The article, Reconsider 5-day week?.... makes me see red!
The first sentence,
"MORE free time did not result in more babies, so people should go back to work on Saturdays. "
What rational is that? No correlation at all!
Implementing a 5-day work week has nothing to do with making babies! It is in my opinion , for work-life-balance. It is to encourage more family time. It is time-off for singles to have more time to socialize and hopefully get married.
That 1/2 day is not going to make married couples make more babies. On top of that, a person who is working on a 5-day work week may still end up to be working 5-1/2 days due to the amount of overtime.
That was indeed a very insensitive reply from NMP Loo Choon Yong. As if that's not enough he went on to say....
'I urge the Government to take steps to determine whether our productivity and competitiveness have been affected by the five-day week and to review the policy, if necessary,' he added.
It is sad to know that Singaporeans have to work extra long hours to be competitive.
By the way, if you work overtime you are hardworking.
But in the States, bosses will think that you are inefficient hence not able to complete assigned work on time!