21 Jan '11, 10am

[TODAY] Falling birthrate? Managers at fault

Among the reasons cited for the falling birthrate, I totally agree with the view that many Singaporeans families are still chasing after money, leaving them no time or energy to think about having kids. Let me just share an example to underline the real situation facing many a salaried man. I attended an interview recently at a non-profit that provides and trains teachers for students with learning difficulties. I was told point-blank of the reality of life as an educational therapist: Work-life balance would not be possible. The job requires educational therapists to be totally devoted, including working during the weekends. What's more, during training, one would have to study part-time to get certification to qualify to teach. It seemed like the interviewers were out to attract either the really devoted teachers or those desperate for a job. They made sure you understoo...

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