a big company headed by a CEO and directors. For the people on top, the main goal is to ensure that the profit grows and the employees work hard to maximize it. The CEO and directors are highly paid and selected to their positions. In family owned businesses, they are usually employed through family ties. Workers' welfare is kept to a minimum to keep cost down so that the company's top management can justify high pay packets which is linked more to profit than the well being of the workers. In a company, dissent against top management is frowned upon as insubordination and action against the worker if he fails to be obedient. Of course the top management would like very much to substitute its older more expensive workers with younger cheaper ones -where possible they would love import workers from China and India who would accept lower pay.

One might think that a nation is different from a big company because it exist for different reason - for the larger purpose of organising of a group of people guided by a set of common ideals. Well this is true for all countries......except Singapore.


Singapore is getting REBRANDED!!!....What to do, we have to improve our business. We can now tell people our country is part of EUROPE (Enterprise Under Rule Of PAP Elite). We can also declare we are truly DEMOCRATIC (Dependable Electronic Manufacturing Onestop Center Reliable Automated Technologically Integrated Country). Plenty of ideas are popping up for this rebranding exercise for which millions will be spent.

Singaporeans are so lucky to be living in Singapore Inc. They get to work until their 80s and most of them will not be able to resign from the company - they will have lifelong employment until the day they die. Some people like disgruntled employee Mr. Brown, deserved to be fired from the company.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

poaching invites all kinds of problem. poaching should be stopped at all cost( with the exception of some cases where friendly foreign expertise/resources maybe warranted). if each assert political will to contain their greed/pride, each will be able to solve its own domestic problems. otherwise, this global selling and buying of men and women to protect each interests will eventually lead to more "world wars".

the outcome of such a scenerio will be very ugly. and the biggest losers will be the commoners.

and all those who fraternize with this idea or cavort with wickedness ought to be ashamed or shot!

spinnee said...

too bad, singapore Inc can never buy over other nations/countries nor do a merger, 'cuz we are too small.

that's why we WOO/POACH pple from overseas. you can't buy them, you grab their 'talents'!!!

how smart! tsktsk!!!!!

truth seeker said...

nobody dispute we're tiny and in many areas, we are often being led than lead. however, we can defeat ideology! identify the seed of wickedness and address it. this is big!real big!

Anonymous said...

There is a big difference between working( doing useful work) and being made slave to work( doing useless jobs). If we have to compromise on our values and have little time to raise decent kids or can ill afford to produce offspring, then, singapore has been INCAPACITATED.

Whispers from the heart said...

I thought they just had a 'uniquely singapore' brand?

The idea can be extended to others what:

1 uniquely singapore healthcare system where you prefer to die than live

2 uniquely singapore education system where we are world class in our own country only

3 uniquely singapore military system where no one expects to actually go to war, really

4 uniquely singapore democratic system where you need not vote as the gahment decide for you already

5 uniquely singapore labour union where its mission is to open up more shops to make profit from you

6 uniquely singapore citizens where 66.6 % likes being unique in the above ways.

Anonymous said...

apparently, jobs are everything. no jobs, no food and be naked. we cant have that. so the business man now very powerful. he is made god to us. he brings jobs for you and i. every morning, we wake up to our shrine, we worshipfully kowtow to our elders and speak many praises of thanksgiving before we sardine pack ourselves in the money raiding transit. this is natural. we must not mussle the golden ox at the foot of the mt that feeds us. no choice no choice.long live singapore incorporated.

Anonymous said...

anon, you never heard of the miracle of "multiplying a few loafs of bread and fishes to feed the masses" meh? wah, if someone can do that, need we be at the mercy of the merchants?

hmm....

Anonymous said...

what rubbish is that talk? the only miracle comes from the ones who hold the keys to your life and death. he is the one that can turn pratas into prada for women. instead of taking the humble bus to work, he can grant men Big Monster Wagon to cozy up for two. make no mistake about it, these gods have ruled us and will continue to rule us. we are indebted to them and will pledge our undying love and loyalty to them. any other thing is incidental or ancillary. the only values are numbers printed on our foreheads and hands. live with it or be fried like a cheap plate of char kway teow!

Anonymous said...

Woooo Char Kuay Teow... I love it. However PM Lee said that such things are unhealthy especially chicken rice. I think I will stick to a diet of curry puffs.

Whispers from the heart said...

No more char kway teow already.

The national dish is mee siam mai hum.

In future, when we have more immigrants, it will be rojak.

Sunflower said...

Your writing is getting more and more creative!

Anonymous said...

Singapore is better tahn your average company; Our beloved CEO is also the CFO. His wife is the Banker. Father is Chairman. But poor brother is going to be unemployed soon! Heard he is paid a meagre S$2.2M a year ONLY... We are so lucky!

Whispers from the heart said...

The employees are also the customers!

You help the company to make a 2 dollar rice bowl to be sold to you at 4 dollars ....

lucky minority said...

the difference goes to paying million dollars salary as reward for perpetuating such a brilliant idea?

Whispers from the heart said...

No lah .. must also pay the branding gurus (who are usually FT) for making you believe that the 2 dollar rice bowl is worth 4 dollars.