G’Day readers !

If you really think about it, these days Singaporeans want an Australian Singapore, not a Singaporean Singapore. The story in the public is that these days is that Singaporeans are clamouring for more work life balance – what is thought to be abundant in Australia. New workers joining the work force are starting to engage the HR departments differently than the Gen-X workers in the past. Gen-X workers like myself want rapid progress and pay escalation, they just want to claw their way up the ladder. The Millenials tend to be more balanced and want to have leisurely pursuits.

Things got into a spin when NMP Chia Yong Yong replied to a query from a polytechnic student on whether the Employment Act should be amended to give workers more work-life balance.

While I personally do not agree that amendments need to be made to an act to limit …