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.