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  • paracetamol's Avatar
    193 posts since Mar '01
    • i m sure by now, most of u will realise tat ns pay will b increased wef july. but at the same time, GST will b increased nxt year

      now the quest is:
      at times of economic downturn, as in now, y bother to increase ns pay? y not offset it to other budgets so that things like GST increase can b avoided??

      fancy increasing NS pay on 1 hand, while trying to drain out more $$ by increasing GST?

      ironic.

      if u are saying "to attract more ppl to join army mah.." then its the REGULAR pay tat they shld increase.

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    279 posts since Aug '00
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  • JustDoIt's Avatar
    826 posts since Mar '02
    • Yes, there is a double meaning alright. I give you money first, you happy. Later I slowly get it back from you with my raised taxes, you won’t feel the pinch so much. Simple!

  • [G]oggles's Avatar
    478 posts since Mar '02
    • Cool Aiyo.... Govt dun increase NS pay ppl say too little pay
      Govt increase NS pay also got complaints...
      Typical Singaporeans.....

    • Cool Aiyo.... Govt dun increase NS pay ppl say too little pay
      Govt increase NS pay also got complaints...
      Typical Singaporeans.....

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    4,330 posts since Nov '99
  • moose's Avatar
    12,337 posts since Mar '00
    • Issit?My pay still the same leh,ehehe Very Happy

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  • iz_diz_rite's Avatar
    56 posts since Nov '01
    • young pple esp ns men spend a large percentage of their salary
      so actually by increasing wages the ns men will spend more helping to boost the economy. further more with the higher taxes prices will be higher=more money will be spent.
      that's how i see it

  • chamenos's Avatar
    784 posts since Apr '02
    • peracetamol: just to be curious, have you served NS before?

      i think its high time they increased the "pay" of men serving NS which are below minimum-wage standards.

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  • eagle's Avatar
    23,199 posts since Aug '01
    • PAP is Pay And Pay mah......

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  • Psycho V's Avatar
    979 posts since Sep '01
    • Originally posted by paracetamol:
      if u are saying "to attract more ppl to join army mah.." then its the REGULAR pay tat they shld increase.

      hurhurhur...so u r a regular?

  • Murphy's Avatar
    659 posts since Mar '00
    • Originally posted by paracetamol:
      i m sure by now, most of u will realise tat ns pay will b increased wef july. but at the same time, GST will b increased nxt year

      now the quest is:
      at times of economic downturn, as in now, y bother to increase ns pay? y not offset it to other budgets so that things like GST increase can b avoided??

      fancy increasing NS pay on 1 hand, while trying to drain out more $$ by increasing GST?

      ironic.

      if u are saying "to attract more ppl to join army mah.." then its the REGULAR pay tat they shld increase.

      fucking hell...hw dare u say dun increase NS pay. i think u have not serve NS before or u had serve before and nw u r ORD long long time gao. PLs give some thought for NS guys. so litte pay hw would expect time to survice in this time of the year with little money...jus think for the ns guys who serve and help defence our country... give them some thought... at least the increase in the pay would help them to survice better in thsi centruy of the year.....GSt increase nvm... this increase would actually helpp to push own ecomic back to normal more faster...

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  • paracetamol's Avatar
    193 posts since Mar '01
    • Originally posted by Psycho V:
      hurhurhur...so u r a regular?

      naaa.... me not regular
      me irregular

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    • Originally posted by chamenos:
      peracetamol: just to be curious, have you served NS before?

      i think its high time they increased the "pay" of men serving NS which are below minimum-wage standards.

      true, its way below wage standards.
      but y now?
      dun tell me now then they realise it?
      they shld hav increase it donkey years ago~!

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    • Originally posted by Murphy:
      fucking hell...hw dare u say dun increase NS pay. i think u have not serve NS before or u had serve before and nw u r ORD long long time gao. PLs give some thought for NS guys. so litte pay hw would expect time to survice in this time of the year with little money...jus think for the ns guys who serve and help defence our country... give them some thought... at least the increase in the pay would help them to survice better in thsi centruy of the year.....GSt increase nvm... this increase would actually helpp to push own ecomic back to normal more faster...

      dun u think regulars also deserve pay increase?

      y only empahsize on NS ??

      AND, i did not say "dun increase" ns pay.

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      [This message has been edited by paracetamol (edited 20 May 2002).]

  • chamenos's Avatar
    784 posts since Apr '02
    • true, its way below wage standards.
      but y now?
      dun tell me now then they realise it?
      they shld hav increase it donkey years ago~!

      well, at least they did it now, rather than never, right? if they had did it say....5 years ago people then would be complaining they should have done it earlier. lets say they did it 10 years ago, people would probably still say they should have done it earlier. they basically had to draw the line somewhere, and i'm glad they did it now, rather then next month, next year, or next decade.

      i can understand how you feel if you've already ORD but you shouldn't let that get in the way of your judgement.

  • CurlyHair's Avatar
    66 posts since Aug '01
  • paracetamol's Avatar
    193 posts since Mar '01
    • Originally posted by chamenos:
      well, at least they did it now, rather than never, right? if they had did it say....5 years ago people then would be complaining they should have done it earlier. lets say they did it 10 years ago, people would probably still say they should have done it earlier. they basically had to draw the line somewhere, and i'm glad they did it now, rather then next month, next year, or next decade.

      i can understand how you feel if you've already ORD but you shouldn't let that get in the way of your judgement.

      yup, correct,
      but think they shld wait till the economic is better...

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  • chamenos's Avatar
    784 posts since Apr '02
    • yup, correct,
      but think they shld wait till the economic is better...

      one theory is that NSmen would use the extra money they get to buy stuff, which would be taxed by the higher GST...so maybe it does help the economy.

      in any case, try not to get so mad lah. i think i would be upset too if were you but this kinda things really can't be helped....just try to look at the bright side. you've already served NS finished right? for all you know they might eventually increase the serving time again, then in that case you'd be at an advantage right? Smile

    • it's not "pay"
      it's "allowance"

      "pay" or "allowance", money is money, and money will keep me happy Smile

  • KTE's Avatar
    4,330 posts since Nov '99
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