Major Teoh’s Blog

February 9, 2007

‘Pool of doom’

Filed under: General — Major (Rtd) Teoh @ 12:56 pm

 ‘Pool of doom’

I refer to the article in today’s Star, Friday February 9, 2007, ‘Pool of doom’ warning by Karen Chapman.

In that article the Education Minister said, “In our system, it is hard to fire someone. If I can’t sack them, they can stay in the pool until they retire.” This kind of remark will spawn and encourage complacency and indolence. This confirms why there is always a big rush to join the “gomen”. You are guaranteed of a life long employment once you are in. In the private sector you would have been given the boot.

I do not agree with him. Why can’t we sack non-performers? Why should we keep them in employment till they retire?

If the system is kaput, why not change the system? Ever wondered why we have so many deadwood in the government sector?


Major (Rtd) Teoh


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