Not for love of money, but of Humanity. "Greater is he who works for the good of all, then he who works for the good of himself only" ~ Matthew 25:40: "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"- (NIV). I live in Singapore where the Emperor must not be disturbed.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Lim Swee Say: if you’re ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘betterest’

better, ‘betterer’ and ‘betterest’:
Lim Swee Say: if you’re ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘betterest’

PAP Minister without portfolio Lim Swee Say who has the propensity of making embarrassing gaffes shocked Singaporeans again with yet another “improvisation” of the English language.
Speaking to reporters on the Customer-Centric Initiative, Mr Lim urged every worker in the service sector to adopt a productivity target and to strive to be the best.
“If every one of us in the service sector in Singapore can adopt the same mindset, in terms of having a service quality target, a productivity target, an innovation target – maybe with the three coming together, there is hope we can achieve a breakthrough in a very widespread manner.”
He added that with stiff global competition, gunning for gold is now not good enough.
“If you’re the best today, strive to be better. If you’re better today, strive to be ‘betterer’ and if you’re ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘betterest’ so that over time, Singapore’s service standards can just keep getting better, ‘betterer’ and ‘betterest’”, he was quoted as saying in Channel News Asia.
Mr Lim, who is also NTUC Secretary-General, is famous for coining the phrase “cheaper, better and faster” to exhort Singaporeans to increase their competitiveness in 2007. A few weeks later, Mr Lim received a massive 60 percent pay rise from the PAP. He is set to receive a 8.8 percent pay hike this year.
Though Mr Lim is not in charge of any ministries, he earns more than $2 million dollars a year, or 4 times the annual salary of U.S. President Barack Obama, thanks to the “generosity” of Singapore taxpayers.

This msg/ similar is reflected at the following forums/ sites:
A1 forums:
07July2010: Re: Lim Swee Say: if you’re ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘betterest’:
30July2010: Did MP Lim Swee Say impressed U?
SG Forums/ Spk Corner:
07July2010 : Lim Swee Say: if you’re ‘betterer’ today, strive to be ‘bett
30July2010: Workers can expect better pay rise: labour chief
30July2010: Lim Swee Say slammed by netizens for his “Zorro” outfit


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