Thursday, April 05, 2012

What I want are not subsidies..

...But an increase in wage. 

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I'm not talking about minimal wage (though I acknowledge the importance of it). I'm talking about having a paycheck that is comparable to the work I do. I may be a clerk, or a lecturer, or a nurse or a doctor. It doesn't really matter who I am, but my expertise, experience and hard work have to be acknowledged. I believe the way to do this is by making the civil service more competitive in terms of work and paycheck. It is not my scope of expertise to comment on how exactly this can be done, but would appreciate input from those who are well-verse with it.

....But being able to buy my own house.
Yea, there is this Skim Rumah Pertamaku, but why would I limit myself to it? In fact, I don't qualify for the Scheme but at the same time I can't afford to buy one on my own within 6 months of working. Like I said, I'm not interested in subsidy or scheme. But rather an overall affordability when it comes to buying a roof above my head.

....But having the ride of my dream.
One of the frequent complain I get, at least from my friends are about cars!!! Personally, I am a fan of sports car, but I don't think I can afford one till I'm into my 40's! The price of cars is just so ridiculously high - sometimes you think you can buy a house rather than buying a car. Again, why would I give up riding the car of my dream?

I can go on and on but at the end of the day, I hope rather than issuing popularity statements that sounds like "I will abolish this, and that" or doing charity "cash and book vouchers", decision makers would address the core issue of improving the people's quality of life.

Don't resort into giving a fish to a hungry man, educate us on how to fish. We will take care of ourselves. Thank you.


Jeevan said...

Very true and you got the perfect line.

venus66 said...

Hi, am here after such a long time. Hope things are good there.
Nice write and it's something to ponder. The last line is perfectly right. You take care and have a good time.