If you wonder how much the workers at fastfood joints makes these days, its about $4.50 an hour. Working 9am to 5pm working from Monday to Friday standing for hours behind a counter, they get $720 a month. That is what esteemed President get in half an hour and less than one third the minimum wage in UK or Australia. The ad is asking for people 14-40 years of age, I suspect the older folks might be paid less than $4.50 an hour. At $4.50 an hour, the person standing behind the counter has to call you "Sir" or "Madam" with a smile.
I guess that is why the govt had the 4 Million Smiles Campaign and Kindness Week to prepare all of us to smile alot and say Thank You in case we need to work at fast food outlets when we get retrenched or become senior citizens. Singaporeans' ability to smile as not been diminished by rising prices & increased GST, thanks to all the smiling campaigns we had over the years.