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Old 15-01-2012, 01:17 AM
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No one here is comparing with you, in fact no one is interested in that.
You obviously have an inferiortity complex issue.
Keep the good luck to yourself, you will need it more.
Banks worldwide are cutting jobs, haven't you heard it already? Someone with your attitude would be the first one to be axed.
Taxi needs fuel, so do a banker cum bonker like you if you do drive. In case, you're still a freaking young punk which I suspect you are, the bus, the taxi, or your lau peh's car needs fuel. I'm in that industry that provide this and it's still needed till you are seven feet under or in ash form. But don't thank me, save it. It's not needed cos you need to pay for it.
I have been in this industry long enough even if I want to quit for early retirement, I can do so.
I do have a driving license and even if your worst fear does come true, I don't need to drive a taxi. I probably would relax by the pool - just like what I do in my 4 weeks off - or work part time in Mac for a stress free job. The yield from my properties are good enough to see me thru the early retirement.

Sucking the wrong tits is causing your level of intelligence to deteriorate. Go latch on your mum's and do grow up for your own sake.
My goodness.. you seem to have an uncontrollable urge to talk about mother's tits?? You must be a really big baby.. Your mother is calling you for feeding time... Tsk, tsk..

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My goodness.. you seem to have an uncontrollable urge to talk about mother's tits?? You must be a really big baby.. Your mother is calling you for feeding time... Tsk, tsk..
For kids like you, you do need a reminder.
And for kids like you, don't you have some originality, instead of insulting your own intelligence to plagiarise?
If you are not a kid, then you are just a low life bonker teller or back room operation masquerading as a banker. CMI. Nuff said about you.

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Old 15-01-2012, 02:38 PM
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For kids like you, you do need a reminder.
And for kids like you, don't you have some originality, instead of insulting your own intelligence to plagiarise?
If you are not a kid, then you are just a low life bonker teller or back room operation masquerading as a banker. CMI. Nuff said about you.
Eh your mum calling you now " Ah seng ah, come and drink your milk NOW!!!... Before i go over and slap you... ".. Tsk Tsk...

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Old 18-01-2012, 02:22 AM
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OIC, so you are a regular in the airforce (I presume). Frankly speaking, for your career options, I would advise you to sign on to them as long as possible, but best for you to proceed to convert to officer rank as opposed to you staying as a specialist.

If you are not prepare to compete with FT/FW when you ORD, then you are not prepare mentally. If you leave the force, even with a diploma or degree, you will need to adjust your expectation, becoz the experience in the force is considered zero to most employers. And question of Singaporean earn more as an engineer is irrelevant. Simply becoz you need to prove yourself worthiness before asking such questions. In outside, there is no such thing as pull rank, it is the result that counts.
Thank you so much for your reply.
erm.. i was thinking if i should apply full-time sponcership or take part-time at my own... If i take full-time, my bond will be extended till bout 37 yrs old. Part-time on my own i will not have any additional bond. Therefore, i could leave at 32.. currently im 27.. any suggestion/advice?

Anyone pls feel free to respond to this topic..

P.S. Irrelevant reply ie. quarreling, drink milk, babes, bla bla bla..... u guys can go to the respective topic and post there...
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Old 22-04-2012, 01:03 AM
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Unemployed 53-year-old Singaporean wtih NUS engineering honours degree turns to scavenging trash to feed his family

Unemployed NUS graduate decides to become “Karung guni” man Editorial TR EMERITUS


An engineer who was retrenched in 2007 had to resort to scavenging for rubbish to make a living and support his family of 7.

53-year-old Mr Koh is an engineering graduate from NUS with honours. After working for some years, he finally landed himself a top job in a big company in 1993. Subsequently, he worked there for the next 14 years till 2007 when he was laid off. Although the company wrote him a good testimonial, it wasn’t easy for him to find another job. After he was laid off, there was a change in his outlook and he began to centre his life around his family more than his work.

He has 4 daughters, ages from 5 to 9. His mother lives with him. Together with his wife and himself, he has to support a family of 7. So, why did Mr Koh decide to get into rag and bone (“karung guni”) business after he was laid off? As jobs were hard to come by especially for people at his age, he said that he wanted to get into eco-friendly business.

“Some of the thrown-away electrical appliances only have minor problems. It’s a waste to see them being thrown away. After I repair them and clean them up, they are as good as new.”

In fact, the fridge, kettle, fan, etc in his house were all salvaged from the rubbish dumps. He has been picking rubbish for the last 3 years. Every morning, he will get up before the sun is up. Wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts, he will be the first to go to the dump sites to look for good items to pick.

“I start work at 5am every morning. I will go to the rubbish chutes and HDB corridors to look for discarded items. I have to often endure cold stares from some of the residents.”

He recounted that sometimes, some people who saw him pushing a cart of discarded items would immediately cover their noses and avoid him. Others would throw sarcastic remarks at him.

“They thought I’m an illiterate who goes around picking disused items. I’m a university graduate!”

As to how much Mr Koh is earning from his rag and bone trade, he declined to say. He only said that he makes enough to support his family.

Before Mr Koh was retrenched, he disclosed that he was making $8,000 a month with bonus up to 5 months. He said that few months before he was being laid off, he whistle-blew on certain procedures in the company for being not proper. He felt that this might be the reason he was laid off.

“On the day I was laid off, it was raining and only 1 person from the company came out to see me off. It was pretty gloomy.”

Mr Koh recounted another incident. On one of the mornings, he was pushing his cart of loaded “junks” in a HDB estate at Toh Guan Rd. He stepped away to get his bike for a moment. When he returned, the whole cart and “junks” disappeared. At the time, there was a Bangla cleaner around. Mr Koh saw the Bangla cleaner came out from the utility room. The Bangla denied seeing his cart. When Mr Koh wanted to enter the utility room to check, the Bangla told him there was no key. So, Mr Koh had no choice but to call the police. The police came and asked to see the supervisor. The supervisor came and opened the door to the utility room. Mr Koh’s “missing” cart together with the items were found inside the room.

The supervisor after questioning the Bangla cleaner, took out $100 and gave it to Mr Koh, hoping that Mr Koh would let things rest. Mr Koh said, “After being busy for one whole morning, I was insulted by this. I feel very frustrated.”
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Wow!! Such an inspirational post!!! I'm really motivated now to pursue an engineering degree and one day become my own boss.... To be an entreprenuer and start my own garung guni business!! Whoopea!!!!!!

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Unemployed 53-year-old Singaporean wtih NUS engineering honours degree turns to scavenging trash to feed his family

Unemployed NUS graduate decides to become “Karung guni” man Editorial TR EMERITUS


An engineer who was retrenched in 2007 had to resort to scavenging for rubbish to make a living and support his family of 7.

53-year-old Mr Koh is an engineering graduate from NUS with honours. After working for some years, he finally landed himself a top job in a big company in 1993. Subsequently, he worked there for the next 14 years till 2007 when he was laid off. Although the company wrote him a good testimonial, it wasn’t easy for him to find another job. After he was laid off, there was a change in his outlook and he began to centre his life around his family more than his work.

He has 4 daughters, ages from 5 to 9. His mother lives with him. Together with his wife and himself, he has to support a family of 7. So, why did Mr Koh decide to get into rag and bone (“karung guni”) business after he was laid off? As jobs were hard to come by especially for people at his age, he said that he wanted to get into eco-friendly business.

“Some of the thrown-away electrical appliances only have minor problems. It’s a waste to see them being thrown away. After I repair them and clean them up, they are as good as new.”

In fact, the fridge, kettle, fan, etc in his house were all salvaged from the rubbish dumps. He has been picking rubbish for the last 3 years. Every morning, he will get up before the sun is up. Wearing a T-shirt and a pair of shorts, he will be the first to go to the dump sites to look for good items to pick.

“I start work at 5am every morning. I will go to the rubbish chutes and HDB corridors to look for discarded items. I have to often endure cold stares from some of the residents.”

He recounted that sometimes, some people who saw him pushing a cart of discarded items would immediately cover their noses and avoid him. Others would throw sarcastic remarks at him.

“They thought I’m an illiterate who goes around picking disused items. I’m a university graduate!”

As to how much Mr Koh is earning from his rag and bone trade, he declined to say. He only said that he makes enough to support his family.

Before Mr Koh was retrenched, he disclosed that he was making $8,000 a month with bonus up to 5 months. He said that few months before he was being laid off, he whistle-blew on certain procedures in the company for being not proper. He felt that this might be the reason he was laid off.

“On the day I was laid off, it was raining and only 1 person from the company came out to see me off. It was pretty gloomy.”

Mr Koh recounted another incident. On one of the mornings, he was pushing his cart of loaded “junks” in a HDB estate at Toh Guan Rd. He stepped away to get his bike for a moment. When he returned, the whole cart and “junks” disappeared. At the time, there was a Bangla cleaner around. Mr Koh saw the Bangla cleaner came out from the utility room. The Bangla denied seeing his cart. When Mr Koh wanted to enter the utility room to check, the Bangla told him there was no key. So, Mr Koh had no choice but to call the police. The police came and asked to see the supervisor. The supervisor came and opened the door to the utility room. Mr Koh’s “missing” cart together with the items were found inside the room.

The supervisor after questioning the Bangla cleaner, took out $100 and gave it to Mr Koh, hoping that Mr Koh would let things rest. Mr Koh said, “After being busy for one whole morning, I was insulted by this. I feel very frustrated.”
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Hi all,

I'm planning to do a part-time Electronics degree. But i dunno which to choose. NTU/NUS/Unisim/Others.

Abit bout my history... After my O'lvl, I went to take Higher Nitec(Dover ITE) in Electronics. After my NS, I went to continue my studies and took a Dip in Electronics, Computer & Communication. Got a result of GPA (3.75). Currently a regular in MINDEF as i took a sponcership for my poly studies that time. I'm 26 yrs old this yr.

My concern about part-time NTU(5 yrs) is that it seems really long and tough. Distance traveling there 3 times a week for 5 yrs is also a pain.. Heard many of them drop out as a full-time student. So i guess its even harder for a part-time student who are working to take the same exam papers as the full-time student.

About Unisim Electronics(4 yrs).. its only 1 yr diff form NTU and i dunno how reconised Unisim's Electronics is. Dunno if it is even sufficiant to futher to Master degree outside. However it should be much more easier as compared to NTU as it is catered for working adults.

I would go for part-time rather then full-time as im not young anymore and would'nt want my income to frezze for another 3 yrs.

I sincerly hope to hear some advice from any of u out there. feel free to comment pls......
Hi TS, let me share some of my experiences with you...like you I sign on with RSAF also under poly sponsorship, last time I was under PP1 scheme, where 10 years can get a lump sum but I choose to leave early after serving 6 years at 26 years old.

The transition was rough, most of the company don't recognise military experience even though I was in a technical position during my bond. You have to be prepared for pay cut and also start fresh all over again.

If you are thinking of leaving the force, the best advice I can give you is not which course to study but rather that you should leave asap if you have fulfil your bond obligations, you say you are bonded until 2015, that makes you like 30? Abit too old but I would say for people switching field, relavant working experience would be the most important thing.

Don't think about completing the part time then come out at 32 year old or even 37 years old...way too old
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Not all engineers are lowly paid as many put it here. Engineers work in a wide spectrum of fields - design, application, field service etc.

To TS, you just need to be in the right industry. If your interests are in Electronics Engineering and already have a Diploma in that, go for the degree. Try offshore if you do not mind being away 4 weeks in a stretch (you get 4 weeks off after your stint). Electronics Engineers in this industry working on the semis, jack ups or drillships are in great demand due to the shortage of skilled people. Pays are easily in excess of US$12K per month. Alternatively, you may want to consider working on some companies specializing in offshore equipment. There is a Norwegian company, a market leader in supplying the DPS system (Digital Position System) for offshore vessels and rigs. Even service engineers who are shore based (but have to travel offshore to work on these system) are paid well.

All is not lost as an engineer. If you do get into business studies and work in a nice office with nice girls, what do you do with them? Get to screw them? Fat Hope!!
I agree all is not lost for engineers,I work with an offshore company and the white engineers are paid 1000 pounds per day or more on an oil rig,our local diploma boys are getting good positions in this sector which highest paid I have heard is S$1000 per day on an oil rig
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$1000/day are the frogman. If you have connections then is bunkers, else engineers die big time. Anyway what do engineers do anyway? google?
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ya i have a friend who worked at oil rig for 4 years. SGD100/day allowance on top of salary. food and lodging provided.
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