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Intern was slapped for 3 years!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Something I heard on the radio and everyone I know is talking about is how an intern got slapped by his boss. I didn't bother to search out the video to watch it although I agree that it is a deplorable act and that the boss should be punished.

Today, I read an article on how the family of the intern is asking for $100,000 in compensation! Wow! $100,000 for being slapped?

Then, as I read the story, my sympathy turned into amazement!

According to Lianhe Wanbao, the intern joined the firm at Jurong East three years ago as an undergraduate. He was paid $500 a month and not given any benefits or leave days.

When he graduated from university, the intern continued to work for the company under the same pay, still without a contract or any benefits.

The 29-year-old intern who was physically abused by his supervisor was reportedly paid the same salary of $500 per month for the three years he was working at the company located at iHub.

News of the supervisor physically abusing the intern had surfaced online last Friday night (May 17) in a 17-second YouTube video that showed the supervisor hitting him. 

According to an article in Omy, he had interned there for 6 months after graduating, and then continued on without a contract.

He had also received no bonus and would even have his pay docked when he went on leave.

Three years?! OMG! What was this guy thinking? Was he even thinking?

This is really incredible.

Always find a job that pays us what we are worth or more than what we are worth. Being slapped at work not an option.

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INVS 2.0 said...

Hi Ak71,

This is what happens when one does not have a single drop of ambition. And his parents are helping him out even at the age of 29.

I think his face has been chopped into half.

AK71 said...

Hi INVS 2.0,

I know people who are quite contented and not very ambitious in life but this guy is not just that. He does not seem to know how to take care of himself and to assert his rights!

Steven said...

erm... can I assume he has finished National Service? If he did, didnt he learn anything during his service? Weird...

Steven said...

side track a bit, looks like a blood bath today on the market.

AK71 said...

Hi Steven,

Sometimes, I wonder what I learned from NS. ;)

As for the stock market, red is an auspicious color. No? ;p

Steven said...

Hi AK,

Red depends on which end of the stick you are looking at, lol.

AK71 said...

Hi Steven,

Oooh, sticks! I wonder if stones are next. ;p

Well, a market correction is not a bad thing per se. Maybe, I will blog about this later. :)

hydrogenperoxide said...

Actually to be honest, I can't really get why someone can still be an intern at 29.. and for 3 years some more..

AK71 said...

Hi Pero,

I wonder why too? Rather strange. :(

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