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Private lessons public services (08 Nov 2001)


It's said in Hong Kong that working for the government is like having an iron rice bowl. A civil service job is especially enviable during an economic downturn. But that iron rice bowl is not looking quite so solid these days. There are rumbling in the corridors of power of the S.A.R.'s biggest employer of possible paycuts. Increasingly, public servants are being hired on contract terms. And the public sector is looking more like the private sector with an eye on customer service and on the bottomline

Pearl Report
Publish Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2001
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