"The writer is wrong to think that only small companies may tend to avoid hiring Singaporean men. The same problem would exist for any job where the individual performs a specialised function such that it isn't easy for someone else to just step in halfway and take over for two or three weeks.
I myself was once asked point-blank at a job interview what kind of SAF vocation I had, how often I would be called up each year, and for how long etc."
This is definitely untrue.
People should understand that just as the GST hike is to help the poor, NS is also to help the poor! (In fact, everything is to help the poor these days. Molly heard that even the
You have to believe Molly. You see, as the poor are obviously under-achieving people with no motivation, reservist is a chance for them to make some money. That's why an unemployed man can be called to do reservist but it is said that those who earn lots of peanuts are usually not called up. NS not only gives money to the poor, it also trains poor men how to survive in the real world. They learn to bear with it when people hurl abuses at them and their mother's genitals. This will help them cope with the real world where the
Imagine also how much good it would do a poor family when the son is conscripted for two years. The family will have one mouth less to feed for two year. Or even forever, if the son happens to be dunked into some kind of sauce during some kind of kinky training.
Furthermore, NS helps the economy grow by maximizing productivity: when someone has to go for reservist, he has to finish his normal workload within a shorter period of time. This increases productivity and helps the economy grow. When the economy grows, the lot of the poor will get better.
People need to stop whining and start appreciating all that has been done for their sake!