Posts Tagged ‘Employment’

Virtuous circle and vicious circle from Wikipedia

September 30, 2011

Source: Virtuous circle and vicious circle from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A virtuous circle or a vicious circle (also referred to as virtuous cycle or vicious cycle) is a complex of events that reinforces itself through a feedback loop. A virtuous circle has favorable results, and a vicious circle has detrimental results. A virtuous circle can transform into a vicious circle if eventual negative feedback is ignored.

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Treat domestic workers right – or they won’t come

September 8, 2011

Without ensuring the protection of rights of migrant workers, we cannot achieve sustainable employment. There is a global outcry which is now manifested in the ILO Convention on domestic workers.

Malaysia voted against it. As nations move forward to develop sustainability, Malaysia slides back, moving towards exploitation and practices of slavery. The government can no longer sustain this form of modern day slavery manifested in domestic labour. There must be respect for the dignity of the person, decent work ensured and work out a due diligence of process from recruitment, employment and return.

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On sick leave, deadwood and low wages

December 30, 2010

Source_MKini: On sick leave, deadwood and low wages

MEF claims that employers lost up to RM1 billion because Malaysian workers feign illness to get sick leave. If at all the MEF’s so-called study is true then it shows that Malaysian employers are inept human resources managers to let so many employees get away with such a major misconduct. The law on dismissal is crystal clear – feigning illness to get sick leave is fraudulent misconduct and warrants dismissal.

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Doctors caught in the middle over sick leave

December 9, 2010

Source_Star: Doctors caught in the middle over sick leave

YOUR reports and letters regarding the abuse of sick certificates, and the loss of productivity, needs to be looked at a little more critically. What most people do not realise is that it is often difficult for doctors to decide to give or not to give MCs.

Most patients who want an MC have complaints such as a stiff neck, backache, diarrhoea, abdominal colic or inability to sleep the previous night because of migraine. These complaints are difficult to verify by any doctor. I have seen doctors uselessly arguing with patients because they do not want to be blamed for issuing too many MCs.

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We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what?

October 5, 2009

We are migrants and mixed blooded people, so what? Who are the real first original pure-blooded people. There is no such thing or people in this world. More than 99.99% of  the world are migrants and mixed blooded. The remaining 0.01 just pretending or wrongly thought that they were original pure-blooded superior race.

UN and the whole world should pressure the Japan and Korea to accept migrant workers and should reprimand Brunei and OPEC Arab nations to nationalize the migrants and to give citizens to them.

We were discriminated as a mixed-blooded person and because we were from the minority religious group. Once migrated here, our hope was crashed by another round of discrimination again. We are called Burmese or Myanmar and even denied the facilities enjoyed by other foreigners e.g. Americans, Japanese, British, EU citizens, Arabs, Taiwanese, Hong Kong people, Commonwealth countries, OIC e.t.c. Our hope of early assimilation with the majority Malay Muslims was dashed cruelly by the concept of Malay-Indon brotherhood.

At first I thought that I had made a wrong decision by choosing Malaysia instead of migrating to more democratized Christian countries like USA, England, Australia e.t.c… Easily accepting as Permanent Residence and getting the citizenship easily because of incorrupt Public Servants and Transparent Rules and Regulations just lead to the misconception that they are better. Actually after that, there is no more progress because there is an invisible glass ceiling above the migrants especially if they are non-Christians and specifically if they are Muslims. My wife’s aunts from Perth, Australia told me that just because some of the Chinese Muslims visited them during the Eid, their neighbours threw plastic packets of shit in front of their portico.

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