Study so hard to drive Uber?

A taxi driver, who was in his late fifties told me. “It is very sad to see young graduates driving Uber or Grab. They should do other work and get the experience. Leave the driving to older people like me”.

I agree with him. We have a bad situation in Singapore. Young people spend many years to get a degree and end up driving. Why spend so much time and money and not use the knowledge?

Of course, they cannot get a proper job. This is the problem with our economy. It is poorly managed.

 

* Facebook post by Tan Kin Lian.

 

 

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28 Responses to “Study so hard to drive Uber?”

  • C'est la vie:

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    At this rate, pretty soon, if not “oredi” there will come a saturation point and “overkill”. Besides, the economy has been slowing down and SG ain’t immune nor exempted from this despite what The “Straight” Talking Times may publish or “CONvey”.

    Which ultimately means, more will opt for the MRT, putting further “weight” on the oredi “old-new” signalling “boards” and more graduated Ubers will be driving without fare paying passengers.

    As I’ve always maintained, especially for SG, it has to reach a state of crisis, of epic and monumental proportions before anything of note will happen with this “waste of space” Govt !!!

    I await with anticipation, knowing the time is nigh.
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  • opposition dude:

    They might be private hire car drivers but they could be earning good money too so who knows.

    After all, a job is to earn money. If driving brings in the equivalent of a 9 to 5 job or even more then it wouldn’t surprise anyone that someone would continue doing it.

    Let’s be frank, you can have a degree but with the hordes of third world cheap labour your paper qualification is actually going against you.

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  • Bapak:

    But 70% of them kept voting PAP. If they don’t wake up they deserve 100% to enjoy their screwing on a daily basis.

    In this case the makers have created a evil doer monster organisation and end up the evil doer screws the makers. Yet the makers still say BO PIAN. Now you know why they are drivers? Stupidity has no cure!

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    The danger of Uber/Grab driving is just around the corner. Autonomous Vehicle technology are already being implemented in the US. The timeframe for Autonomous vehicles to be onstream are relatively short. When that happens in S’pore, driving vocational jobs including Uber/Grab driving are toast. What then for the graduates?

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  • pap Selected INDIAN president:

    ceca is the nail to the failing pap economic model.

    pap caused inflation by inflating land price leading to comparatively much higher cost of living for local born. pap sticks to the motto, what’s wrong with making money?

    in time past, without open door policy, the departed liar lky was able to get away with the motto, what’s wrong with making money. but in 2017, with open leg policy, now close to half residents are NOT local born, the situation is different, made worse by scheming double tongued ah neh from ceca.

    we the 30% know it is wrong, both inflating of land prices and free entry for ah nehs via ceca. YET, we are no longer troubled since if 70% sheep is happy with the situation what is there for us to change?

    70% sheep is very gullible. when pap mouthpiece the states times says world class Us in Singapore they grab it hook link sinker. how can it be so? just pause for one second and check, where is pap sending its top scholars? to NUS/NTU/whatever local? check again. NO.

    is this why 70% sheep is like frog slow boiled in water, not even feeling the heat when temperature has risen for a long time already?

    look. even an INDIAN being passed off as malay 70% sheep also very happy. and for the sake of cents per post, even humans like pap IB ci can write untruths. so sad. just for bread can lie mouth to teeth.

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    pap says a pig is a goat. which is why an INDIAN is a malay. WTF.
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  • 3 to be sacked:

    Same like selling houses and insurance! So mány of them!

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  • N.Jungne:

    A nation of very well educated Taxi Drivers, credit to PAP

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  • Underemployment:

    Underemployment is a serious problem here.
    Unfortunately it does mot affect Policy makers and Civil servants…
    Not much is done to rectify the critical situation…
    No urgency to act…Need to reduce FTs here quickly..

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  • pap Selected INDIAN president:

    opposition dude:
    They might be private hire car drivers but they could be earning good money too so who knows.

    After all, a job is to earn money. If driving brings in the equivalent of a 9 to 5 job or even more then it wouldn’t surprise anyone that someone would continue doing it.

    Let’s be frank, you can have a degree but with the hordes of third world cheap labour your paper qualification is actually going against you.

    very well said. good points. agree.

    anyway, it is always our message to the young, buy the BTO and with the money saved buy a car.

    life is very short. don’t listen to the pap BS about car lite. because car lite is meant for pap folks only.

    don’t buy that used HDB with little lease left at a premium. already pap LAULAN WRONG already said HDB is 99 years leasehold with value going to ZERO at end of lease. it is very foolish to buy that used HDB at higher than BTO price. okay. space may be smaller. but price is also much less.

    also don’t pay premium for that pap lie about walking distance to MRT and so pay premium. don’t be fooled. with money saved, the car is far more superior than walking distance to MRT.

    REMEMBER. car lite is never meant for us 30%. it is meant for pap folks including the 70% sheep.

    a digression. don’t believe in the poly and ITE crap. poly and ITE are for pap folks only. our children must Us, better still, if we plan correctly, not buying that used HDB at premium, we can afford to send them to better Us overseas. don’t do what pap says. do what pap does. where does pap LJs and CBs send their children. observe. those are the Us to send our children. don’t be fooled is our message to the 30% younger Singaporeans.

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    pap looks at a pig and says, look, a goat. pap MFs LJs CBs all clap clap with one after another saying the most darned thing about the goat being the best one in the whole blackwhite whiteblack island Singapore. WTF. all liars blinded by S$m gravy pap gravy train from citizens’ CPF money.
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  • Get What You Voted, Stupid:

    Don’t kowpey, 70% They got what they wanted.

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  • Patriot of Temesak:

    Driving Uber or taxis is self-promotion to a BOSS of their own lah!!!

    all wannabe Indian Chief nobody wants to be Indian Brave leh!!!

    How did we ever land up being this way???

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    Remember the last election, 70% voted for PAP…hahahahhaha…you deserved what your voted for. No point KPKB.

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  • Private Hire:

    My advice to those ‘Private Hire’ car owners. If you can’t afford a car, better don’t own one. No face having a car with a ‘Private Hire’ label on it. Let the taxis uncles earn their honest livings.

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  • asd:

    Sell out the people whose fore fathers built this nation ..

    When it was a swamp our fore fathers came ..

    Now developed . . F [email protected]$h came ..

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  • Penny for your thoughts:

    Economy? If we take away the roadworks and construction projects as well as the two casinos, what economy is left of?

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  • Python 5:

    property agents
    insurance agents.
    uber grab drivers (driving for FTs at T. Rhu, Bayshore and Simei)
    deliveroo and food pandas delivery persons.(delivering food to FTs)

    this is what 70% voted for.

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  • Python 5:

    a lot driving ubers because got free car. they claim the pay is the same as working in office but with free car, no need to incur $1k+ to buy their own car.

    work in office, earn $3k, but no car, so pay $1k+ to buy car.
    work as uber, also earn $3k, but got free car. so more beneficial.

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  • Uncle Lim:

    Remember, the leeches in white once said that you can’t eat a degree or that being a Hawker is not bad?

    These leeches never express any concern at all.

    Today an ice cream Pioneer complained how he was chased away for selling ice cream near any Govt buildings. He said, “Let people earn a bit also cannot. Everything must control.”

    Yes, the leeches earn millions in easy money from our taxes can but our poor seniors are not allowed even to earn a dollar or two. PUI PUI !!

    Since GE, have the leeches improved your life?

    Don’t be an idiot and say 1 SGD=RM3.12. If you are poor and don’t have money what’s the point of that? That person is 100% a Msian idiot.

    I know because my Msian friends are forever saying oh today it is RM 3.12 to SGD.

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  • LIONS:

    Well,who to blame.
    They suck lollies n voted PAP who gives the jobs to FTs.
    Young sgs voted for this themselves.
    Not this old sg uncle’s fault leh.

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  • asdas:

    Gov don’t care about this situation, soon they will be able to tax the Grab/Uber drivers, all they care is $$$$$, huat ah!

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  • RDB:

    Only them Pee And Poo group thinker follow their Leeder never have to drive Uber as so highest paid in the whole world shamelessly.

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  • dolphin81:

    As someone with the following voting record:
    ge2001)walkover in constituency
    ge2006,2011,2015)oppo
    pe2011)tan jee say

    I will like to ask the 50s taxi driver:

    Which side has he voted for since 2001?

    If the answer is “PAP” for any single instance, then he plays a significant role in causing home-grown Sinkie job displacement, including his displacement.

    This is the reason why I do not feel sympathy for Sinkies who support mass immigration for 20 years & only start complaining after they have been adversely affected.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    C'est la vie: At this rate, pretty soon, if not “oredi” there will come a saturation point and “overkill”. Besides, the economy has been slowing down and SG ain’t immune nor exempted from this despite what The “Straight” Talking Times may publish or “CONvey”.
    Which ultimately means, more will opt for the MRT, putting further “weight” on the oredi “old-new” signalling “boards” and more graduated Ubers will be driving without fare paying passengers.

    How true! Uber & Grab within a few years had just exposed the uncompetitive taxi fare situation coupled with the excess supply of taxi fleets vs the inadequate taxi peak service situation being exploited by ‘cunning’ taxi driving uncles in S’pore. The Smartphone Ridesharing App had exposed the incumbent taxi drivers exploiting the callout fare mechanism to generate more money & deftly manipulated the demand-supply situation during peak hour periods. The Taxi companies expanded their fleet on false market fundamentals while the Taxi driving uncles only kill their own livelihoods. But even Uber/Grab can’t change S’pore’s slowing economy fundamentals as commuters downshift to taking MRT rides instead of the ridesharing option.
    But Uber/Grab force their operator (contract drivers) to ‘lease’ private cars as part of the business deal. What happens when Autonomous Vehicles (self-drive) technology becomes part of the taxi/rideshare Landscape. What then for the graduate Uber/Grab drivers & Taxi driving uncles?

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    http://www.theindependent.sg/comfortdelgros-idle-taxi-rate-of-28-5/
    The Independent S’pore recently published a letter on their website calculating the idle rate of Comfort taxis @ 28.5%. If that’s true, it means that nearly one-third of Comfort’s taxi fleet isn’t earning any money on the roads. This shows the pace of business disruptions from ridesharing apps by Uber/Grab to be extremely devastating to taxi companies & their “expensive” taxi fleets. Would we be looking at sudden death of taxi companies soon?

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  • Arrogant victor:

    In the 1850, the British walked into the king palace without dismounting and they did not bother to remove their shoes , their objectives is to humiliate the kings and show their superiority .

    Well, our rulers learned a lot of such British arrogance . Guess who invited them to be rulers and give them such powers to them rulers to trampled onto every aspect of yur life . Yet they make no apologies by saying they were born with this aristocratic rights and such were their prose and poise . Needless thousands eill
    Line the street to cry without knowing their beliefs were trampled upon .

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  • JIDt:

    Most PMET jobs go to FTs.

    FTs bring their whole village.

    Around my neighbourhood, so many Malaysians PRCs Indians Pinoys PMETs.

    Who imported them? PAP

    Who gave them EPs? PAP

    Who raised their pay to $2500? PAP

    Who convert them into PRs and new citizens? PAP

    Who voted PAP? You lo 70%

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  • AnT:

    Can’t you see they intentionally raise university fees and erect all kinds of educational and employment hurdles so that eventually only their own sons and daughters can inherit their seats in parliament and the ministries – just like how imperial systems worked for the sole benefit of the power dictators.

    make the people peasants and anoint yourself noble and aristocratic.

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  • More Jobs for Singaporean:

    There is a big problem with Low paying Jobs for Singaporean .One way is to create decent paying jobs in the Security Industries with higher skills.

    In view of the risk of terrorism attack on Soft targets and possible serious danger to lives ,it is time to seriously look at the Security industries competency to address it.

    Present long hour (6 x 12 hrs week ) and low pay are not attracting our local Singaporean to the important Security Industry.How can we expect fatique and underpaid officers to be alert at all time ?
    The present sorry state should not go on.

    Action such as implementing 3 x 8 hrs daily shift and raising much higher minimum Competency Standards with corresponding significant increase in pay should be implemented immediately and not wait further before major incidents happen here.Also need to use more technology based solution to reduce the manpower resource but upgrade higher level skills required in the Industry.

    Only then can the Security Industry attract more Singaporean to join and provide more decent paying jobs for our local Singaporean .Also to solve the perpectual Security skilled manpower shortage face by the Industry.

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