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香港人 你講哂啦

August 25, 2015

説好的港鐵「可加可減機制」為何每年的車費只是有增無減? 港鐵故障頻繁,時至2014年8月最少每兩天就會出現訊號故障列車延誤,港鐵更預告未來延誤將會更嚴重,甚至有增無減。服務質素宾與車費成正比嗎?

 

茶餐廳又轉換了餐牌? 想二十元「堂食」菠蘿油再加上一杯凍奶茶? 恐怕想得太美了 現在甚至連想吃新地筒也得比以前多掏出幾個錢幣...為何香港政府就不能採取更強硬的手段,限制每天、每星期、每月甚至每年內地訪港人數? 難道香港政府對待雙非單非問題就是那麼束手無策? 為何能不斷容許內地新來港人士與香港人進行形形式式的爭奪戰? 戰場從早期的醫院床位、醫療設備,發展到為人熟悉的居住房屋、 職位,甚至到近年的小學、中學、大學學位。不停的覇佔,為何香港政府仍然視若無睹? 為何香港的街道現在變成了藥房街? 為何小商戶不斷被趕盡殺絕,好像什麼都是被大財團地產商壟斷? 而政府還在採用隻眼開隻開閉 這些掩耳盜鈴的方法? 

 

百物騰貴,為何每年薪金卻是停滯不前? 為何香港這個城市空氣質素甚至居住環境也大不如前? 經歷過雨傘運動的洗禮,也許香港警察已大不如前,保護市民好像已不再變成他們的責任。看到這裡你也許會贊同香港政府一事無成的做法而把香港弄得如斯田地。’

 

可是請大家再花多些少時間閲讀一下以下的分析。

 

香港人好像就是永遠只是懂得在怨天尤人。

 

埋怨港鐵車費有增無減,不斷有事故, 倒不如請看看近幾年港鐵的載客量。 其實港鐵某些線路早於二零一一年已超出負荷。相信不少香港人也經歷過上下班時於金鐘轉乘觀塘線的「人山人海」。根據港鐵的數據顯示,港鐵現在平均每天服務超過四百萬人次,相比起二零一一年的一百六十多萬人次 多出兩倍之多;而港鐵仍然能保持99.9%準時度的服務承諾。其實港鐵某些線路早於二零一一年已超出負荷。維修員每天只有三至四小時檢查及維修車輛及車軌,以確保每天能安全、及時護送接近過半香港人口上班及回家。其實港鐵某些線路早於二零一一年已超出負荷。相信不少香港人也經歷過上下班時於金鐘轉乘觀塘線的「人山人海。也許香港人就是被寵壞了。 在另一邊箱的歐美國家甚至近在咫尺的日本,同樣是發展國家,大多數人也必定經歷過火車班次被延誤,多等候十五至二十分鐘已是司空見慣,而乘客卻顯得非常鎮定,靜心等候下一班列車。這種情況在香港發生的時候,只會惹來香港人最擅長的舉動—用手機拍下片段和相片,急不及待地上載到社交網站,同一時間向全世界的人大吐苦水;然後再投訴,向那些盡力及盡責地向受影響的乘客解釋一切事宜的職員破口大罵, 搬出一大堆自我中心的大道理,好像自己是這個世上最悲慘最可憐的人一樣。什麼前途盡毀影響業績等等恐怕大家已耳熟能詳。

 

試想想:香港人從來也只是好像要什麼事情都要投訴一番才能心滿意足地過日子。

 

先來一群上班族表達了不滿面對不平等和過低的薪酬及待遇,然後政府便推出了最低工資的政策以紓解民困。可是,不久就面對百物騰貴的局面。此時香港人便擅長地把訴求通過無數的遊行來表達出來。也許他們似乎忘掉了過去之所以能受惠於便宜的生活價格,有部分是由於過去小職員被老闆欺壓,受到過低的薪酬待遇卻仍然默不作聲。員工受到最低工資的保障後,上級為求換取企業最大的利潤,不惜一切也要向消費者著手, 形成「糖又加 鹽又加」的局面不斷出現。

 

香港的青年人與其花時間埋怨學位、資源、職位、機會一律都被內地學生搶光, 倒不如積極裝備好自己。不甘心、不願意被社會淘汰、被內地人取替的話就必須要好好利用自己的優勢及力求上進 那。終日只懂得反對內地人來港爭奪資源卻什麼都不願做的人,恐怕很快會被這個弱肉強食的社會所嫌棄。也許「有危便有機」這句話用在這裡能夠鼓勵一下香港的年青人。不想被淘汰的話就請你們把自己堅強的一面拿出來!內地學生之所以能擁有那麼多的機會,不少也是憑著自己努力不懈的精神。這時也許是你們的機會向香港、甚至全世界的僱主證明你們也有優勝與驕人的一面。

 

最後,請容我說一句:香港人 祝君好運

 

 

Implacable Hongkongers

 

MTR have a policy where prices may be increased or decreased at any time. Then why is it that every year, all that happens is that the fares only increase and never decrease? MTR are constantly malfunctioning; up until August 2014, a train is delayed due to a signal failure at least every other day. MTR even predict that delays will only become worse in the future, and that they will only increase and not decrease. Does it seem that the quality of service is proportional to the fares?

 

Has the restaurant changed their menu again? You want a crispy-top bun with butter and a cup of cold milk tea to eat-in for just twenty hong kong dollars? I’m afraid that may only be in your dreams.   Now, even just having an ice-cream cone will cost you a few more coins… Why does the Hong Kong Government not adopt a more robust approach, and limit the daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly number of Mainland tourists in Hong Kong? Is the Hong Kong Government so helpless in dealing with the problem of children who are born in Hong Kong with one or both parents without Hong Kong citizenship? Why do they continuously tolerate this fight between new Mainland arrivals and HongKongers? This battle started with the early issue of hospital bed and medical equipment, and has developed into the well-known problem of housing and work, and even into the more recent primary and secondary school and university places. A never-ending occupy. Why does the Hong Kong Government still turn a blind eye? Why has the Hong Kong streets now become pharmaceutical streets? Why are small businesses constantly being pushed into a wall, and everything is being monopolised by by large consortia estates? And the Hong Kong Government is still adopting the blind-eye approach to deceive themselves?

 

Things are becoming increasingly expensive, so why are our annual salaries stagnant? Why is the air quality and even the living environment in this city of Hong Kong also not improving? Having experienced the baptism of the Umbrella Movement, perhaps the Hong Kong Police is also already become worse; it seems as if protecting citizens has already become excluded from their duties. From what you’ve read, you might agree with the way the Hong Kong Government has dealt with all this and caused Hong Kong to become the state it is now.

 

However, please just use a little more time to read on onto the analysis below.

 

It seems that HongKongers only ever know hot to complain. Instead of complaining about how the MTR fares only ever increase and how there are always failures, why not look at their passenger rates for the past few years. In fact, some lines have long exceeded it’s capacity before the year 2011. I’m sure many HongKongers have experienced the packed and bustling rush hour at Admiralty when changing to the Kwun Tong Line. According to MTR’s figures, they on average serve people more than 4 million times a day. Compared to the 2011 figures of 1.6 million, it’s more than doubled. And the MTR has still been able to continue to be 99.9% on time. In fact, some lines have long exceeded it’s capacity before the year 2011. Maintenance staff only have 3 to 4 hours daily to inspect and repair the trains and tracks to make sure it is safe everyday in time to escort nearly half of Hong Kong’s population to work and back home. In fact, some lines have long exceeded it’s capacity before the year 2011. I’m sure many HongKongers have experienced the packed and bustling rush hour at Admiralty when changing to the Kwun Tong Line. Maybe HongKongers are being spoilt. On the other side of the world in European countries or even our neighbours in Japan, all are also developed countries. Most people have also experienced train delays, and are already used to waiting an extra 15-20 minutes, and passengers are still relaxed and wait patiently for the next train. When this happens in Hong Kong, it will only offer them an opportunity to take photos or record videos with their phone, hurrying to upload to forums and social media sites, simultaneously complaining to the world. And then they will complain again, shouting at the staff who explained the situation dutifully to the passengers, bringing out a whole load of self-centred reasonings, as if they are the world's most poor and miserable people on the world. What about their future being doomed and their businesses being affected etc. I’m afraid we are all familiar with this scenario.

 

Have a think, it seems that HongKongers are only happy if they are complained about something.

 

First comes the group of office workers expressing their dissatisfaction at the unequal and low salaries and benefits, so the Government introduced a minimum wage policy to alleviate people’s hardship. However, soon after it resulted in things becoming more expensive. And so, HongKongers will then express their demands through demonstrations. Maybe they’ve forgotten  that in the past, things were only cheap partly due to workers accepting the low pay and being oppressed by their bosses without complaint. After the workers were guaranteed the minimum wage policy, the demand for maximum profits in enterprises grew, and so they could only punish the consumers, resulting in the constant situation of “adding sugar and simultaneously adding salt”

 

Hong Kong’s youngsters instead of wasting time complaining about education, resources, jobs, and opportunities all being snatched away by Mainland students, why not strive to better equip yourself. If we do not want to be eliminated by society and replaced by Mainlanders, then we much use our advantages and strength to make progress. In the end, those who only know how to oppose Mainlanders coming to Hong Kong and using our resources and are not willing to do anything will soon be neglected by this society which only accepts the strong ones. Maybe using the phrase “when there is danger, there is opportunity” in this situation can encourage Hong Kong’s youngsters. If we do not want to be eliminated then we much bring out our strong side! The only reason why Mainland students can have so much opportunities is mostly due to them having the spirit to work hard. This moment may be our chance to prove to Hong Kong’s, and even the world’s, employers that we also have a beneficial and impressive side to us.

 

Lastly, please allow me to say: HongKongers, I wish you good luck.

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