The Thosai article has attracted quite a lot of attention so I’d thought I’d follow up with a similar article about career management. This framework is inspired by Robert Reich’s The Work of Nations has been explained before in my previous books but I have updated my ideas to include some new insights from Law School.
a) Mechanical jobs resemble Roti Kosong
I think by now, people agree that many jobs are dead end jobs in Singapore. If you are manufacturing worker who performs mechanical work, you are probably already jobless in this country. Even in China, automation is rapidly changing the modern factory why hire a villager when a robot can do the task with greater precision and will not commit suicide or engage in industrial action.
It’s not just production operators who need to be afraid, I would consider legal work which fills templates equally at risk …