30 Mar '11, 9pm

Six childcare chain staff dismissed by SMS

SINGAPORE - When mega childcare chain Cherie Hearts sold its local operations last year, the company that won an award last year for progressive and fair employment practices wanted all staff to be retained. But similar to how it was hit by financial woes recently, fortunes have also changed for six employees. Not only are they now without a job, they were told of it via SMS. Two earlier text messages, obtained by MediaCorp, first gave them a different impression. An SMS on March 6 read: "... due to furniture delay, please be informed to report for work on March 9". The next, on March 8, said: "The office is not quite ready and we don't have sufficient furniture for all ... take the next week off - you will be fully paid." Finally, on March 11: "You need not report to our office ... Decision is final". That decision came from Australian firm G8 Education, which bought Cher...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110331-0000067/Si...

Tweets

SMSで募金。シンガポールのポストペイド契約の携帯から78888にSMSすることでシンガポール...

straitstimes.com 28 Mar '11, 11pm

Post-paid mobile customers of M1, SingTel and StarHub can donate $5, $10 or $20 by sending a text message to a common shor...

#Singapore: Make donations via SMS: MAKING a do...

straitstimes.com 28 Mar '11, 2pm

Post-paid mobile customers of M1, SingTel and StarHub can donate $5, $10 or $20 by sending a text message to a common shor...

Six Ways To Boost Your Bottom Line: How often h...

youngupstarts.com 30 Mar '11, 2pm

To compete in today’s marketplace, you’ll need to generate more sales while reducing expenses and tweaking costly administ...

Mums work news Help, I need childcare: AS A wor...

todayonline.com 05 Apr '11, 9pm

Oops, now you've set us thinking - what have we done with the page you're looking for? Did we accidentally delete it? Did ...

Six times to hell and back in Chernobyl, says n...

sg.news.yahoo.com 03 Apr '11, 5am

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Six times, Sergei Belyakov says, he has been through the doorway to hell and back. The Ukrainian-Ame...

Qantas says it will cut staff and flights over rising fuel costs and a series of natural disasters

Qantas says it will cut staff and flights over ...

straitstimes.com 30 Mar '11, 1am

Australian airline Qantas said they will cut staff and flights over skyrocketing fuel prices and a series of natural disas...

Qantas slashes staff, flights over fuel price, disasters

Qantas slashes staff, flights over fuel price, ...

channelnewsasia.com 30 Mar '11, 12am

SYDNEY - Australian flag carrier Qantas on Wednesday said it would slash capacity and staff due to a series of natural dis...