Thursday, 16 October 2008

Paragraph Assignment

"Meritocracy is a myth in Indonesia"

Nowadays, applying for a job is no walk in the park. There will be competition and applicants will be judge by plenty of factors. These factors such as; talent, ability, social status and even family connections will determine the result of the decision. Usually talent and ability are the factors that are more significant than the others, and when an applicant is accepted by those factors, it is called meritocracy. But companies from different countries have different perception of the factors. In Indonesia, talent and ability are not that significant. Social status and family connections are much more capable to affect the decision rather than talent and ability. There are plenty of people who got accepted because of connections. It seems that this kind of acceptance has been a culture for Indonesia, and has been done through out history. Therefore, meritocracy is a myth in Indonesia.

by: Xyzquo G.D. Poernomo

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