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Old 28-08-2014, 07:27 PM
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May i know which stat board do that? Irresponsible in my opinion.

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I was instructed to do medical check-up while they doing the clearance - to move things faster in parallel, that's what the HR lady said. And I was specifically told that I need to wait for a final confirmation call from them once all clearance is done.

Another odd practice IMO is that I was told if the offer is confirmed eventually, I need to resign from my current employer first, then go down and sign contract with them.

Anyway, hopefully
wow. what if u throw resignation letter, then the HR throw bomb at u instead, telling you that the job is given to a better candidate.

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Old 29-08-2014, 04:46 PM
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wow. what if u throw resignation letter, then the HR throw bomb at u instead, telling you that the job is given to a better candidate.
I heard from my excolleague that this is normal in some statutory board. They'll inform you clearly if the offer is final. You can ask them to email you of that if they don't want to produce a hardcopy offer. An oral offer that is still pending clearance and stuff is not final and could have changes so better keep looking.

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I heard from my excolleague that this is normal in some statutory board. They'll inform you clearly if the offer is final. You can ask them to email you of that if they don't want to produce a hardcopy offer. An oral offer that is still pending clearance and stuff is not final and could have changes so better keep looking.
Is this considered normal? The organisation should have integrity and honour their words.
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Is this considered normal? The organisation should have integrity and honour their words.
This is pretty much standard. Any offer that is not written is easily disputed - you have no proof of an offer. To be honest, this works the other way too. Candidates who verbally accept an offer can and do renege on their acceptance. Hence the need for a written offer and acceptance.

If a company cites internal re-org as a reason to hold off on the written offer, I would think twice before accepting cos you never know if you quit your current job and move there only to find yourself retrenched after a few months cos of re-structuring.
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This is pretty much standard. Any offer that is not written is easily disputed - you have no proof of an offer. To be honest, this works the other way too. Candidates who verbally accept an offer can and do renege on their acceptance. Hence the need for a written offer and acceptance.

If a company cites internal re-org as a reason to hold off on the written offer, I would think twice before accepting cos you never know if you quit your current job and move there only to find yourself retrenched after a few months cos of re-structuring.
Yes I understand that a verbal offer is not finalised until a contract is signed legally. However, both an organisation and candidate should do their best to uphold their promise. If an organisation can go back on their words, it really doesn't speak much about this organisation. It would mean that there is a lack of integrity and they are irresponsible and unaccountable.
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This thread is depressing cos I also just received a verbal offer and am now waiting to sign my employment contract. Reading about such things made me worried man.
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Old 30-08-2014, 12:54 AM
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Experienced this before from the ministry then based at Havelock Road.

Confirmed verbally the salary and the post by the hiring manager and HR.
Told by HR to go back and wait for the appointment letter.

Weeks later, had to call the HR and was slapped with the news that there was a hiring freeze.

Lesson learnt - Did not tender resignation at current organisation until you see the appointment letter (Contract)
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Experienced this before from the ministry then based at Havelock Road.

Confirmed verbally the salary and the post by the hiring manager and HR.
Told by HR to go back and wait for the appointment letter.

Weeks later, had to call the HR and was slapped with the news that there was a hiring freeze.

Lesson learnt - Did not tender resignation at current organisation until you see the appointment letter (Contract)
MOM? Gosh so they didn't hire u in the end? That's so irresponsible!
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This thread is depressing cos I also just received a verbal offer and am now waiting to sign my employment contract. Reading about such things made me worried man.
Never resign unless you sign the employment contract. Verbal offer are meaningless.

Though for me, after switching jobs 4 times, my last one marks e first time that I resigned only after employment contract
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