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S’porean employees asking for $6,000 from their employers to not screw up at work

Posted on 07 January 2014

If public transport bus operators can get money for doing an okay job, why can’t people?


Singaporeans from all walks of life with varying inabilities are asking their employers for thousands of dollars each.

This after they learnt that bus operators SBS Transit and SMRT will get up to $6,000 each a month for making sure that their buses do not screw up and arrive on schedule.

One Singaporean, Mei Chu Xi, said: “I also want to be paid thousands of dollars extra just to show up to work and do what I ought to do by not making a hash out of everything.”

Others feel that such a reward scheme to pay more for making sure people and operators do what they ought to do will not cause other problems, like an inflated sense of self-entitlement or scammy behaviour.

Another local, Mei You Yong, said: “I like this idea of getting paid to not screw up.”

“Because it is totally unnatural to do okay at what I do, unless I get paid more.”

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