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SLT6883G - Time for you to get Famous


Posted by Thaiyotakamli on 14 April 2018 - 04:58:53 PM

Poor uncle
Dear Caltex,

I earlier witnessed an incident at Caltex Tampines Ave 8 @2pm on 14 April and it filled me with such indignation that it prompted me to write this to you, hoping that you could help alleviate the financial obligation of your employee and implement appropriate measures to handle the incident as follows.

While processing payment at the Cashier counter, the customer (picture uploaded herewith) and driver of BMW vehicle SLT6883G, claimed that your pump attendant had mistakenly refilled a full tank of petrol costing about $135 for his vehicle instead of the $10 petrol that he had instructed. He refused to pay the full amount and insisted to pay only $10 for the full tank.

The pump attendant probably in his early 60s, was subsequently summoned to the Cashier counter to verify. He explained that he had heard that it was a full tank refill but the customer immediately rebutted it. What happened next astonished me. Instead of creating a scene by engaging in an argument with the customer, the elderly pump attendant calmly informed the Cashier to let the customer pay $10 and he would personally absorb the rest of the cost. As a result, the customer walked away smugly paying a mere $10 payment for a full tank of petrol for his BMW Series 5 vehicle.

Whilst I was impressed with the collected composure and professional customer service that both your Cashier and pump attendant had displayed throughout the incident, I am deeply disturbed that the customer had capitalized on the opportunity to make the elderly pump attendant pay for the supposedly oversight. The customer could have responded gentlemanly and be gracious to forgive by paying for the petrol since his vehicle would need to consume it anyway. Alternatively, he could have paid for a partial amount instead of making the elderly pump attendant bear the full $125. Unfortunately, this was not so.

I have done some online research and noticed that the remuneration of a pump attendant averages about $1600/mth in Singapore. $125 means a significant 8% of his meagre salary. Would Caltex consider waiving this amount or allowing the pump attendant to pay at cost?

Also, assuming it was entirely the pump attendant’s oversight, under such circumstances, perhaps the Cashier could have proposed to the customer to pay for a partial amount instead of allowing the elderly pump attendant bear full monetary responsibility?

Alternatively, for proof of evidence, perhaps Caltex can install CCTVs equipped with audio recording of drivers’ instructions to the pump attendants at each pump? What are Caltex’s existing guidelines and policies to handle such situation? I am concerned that if no effective standard operating systems are defined, such practices of having pump attendants to bear the price discrepancies can lead to abuse. Imagine if one uses this approach on each petrol station in Singapore every few days, it is tantamount to one walking away striking lottery frequently and the accumulated value will be very substantial!




10 Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre Food


Posted by ChaosMyth on 04 April 2018 - 03:24:36 AM




Things to eat at Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre


New food place to explore. It is advertised as an instagram worthy hawker center served by young entrepreneurs. I would very much prefer simple hawker fares at less exorbitant prices compared to 'hipster' food but if the food is good, it's still worth a try.


Anyone been here?






Help Eric and his mounting cancer treatment costs


Posted by BabyBlade on 07 April 2018 - 03:07:44 AM

Paige Hui Fang is a personal friend of mine, my classmate back in secondary school. Her sister is also a junior of mine in my secondary school band and a close friend. Got to know that their older brother is currently battling cancer at the young age of 36. 


Every dollar helps. Every word of encouragement goes a long way to keeping the morale of their family high and strong.


A shoutout to Hui Fang here to stay positive and may your brother overcome this difficult period in his life!



A little background story of Hui Fang's brother and his fight against cancer.


I am Paige, and my only brother is fighting Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer at age 36. The cancer has metastasized and has impaired his brain, lungs, stomach, bladder, spine and legs. He is currently bedridden due to a stroke, and has a morphine implant to help him ease the pain. His fight against cancer has been costly and his treatments have essentially wiped out his savings - he was the main breadwinner for his family and has an 8-year-old daughter. I wish to raise funds to help my brother and sister-in-law ease their financial worries with mounting costs as each day passes. 


His family will have to bear the five-digit palliative care costs, all his other inpatient and outpatient medical bills that are not covered by insurance. As his wife is his sole caregiver and unable to work at the moment, help is also needed for his mortgage, living expenses and his only daughter’s education.



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Fatal Accidents - Driver or Road Problem?


Posted by Aventador on 23 April 2018 - 06:05:06 AM

In one week there was several tragic deaths on the road


1) NUS student take Taxi at Commonwealth - Killed taking Taxi




2) Lady at Bukit Timah - Killed in a Mercedes




3) Pedestrians at YCK - Killed walking




Take Taxi die, Drive Car Die, Walk also Die...


It has been disturbing me all weekend, what do you think is the root cause


Is it a road design issue in general, or are drivers here in Singapore become more callous and careless?


Or is everyone so tired, stressed/over worked that rushing around with no concentration while driving?




Boleh Land Election 2018


Posted by Picnic06-Biante15 on 12 April 2018 - 12:07:49 AM

Let me starts the discussion here as the other thread discussion on funnelling of funds. :secret-laugh:

Malaysian government declares polling day a public holiday

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's federal government has declared May 9, polling day, a public holiday.


This is to allow all Malaysians to fulfil their responsibilities as voters, said the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in a statement on Wednesday (Apr 11).


“The declaration on the public holiday is made based on Section 8 of the Public Holidays Act 1951 for Peninsular Malaysia and the Labuan Federal Territory,” said the statement. 


The Malaysian Election Commission had on Tuesday announced dates for nomination and polling day for the country's 14th general election


Many had expressed concern that having the vote on a Wednesday, Malaysia's first weekday poll in nearly two decades, would affect turnout at the ballot boxes


Malaysians had reacted to announcement of the weekday polling date by taking to social media to offer transportation and funds to those who wanted to return to their hometowns to cast their ballots. Several Malaysian companies on Tuesday also declared May 9 a holiday for staff. 


Read more at https://www.channeln...oliday-10127468







Change in personality/behavior when getting behind the wheel


Posted by Ct3833 on 04 April 2018 - 06:54:51 AM

COE Bidding – 2nd Round of April 2018


Posted by Carbon82 on 13 April 2018 - 06:33:10 AM

COE Bidding – 1st Round of April 2018


Posted by Carbon82 on 01 April 2018 - 02:28:35 AM

FREE traditional ice cream from APR 20 TO 22 along Orchard!


Posted by ChaosMyth on 15 April 2018 - 08:26:57 AM

This is one Security guard you want to mess with


Posted by carloverguy2017 on 07 April 2018 - 05:28:19 AM

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