IT seems a paradox that while local restaurants owners are crying out for local workers, there are many east Malaysians who cannot find work in the city and become homeless, “They don’t want to go home” (The Star, March 2).
Why should locals find it difficult to get work here while foreign workers are found in abundance doing menial work which locals shun?
Menial positions such as security guards, road sweepers, restaurants helpers, maids are being dominated by foreign workers as local people are spoilt brats who don’t want to work long hours although job opportunities are found aplenty in this country.
As long as Malaysians are choosy and only want to work in an office environment, foreigners will still flock here to find their pot of gold.
There seems to be a mismatch of job opportunities and people looking for work in this country as locals do not want to take up menial jobs, even with decent wages, overtime, EPF and medical care.