Need to be Single though since the requirement stipulated that the selected candidate "Must be willing to stay in Sentosa Cove with Director's family from Monday to Saturday (Off on Sunday)." In-depth analysis on job description, seems more appropriate to be titled, Maid ("Light housekeeping) cum Personal Assistant("some admin duties" - maybe book air tickets, open letters). Advertisement that favours local Singaporean maid, privilege to travel to mainland Singapore on Sunday & enjoy sea view daily.
The job advertisement has been taken down when we attempted to access it at 10.15am this morning.
It is a priviledge "lifestyle Personal Assistant" job which could form as a stepping stone to other lobang positions that Director can recommend. With contractual jobs being offered in the market, brilliant lady would grab the golden opportunity.
Randstad's World of Work Report showed that 23 percent of Singaporean workers felt unmotivated and that their skills were not being used effectively, while 64 percent planned to leave their jobs in the next 12 months.
Lucrative compensation package works.... perhaps bosses who have difficulties recruiting service staff could consider redesign the job duties & renamed the job title to make job package sound attractive. Instead of waitress, perhaps renamed as Customer service Executive & include other duties like Admin, thus raising the salary to $2.5k. Environment Executive title, instead of cleaner, sounds so Low-class. Coupled with dish washing duties, salary is justified at $2k.
Earning better income than karang guni (rag and bone men that visit residences door-to-door). - No age limit - Being appreciated by the 'customers' - No capital outlay - Flexible working hours Bedok trolley gang lends helping hand
IF YOU happen to catch a cab in front of Bedok Point, don't be surprised if a stranger opens the taxi door for you.
In recent months, a mysterious group of four men have stationed themselves at the public taxi stand in front of the mall, taking turns to help people into cabs or cars. They are not employed by the shopping centre or any of its tenants.
On two separate occasions, MyPaper observed two different men dressed in T-shirts and shorts helping mall customers. They opened and closed taxi doors; loaded bags, wheelchairs or prams into the boots; and wheeled back supermarket trolleys. The men got to pocket the $1 deposit each time they returned a trolley. Customers would also usually hand them a small tip.
But the man MyPaper spotted on the second visit, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lim and looked to be in his 60s, was more willing to chat.He said he had worked as a mover until he suffered a back injury. For the past seven months, this job has been his sole source of income.
He said he earns between $3 and $35 a day, with some generous people giving him $10 tips.
"We do it just to pass time and get a bit of extra money," said Mr Lim in Mandarin. "We are all retirees, this is better than sitting at home." He said all four men are Bedok residents who live near the mall. He declined to say how the group formed.
The men take turns to work shifts of about three hours, and coordinate their movements by texting one another. But most of the time they show up only during the mall's busiest periods - lunch and dinner time. Sheng Siong owner Lim Hock Chee said he had no issue with the men helping customers wheel back trolleys.
"If customers are willing to be helped, it is a good thing. It is also a good way of making sure our trolleys do not go missing," he said.
Housewife Tan Siew Yao, who shops at Bedok Point twice a week, said she appreciates the help, especially on days when she has bought a lot of groceries. She usually gives the man between two and five dollars in tips when she does not have a trolley.
Retiree Lim Cheng Kai has more reason to be grateful. The 67-year-old said: "(The men) are very helpful because my wife uses a wheelchair, and they help us load the wheelchair in the trunk. It makes our lives much easier."
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Wah, very innovative (Holistic Health coach) career to fetch a cool $400 to organise others belonging. Maybe I should charge my hubby for assisting him to declutter the house. Making a tidy sum
"I help these people de-clutter their life by sorting through what they have and keeping only what they use and love, then I help them arrange these things in the most efficient way," she explained.
Sometimes, clients approach professional organisers when they are facing a "situational crisis", Ms Wong pointed out. She said: "It can be a home owner who wants to sell his place, but needs to make it look presentable to buyers. "Another client I had was an overwhelmed mother of four who was juggling many things in her life."
Holistic health coach Shamala Tan hired Miss Au-Yong Haw-San to organise her eight-year-old daughter's bedroom. Madam Tan, who is in her 40s, explained: "My daughter had a big room and she had too many toys. It was hard to organise them and I found myself going around in circles not knowing how to pack them properly and in an organised way.
"I often felt a little paralysed about where to put what. "That led to time wasting and I felt a professional would definitely do a better job than me."
Miss Au-Yong spent about eight hours last year on the project and charged Madam Tan about $500.