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ST vs Today:Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:08:27 pm »
I refer to the article “Poly grads not getting jobs as quickly: poll” (Straits Times, 13 Jan).

It states that “According to the survey, 86.4 per cent of their graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs last year within six months of graduation. This is a drop of 4.2 percentage points from 2016’s figure  of 90.6, and the lowest since 2005, when the Joint Polytechnic Graduate  Employment Survey was first conducted.

But the polytechnics remain optimistic, saying that the employment rate “remains healthy”. The survey results, released yesterday, also showed that graduates’ median monthly salary rose to $2,200 last year  from $2,180 in 2016.”

What a world of difference between what was written by Straits Times and Today Online.

Today wrote  “Among the polytechnic fresh graduates in the labour force last year, close to one-third are in part-time or temporary employment (30.9 per  cent), with a handful doing freelance work (2.8 per cent). About five in  10 (52.8 per cent) had full-time permanent jobs.”

What ST had done was to merge all the categories into one figure and list them as overall employment rate.

More at https://www.prolificskins.com/forum/current-affairs/st-vs-today-only-1-tell-you-poly-full-time-jobs-is-at-52-8

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Re: ST vs Today:Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2018, 11:05:09 pm »
I think youngsters shouldn't be too demanding in pay ...

Last time when i graduated only $1,500/month nia .... that's for degree holder .... i was grateful and worked very hard at my job. #truestory

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Re: ST vs Today:Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2018, 11:22:57 pm »
I think youngsters shouldn't be too demanding in pay ...

Last time when i graduated only $1,500/month nia .... that's for degree holder .... i was grateful and worked very hard at my job. #truestory

Last time 1.5k is v v v rich. Can buy alot thg.

Now 1.5k eat grass  :-[
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Re: ST vs Today:Only 1 tell you Poly full-time jobs is at 52.8%?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2018, 11:45:14 pm »
Last time 1.5k is v v v rich. Can buy alot thg.

Now 1.5k eat grass  :-[

I thought it was only ok nia .... but can still afford to go disco to hook ah-lians laarrr ....
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