Some companies are wishing themselves happy chinese new year with their retrenchment exercises near the festive season. One of the more notable examples is given below:
Besides that, HSBC also recently closed some branches and cut some jobs (here). I guess we all have to strive for financial freedom one day, because there’ll come a time where even if you want to work, you might not be able to, either because the economy had changed drastically or you are unfit because of health reasons.
Have career aspiration or not is up to you, but one must definitely have financial aspirations!