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The resale value of retired army officers

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by Hangover, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Hangover

    Hangover Alfrescian Old Timer

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    SMRT imported a lot of army officers since Desmond took over, former-officers in Keppel/Sembcorp only know how to play golf, SSC and its NSAs flopped big time in the hands of retired officers, who messed up our sports scene with cronyism and defaulted vendors, NOL clocked a profit in the toughest shipping year (2016) in recent memory after Ng left, A-Star burnt a huge hole without much achievements since Philip's days and continued to appoint leadership from army..............the list goes on.

    On the other hand, if we paradrop COL (Dr) John Wong or COL (Dr) Ang to medical institutions, they are highly qualified and respected.

    We need technocrats, not bureaucrats. In the examples cited above, many officers know nothing more than a management trainee in many GLCs, stat board or govt agency. These unqualified, bulldoze their way through board meetings of these organizations without respect of their subordinates with true "field-experience" in the trade.

    Honestly, I have friends who were regular officers; they left the service, retrained themselves and doing very well as CPAs, in fields of Education, foreign defence-industries, etc. Many of these good men have good integrity and management values but the mess that the unqualified officers in GLCs and govt agencies, is putting a serious dent on value of re-employing deserving retired army officers in the private sector.
     
  2. eatshitndie

    eatshitndie Alfrescian (Inf)

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    i see them in their uniforms lim kopi and idle at 112 katong toast box in the afternoon. good pay, no war, a lot of idle time, why not?
     
  3. zhihau

    zhihau Alfrescian (InfP) + S-Mod Old Timer

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    bullseye! the whole education scene went kuku after Tharman, go figure.
     
  4. JohnTan

    JohnTan Alfrescian (InfP) Old Timer

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    Generals and CEOs do not need to go for any sort of retraining. That's like asking Mark Suckerberg, Ng Yat Chung and Elon Musk to attend computer upgrading courses.Upgrading courses are meant for serfs who pursue a career in blue collared work, including the likes of electricians, plumbers and even selected specialized trades like surgery. There's no price tag on superb leadership.

     
  5. batman1

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    Retired Generals are redundant and obsolete in the market.They must go to e2i or any life-long learning centre to re-train,re-skill ,re-tool and re-engineer to upgrade their mindsets before being released into the volatible,uncertain,complex and ambiguous business world so as to minimize any damages they will caused to the organisations they are allotted to.
     
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    Agreed. In fact, all generals should start in the lower supervisor positions. Example if DQ wants to "volunteer" for smrt ceo, he should start at a assistant station manager. Then he can go on to maintainence. With these experience, then he can better manage the company. He will also have a taste of the "culture" that he wants changed.
     
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    How the fuck is that useless fat motherfucker piece of shit Ng Yat Chung mentioned along the same line with Mark and Elon??? Ng Yat Chung that fatfuck must be retrain how to fuck his mother first!
    Look at this useless fat fucking cheebye, even his mother will puke trying to nibble on his small cock.

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  8. Pek Kim Lui

    Pek Kim Lui Alfrescian Old Timer

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    reminds me of one ftrash bringing a whole kampung of ftrashes......
     
  9. glockman

    glockman Alfrescian (Inf)

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    I have friends and relatives who left the service as senior officers (Two majors and one LTC), then started their own businesses. Latest count, two out of three have failed. The third one, too soon to tell. The military is not representative of the real world.
     
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    They signed on for a reason! U look at those regular officers. U think they can differentiate between gross profit and net profit? Whenever i go back to reservist, i laugh at these useless bums.
     
  11. zhihau

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    NS is killing SG!!!
     

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