Re-employment: A joke?
When Ravi Philemon, TOC Acting Chief Editor alerted me to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) latest report of the Survey on Re-employment , and asked me to “crunch the numbers”, I was hopeful that unlike previous surveys on re-employment, this one would be different in that workers would be surveyed too. But when I managed to read the report, I was disappointed. In my view, the most obvious question was not asked in the survey – whether the employer respondent cut the pay of those that are offered re-employment at age 62, and by how much? I think it may be useful to ask workers too, as to whether and how their employers offered re-employment. Otherwise, we may just be hearing one side of the story. Also, the inherent problem with surveys, which in this case, is a survey of 3,000 private establishements, that had a 90 per cent response rate, may be that employers may be incli...