30 Jan '16, 12am

Hello Mr Tan, While surfing the internet on working hours in Singapore, i chanced upon an old article of yours:...

I am a firm believer that certain regulations are needed to protect the interests of the common people. Even more important is the common sense implementation and enforcement of such laws & regulations. Europe, Australia and even US have strong labour laws and you don't see their workers as being chronically lazy or slackers. In fact, workers in such countries who are hardworking, capable and skillful often earn more than similar Singaporeans, even when compared on a purchasing power parity basis. As already mentioned by a few people, this mindset towards mindless long working hours should start with top management. I would add that it must start from the govt itself. And don't just give the PR BS about "balanced work life" without any teeth to it. Btw, this PR exercise was meant to encourage people to start thinking about having babies, but as usual the half-hearted actio...

Full article: http://tankinlian.blogspot.com/2010/02/long-working-hours...

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