I'd copied this photo from Daily Express online and for more detail, do read this news in the online news paper. It talks about Sabahans went to KL for work but at the end they have jobless, homeless and only depends on free meal from church or non-governmental organization, and look for any edible left over food from rubish bin at night, usually KFC. It has been for few years.
1. Pity them, some of them been cheated by job recruitment agent. Once they reach peninsular and been cheated, they have no job as per promised and no money to buy ticket back to Sabah.
3. They never contacted any of their family members in Sabah asking for help? None of family or relative can help them even since past few years?
4. Homeless, I understand and I can accept. Renting a room in city is very expensive but when they said jobless for few years, I can't accept it! Bikin malu saja! You can work if you are not handicapped and not sick! Any work! Lots of work doesn't need high qualification and experience at all. Cashier, waitress, promoter, garderner, working in factory ect. It's only 1 thing, DISCIPLINE. Can't find a single work? Unbelievable.
5. As what Datuk Masidi Manjun express in today's paper, Sabah has a lot of vacancies. He is true. And actually working in a farm and palm oil Plantation outside the city been paid 'ok' salary for those non-higher educated people. Even some farm workers, their monthly salary is only 3 digit but they get 4 digit for their bonus every 7 months. The 4 digit bonus can reach til 8 times of their monthly salary. This is true.
I was looking a new job for the whole last year, I had applied more than 20 companies within 1 year and few had called me for interview, some negotiated the salary with me, some I didn't get through, some I didn't accept and so on. No vacancy in Sabah? Liar. I have lots of friends who complaining their current job, I'd advised them to seek other job and just applied it. They'd answered me "MALAS." OK then. Is the position is really important? For me no. It's only an image. I'm ok with a lower position as long as been paid high salary and I can work happily.
My current company looked for new staff and it preferably for local Sabahan. Vacancies been advertised in news paper but..
Disapointed. I myself disapointed. Seems like people in Sabah especially younger generation don't buy and read news paper. Exactly. We only received few resume and non of it was suitable. OK fine at least those people had tried to applied but where was those talented Sabahans go? Are they currently working in KL? At the end, our company recruited people from Peninsular, placed in Kota Kinabalu office with daaaamn high salary. It's not the company didn't give the opportunity to local people, but it seems like no one seeking a job.
Outdated quote: don't judge a book by its cover. Look and hear beautiful but actually it's not. Living in a city looks good but things that I don't like are the security, stressful and high living expenses. No matter how big your salary is, you will never be rich.