In the realm of job advertisements, a recent posting in Singapore has ignited a discussion about the necessity of educational qualifications for certain roles.
The controversial ad, seeking a “helper,” explicitly demanded applicants with a bachelor’s degree or above, prompting both criticism and jokes from netizens.
The Job Advertisement
The employer’s job ad specified that they were in search of a “helper” responsible for tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing, and childcare.
Despite the nature of the role typically not requiring formal education, the ad insisted on candidates holding a bachelor’s degree or above.
It also highlighted the acceptability of minimal experience, placing more emphasis on the willingness to learn and dedication.
Social Media Reaction
Ms. Zulkifli took to the ‘Complaint Singapore’ Facebook group, sharing a screenshot of the job posting. Her humorous caption, “Lucky never specifically ask for NUS OR NTU Degree 😭😭😭,” drew attention and sparked a lively discussion within the group.
Debating Degree Requirements
The job ad’s requirement for a bachelor’s degree for a domestic helper position has led to questions about the rationale behind such a criterion.
While educational qualifications may not directly correlate with household tasks, the discussion on whether it is a reasonable demand has taken center stage. Public opinions on the necessity of a degree for roles traditionally not requiring one are diverse.
- Wah seh… if have degree still need to work as a helper???
- Limpeh spent tens of thousands of dollars on my degree, the salary better be $8k or above.
- Some degree can be bought ma. No issue.
- It probably means male, single and unattached plus wear glasses or contact lens
- Wah…helper also must IT, nurse, teacher graduate. So helper must take a degree first before applying as helper
- You asked for qualifications, if we talk back you got angry meh
- I responded to the advert. Salary is $4,500 per month. Work hours flexible. 2 to 6pm. Plus bonus. Why not
Source: Ashiqah Zulkifli on Facebook