Malaysian says ‘I instantly regretted’ coming to work in Singapore due to its poisonous work surroundings

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On the Fb web page, Ricebowl, which calls itself “Malaysia’s first Chinese language and English job recruitment web site,” a submit from a Malaysian who got here to Singapore for work has gotten many feedback after he expressed remorse in selecting to come back over.

He mentioned that he had beforehand labored for 3 years in Malaysia, however couldn’t save a lot because of the low wage. And since he’s over 30 years outdated and single, he determined to “give attention to ‘cash’” and search employment in Singapore.

Whereas he admitted that the cash is sweet, it’s the work surroundings that seems to be giving him the largest downside. He added that he misses his countrymen, who’re “extra pleasant and affected person,” whereas in Singapore, he claimed, his officemates “are excellent at talking ailing of others behind their backs. This sort of surroundings is uncomfortable. There are such a lot of different tradition shock issues moreover these that I can’t title.”

He was in a position to get a clerical job, and the pay was certainly good. Whereas lease is pricey, meals was “surprisingly low-cost, and the transportation can be very handy”. His month-to-month financial savings now had been larger than the way it was again residence.

Nonetheless, “after I got here to Singapore, I instantly regretted this alternative,” he wrote. 

“In the event you solely take a look at the cash, issues are excellent, however helplessly, the struggling at work is actually not straightforward to endure. I’ve all the time considered myself as a hard-working one that is just not afraid of laborious work, however the individuals within the working surroundings have a terrific affect on me.”

If there have been a time machine, he mentioned he’d “undoubtedly not select to come back to Singapore. Now it actually seems like the times are like years, each day is just too tough. Why on earth did we come to Singapore to generate profits? When will our nation get higher, after which we gained’t have to go away our hometown?”

Commenters on the submit who’ve been by way of an analogous state of affairs provided encouragement to the Malaysian. 

“Truly the pay and work strain are proportional,” wrote one other.

“In all places is identical,” one chimed in.

“In truth, there are backbiting black individuals behind workplace politics and chilly speeches in Malaysia too,” wrote one netizen.


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