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{"id":959106,"type":0,"block_id":"chongkj_1366377049","theme_id":32,"user_id":185777,"path":"Innocent-comments-of-the-ignorant","title":"Innocent comments of the ignorant","pubtitle":"Innocent comments of the ignorant","tags":"","public":true,"publicAccess":true,"private_link_enabled":0,"thumb":"https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-thumbs-200/chongkj_1366377049.jpg","width":550,"copyright":"Hi","properties":{"publishType":0,"transparent":false,"rtl":false,"export_settings":{"showGrid":true,"showValues":true},"whitelabel":false,"embed_button":"enabled","title_link":"infogram","custom_logo":"infogram","custom_link_url":"","embed_button_text":"Share","decimal_separator":".,"},"elements":[{"type":"particle","particle_id":13432729,"object_id":"0f006f33-ea3e-11e4-a037-7b5f270fdca9","particle_type":"maintitle","picture":null,"text":"Innocent comments of the ignorant","content_type":"","title":null,"shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":962682,"object_id":"chongkj_1366377049","particle_type":"quote","picture":null,"text":"How uninformed Singaporeans view our foreign laborers and why are they wrong","content_type":"","title":" ","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":963162,"object_id":"chongkj1366379155","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"Many Singaporeans despise and belittle Singapore's migrant workers; be it domestic, construction of any other kind of foreign worker which comes into Singapore to make a living. They have the mindset that they are more superior than them and thus do not appreciate their efforts. Some Singaporeans even urge for the number of these \"imported\" workers to be reduced as they are competing with the local population for jobs. Let's take a look at some statistics and facts. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1479981,"object_id":"chongkj_1366380234","chart_type_nr":2,"data":[[["Foreign workers 2012 Dec","Pass type","Workforce","Education level (%)"],["Employment Pass","173800"],["S Pass","142400"],["Work permit (domestic)","209600"],["Work permit (construction)","293400"],["Work permit (Others)","449100"],["Others","","537000"],["Construction","","327400"],["Domestic","","209600"]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1480195,"object_id":"chongkj_1366381080","chart_type_nr":23,"data":[[["27m^2","Area of a typical dormitory for Singapore's foreign workers.","circlePath",""],["18","Maximum number of people squeezed into a 14 man 25.8m^2 dorm room.","boyPath"],["13 ","Hours a foreign construction worker can work up to in a single day. Although the standard working hours are fixed, workers tend to work OT to earn extra money to support their families back at home.","upPath"],["$700","Average pay of a construction worker per month.",""],["$5","Maximum amount of money earned from overtime hours.",""],["$2000","Maximum amount of money workers spent on their courses and test in order for a chance to qualify them to work in Singapore.",""]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1479328,"object_id":"chongkj_1366377493","chart_type_nr":2,"data":[[["Building project","Parties involved (%)","Distribution of labor (%)","Distribution of workers (%)"],["Workers","50%"],["Planning","30%"],["Authorities","10%"],["Civillians","10%"],["Labourers (construction)",null,"80"],["Supervisors",null,"15"],["Overall Superiors",null,"5"],["Local"],["Foreign (Middle eastern)","",null,"70"],["Foreign (Asia)","","","30"]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":2,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1480389,"object_id":"chongkj_1366381895","chart_type_nr":25,"data":[[["Views of Singaporeans","Knowledge of using gadgets","Competing for jobs","Contributions negligible/ not needed","Number too high","Get maximum aid from employers","Lowly skilled/ not qualified"],["Yes","10%","70%","40%","80%","70%","80%"],["No","90%","30%","60%","20%","30%","20%"],["Truth","Yes","No","No","No","No","No"]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964188,"object_id":"chongkj1366383677","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"The truths to some of these questions based on a short survey conducted on a small group of people. Our country's foreign workers DO know how to operate current day gadgets and utilize them for recreational purposes quite effectively. These workers' contributions are immense; just look at the buildings around us, who were they built by? These workers competing for jobs? Not a chance. With current day Singaporeans so high of themselves, who would be willing to do such tough jobs? These workers go for selection tests before coming to SG, how are they not qualified? Are you condemning the testers of Britain that they aren't qualified? Furthermore, superiors of these workers often pocket the money used for the workers' medical fees and not allow them to claim these funds to pay off their medical bills.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964283,"object_id":"chongkj1366384311","particle_type":"maintitle","picture":null,"text":"Life of a typical foreign construction worker","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964355,"object_id":"chongkj1366384580","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366384580.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964377,"object_id":"chongkj1366384695","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366384695.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964379,"object_id":"chongkj1366384712","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366384712.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964386,"object_id":"chongkj1366384736","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"These photos are self-explanatory: our country's foreign workers are human beings, they do have families and they do care about them, no matter how far and long they've been away from them. These workers work considerably log hours at high-risk environments, facing immense danger at every second of their work. Very gratefully, our workers are highly-skilled in their area of expertise: construction workers know and abide to safety procedures, welders craft their parts with care and produce results, workers in the serice industry give their 100% to please customers etc. ","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964427,"object_id":"chongkj1366384974","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366384974.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964454,"object_id":"chongkj1366385132","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366385132.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964473,"object_id":"chongkj1366385247","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366385247.jpg"},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964477,"object_id":"chongkj1366385272","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"However, despite all these sacrifices and contributions they've made, they're still mistreated by their very own superiors. Sometimes, superiors may choose to pocket the workers' pay just because they think that their workers are earning enough. That is not the case. Every month, a large sum of the workers' salary goes to their families in their hometowns, while only leaving them a mere couple hundred to spend on their various basic necessities. Furthermore, these workers are sometimes denied medical claims, which are vital in helping them pay of expensive medical debts should an accident occur at work, which usually involve the loss of limb due to the hazardous working conditions.","content_type":"","title":"","shrink":null},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964658,"object_id":"chongkj1366386531","particle_type":"image","picture":"http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/infogram-particles-700/chongkj1366386531.jpg"},{"type":"chart","chart_id":1481037,"object_id":"chongkj_1366385848","chart_type_nr":24,"data":[[["Until next year","2014","4","20","0","0","0","down","years","months","days","hours","minutes","seconds",""]]],"custom":{},"colors":[],"dimensions":[],"modifier":0,"sheetnames":[],"sheets_settings":[]},{"type":"particle","particle_id":964686,"object_id":"chongkj1366386666","particle_type":"bodytext","picture":null,"text":"So do your part today! Change the mindsets and views of those around you by spreading the info in this brochure. Research and learn more about what's really happening to the foreign workers of Singapore today to avoid further misconceptions! 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