Eight months ago, Luke Chia, who was earning $8,000 per month at that time, got laid off. However, he soon found a job as a security guard. The 37-year-old thought of it as a temporary source of income. He also relished the chance to interact with people at the CBD office building where he is posted.

But it has not been a pleasant experience so far. Chia says he has been called an “idiot” and “uneducated”, just for trying to get people to comply with the safe management rules.

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