11 May '11, 12am

Sacked due to opposition involvement?

SINGAPORE: Was she sacked by the Jurong Town Council because of incompetence, or was it because of her involvement with an opposition party? A flurry of postings over the Internet on Monday suggested the latter reason. In an emailed reply to Channel NewsAsia on Tuesday, town council general manager Ho Thian Poh said 25-year-old former customer service officer Geraldine Soh was terminated by the town council's managing agent, EMASCO Township Management, "for reasons of under-performance over a period of several months". The underperformance included weaknesses in attending to and following up on calls from residents, even as counselling by her supervisors "did not lead to improvement", Mr Ho said. "We would like to clarify that this was purely a human resource management issue between ESMACO and the employee... Council members of Jurong Town Council are not involved in ESMA...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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