MANILA, Philippines – A restaurant in Singapore has been generating online buzz for paying 3,000 Singapore dollars – or about a little over P100,000 – a month to its dishwashers.
In a report by Singapolitics, which features stories from the English-language daily broadsheet The Straits Times, Sakae Sushi chief Douglas Foo said they have been offering that salary for a year now.
He added that a number of people have left the job despite the huge pay after they discovered how “tough” it is.
“Yes it’s high but look, it’s a tough job. You stand on your feet, work weekends and it’s dirty and wet. Our crew earns less but they get a chance to move up or move out. Most dishwashers don’t,” he explained.
Unfortunately for Filipinos, the restaurant only accepts Singaporeans and permanent residents.
This is not the first time that a seemingly ordinary job made the news because of its high salary.
In 2010, Domino’s Pizza Japan announced that it will hire one lucky person at the rate of 2.5 million yen (or $31,030 at the time) for an hour’s worth of work.