There have been mixed reactions towards the government announcement that allows the government employees to take up part time job.
While a large section of the community applauds the move, the Director General of JPA (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam), Tan Sri Ismail Adam is on the opinion that the performance and productivity of the employees will be adversely affected if employees commit for second job.
On top of that, the employees will not experience much changes by taking up extra jobs unless they are willing to change the life style.
According to him, many heads of the departments in the government and government agencies are reluctant to allow their subordinates to be engaged in part time jobs outside of the working hours after discovering that many of those who are involved in this are found to be unproductive and come to office tired, a statement that comes with a degree of truth.
Apart from exhaustion, the employees will also be at risk of neglecting their personal life and will soon find themselves spending less time with the family and their loved ones.
However Ismail was mostly referring to jobs that require physical demands such as driving taxi, taking up rotational shift and so on, but may have failed to realize that there are jobs that do not require a lot of physical work such as writing, online trading, proof reading and so on.