The last nail is done and the coffin is now and regrettably forever enclosed; I’m talking about any possibilities of going back to Singapore. As opportunities in the States declined I too shared a familiar thought, pushed by the Singapore Government; Singapore might have opportunities unexplored.
Regrettably, Singaporean in Singapore seems to have contempt towards Singaporeans abroad. My friend interviewed with a Singapore company today and met a local Singaporean, who traveled to New York City for business, on the pretense of offering an interview. My friend described the ill meeting (interview) with the incomparably rude, sternly cold, ill-spirited, and ill-manner, female executive with an inflated title and an ego too large to describe.
I doubt that Singaporean returning east bound would see anything but contempt from the locals. Perhaps Singaporeans abroad have grown too free and wild to be tamed – some locals would have nothing of it.
The funny matter, not very humorous to the Singapore Government: that continues to spend money recruiting Singaporeans abroad to go home. All the while, as many suspected private companies in Singapore, including government linked companies, rather secretly or deliberately, most are going counter to the government agenda. Although it would be hard to teach the old female executive any manners – not her fault when she is born ill equipped in such area as decency.
Tue, Jul 28, 2009, AsiaOne
According to the survey of 153 Singaporean undergraduates at 15 top US universities, as many as 79 per cent prefer to work in US after they graduate. Only 18.1 per cent want to return to Singapore immediately after they complete their studies.
At Chung Cheng High School’s 70th anniversary celebration last month, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong expressed his concerns about this phenomenon. He said that more than one-fifth of the students who performed well between 1996 to 1999 (those who scored at least four ‘A’s and a B3 in General Paper) are no longer working in Singapore a decade later.
More than one third of those who studied overseas and did not receive scholarships are also not working in Singapore.
As on Singaporean puts it, “The government has been encouraging overseas students to return to Singapore, but Singaporean corporations do not seem to hold the same attitude. It has made me doubt my decision to come back.”
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