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Old 13-09-2021, 06:17 PM
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Hi, how is the work life balance like at mindef?

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Hi, how is the work life balance like at mindef?
Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.

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Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
whats your DX grade? DX7? DX9?

and you mentioned in camp regulars. congrats, you are in the army?

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Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
Whoa, i wonder if SID is different.

Anyone with SID application experience? Of course, nothing revealing.
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Old 16-09-2021, 03:22 PM
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seems like getting a job at mindef is really competitive. can anyone share the timeline after the first interview?
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anyone have experience in the application process for SID?
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Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
I feel you, I'm in the defence ecosystem as well. It's really the biggest government welfare program in sg, sometimes I feel guilty of wasting taxpayers' money this way. The only way to continue living with myself is to justify that it is for the defence of the country, but I also find this meaning quite comical as I don't even like living here.
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Any fresh grads here still looking for jobs while waiting to hear from mindef? :/


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Any fresh grads here still looking for jobs while waiting to hear from mindef? :/
how long have you been waiting?
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Anyone got offered recently? Had a Low 4 offer. Not sure if it's the norm


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