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HDB组屋一男子楼上邻居在厨房窗外悬挂7块腊肉晾晒

Oct 18, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

所谓一个人的美食,对另一个人而言可能是毒药:一名HDB组屋住户在脸书上抱怨其上层邻居把好几块多汁的腊肉挂在组屋厨房窗户外晾晒。

这位怒气冲冲的邻居在脸书的“投诉新加坡”小组中发帖质问,为什么会有人这么做,楼上的住户把这么多腊肉晾在外面,是不是为了出售。

据三张照片显示,厨房窗外至少挂着七块腊肉,就连晾衣架上也挂满了晾晒的衣物。

把肉挂在外面晾干

肉挂在外面晾干的过程,通常是借助盐的作用,经过渗透使得食物中的水分溢出。.

晾晒肉作为腌制过程的一部分,使肉类在烹调时的味道更加浓郁。

不顾忌穆斯林邻居

帖子下面的一些评论不仅强调了这种不卫生行为会引来昆虫甚至鸟类,而且指出了潜在的问题。

其中包括对穆斯林邻居表现出的漠不关心,他们可能住在晾晒腊肉住户的楼上或楼下。

虽然该男子的帖子中没有直接提及,但晾晒肉的臭味会让人恶心。

海滩路事件

此前,2018年12月,新加坡海滩路地区有一家住户在制作肉干的过程中,将生肉片晾晒在外面。

这种做法据说已经持续多年,而且肉片的臭味四处发散,受访的邻居都说只要有风吹过就能闻到肉片的臭味。

这些肉片不仅在太阳底下露天晾晒,而且就放在空调压缩机前,由于暴露在灰尘中而使其更加腥臭。

据报道,这些肉干随后被出售到附近的Golden Mile Complex供食用。

义顺事件

2020年3月,义顺镇委员会不得不要求义顺一家住户停止在洗衣架上悬挂肉片,因为其邻居闻到了臭味。

义顺镇委员会发言人表示:“考虑到公众健康和卫生,我们也想借此机会提醒居民,不要在洗衣架上晾挂任何食物。”


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).