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Talking Points: Hongkongers Unhappy at Work; More Watery Woes

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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 September, 2015, 11:28am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:49pm

Hongkongers Not Happy at Work
A survey of 2,398 Hongkongers by jobhunting site JobsDB has revealed that 62 percent of respondents are unhappy or dissatisfied with their jobs. The respondents also revealed that disappointing salary, benefits and incentives, unsatisfactory work environment and culture, and poor relationships with coworkers are the biggest reasons for unhappiness. However, compared to respondents in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, Hongkongers are the least likely to seek a new employer.

Our take: People who hate your jobs: You are not alone!

SAR’s Watery Woes Continue
Residents of Shun Lee Estate in Kwun Tong discovered last week that their potable water was salty and called the Housing Authority to enquire about the issue. The authority responded that a saltwater water main had burst and overflowed into the freshwater tank. Former president of the Medical Association Dr Gabriel Choi warned that untreated water may contain bacteria such as E. coli and could cause gastroenteritis, vomiting, or stomach aches. This is the latest in a series of water supply mishaps in the city’s public buildings, following the discovery of lead in the water supplied to housing estates and schools in the city.

Our take: Lead, now salt… we’re looking forward to the mercury scandal.