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Old 08-11-2011, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by rarashow View Post
Thanks for your inputs. It has been very helpful. I am referring to internal titles as well. Its interesting to see an AD pay scale starting lower than the senior manager. I expect some over lap between senior mgr and AD, but I expect the over lap to take place at the higher band of 8k. Were you working @ IDA before or currently. I haven;t quite got to understand the "auntie culture" could you share a bit more.

Will they hawk eye who comes 5-10mins after 8.30am for work, leaves 5-10mins early before 6pm. I terribly hate this kind of micro mgt.
The range is roughly like I stated earlier, but if you want precise number I really can’t recall, sorry.

IDA is an interesting org in the sense that there is 2 sub cultures. First and biggest group is of course the “aunties”, these are long serving people who make up the bulk of population. Whether they are directors, managers, officers, attitude about the same, no innovation, relax, everything SOP cannot change, like to pull seniority, regard any talk on market best practice with disgust etc.

IDA also recruit a lot of mid-careers from pte sector compared to other stat boards, so occasionally there will be some new director or manager who come in with drive to change, attempt to whip the old birds into shape etc. but they never succeed. They either stay and transform to the old bird group or get out rejoin pte sector.

By and large the culture is slow, dull, not receptive to change, but occasionally you might get a siow on boss but his / her “on-nees” wont last >1 year.


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