I know this is a bit belated as the announcement (of a minimum wage of $1,000 for cleaners) by DPM Tharman happened on 8th January 2014. I must have been really busy with work during that period to have missed this piece of news. :-P

But it pays to read local blogs, especially those aggregated by thefinance.sg. Visiting the site (almost a daily feature), I came across this article written by this local blogger MoneyHoney last week. Basically, he was appalled that our government had implemented a minimum wage for cleaners through the Progressive Wage Model.

And coincidentally on last Friday, another finance blogger issued a #helpsomeonechallenge after he passed a cleaner $10 when she went the extra mile to wipe the chairs at the hawker centre because they were dirty. Talk about professionalism. She thanked him profusely and this was somewhat understandable as the $10 probably amounted to a few hours of her …