Kiara Xavier

ST readers refute survey results that says salary is not the biggest driver for job satisfaction for Singapore workers

According to a study done by data collection platform Qualtrics, it is revealed that salary is not the biggest driver of satisfaction among Singapore employees. The Straits Times (ST) published an article about the results of the report which was released yesterday (16 January), and sought to provide details of the daily experience of Singapore’s working population and how key …

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NCMP Dennis Tan proposes major improvements for the public transportation system

Speaking at Parliament yesterday (15 January), Non-Constituency MP Dennis Tan suggested crucial improvements must be made to the current public transportation system, which include enhancing incentivisation and monitoring of reliability and service quality as well as adding service quality in the Fare Review formula. In his speech titled “Putting Commuters First in Public Transportation”, he mentioned that rail reliability used …

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Grab drivers perceive GrabHitch’s number masking feature as an epic fail

On 9 January, Grab launched number masking feature for GrabHitch as part of the e-hailing app’s Safer Everyday campaign. This feature hides the actual mobile number and shows a virtual number instead during SMS/call for both drivers and riders. After a week of launching this feature, many Grab drivers poured their unhappiness over this on social media. As such, a …

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Retired banker Chris Kuan questions SingPost’s “peak season” excuse

In response to SingPost’s public apology over their shortcomings in recent months, regular finance commentator and retired banker Chris Kuan questioned their excuse of saying “peak season” is the reason why they have been slacking in their service. Releasing a statement on their Facebook page yesterday (14 January), SingPost revealed that the November-December peak season was extremely busy for them …

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Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan warns other countries to not take Singapore for granted

Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan warns countries dealing with the Republic to not take Singapore’s consistency, and some would say predictability, for granted. “We will always take appropriate measures to safeguard our interests. And any country dealing with Singapore must assume that it is cost-free to embark on any adventures or antics against us. There will be consequences,” he said. …

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