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Old 05-06-2012, 11:06 PM
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I've heard of dual career paths in certain government or government linked schemes. In theory, it allows individuals to pursue either management or technical tracks. Heard that certain schemes in MHA, Mindef, some government linked organisations have implemented that.

How would both tracks compare? Interests/passions aside, could someone share which track is more "rewarding" in term of financial, progression, CEP, increments etc? I'm sure there're many government folks around here

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Technical track is something new that was being implemented recently. Reason: all the good people went on to the management track, nobody left to do the work!

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I've heard of dual career paths in certain government or government linked schemes. In theory, it allows individuals to pursue either management or technical tracks. Heard that certain schemes in MHA, Mindef, some government linked organisations have implemented that.

How would both tracks compare? Interests/passions aside, could someone share which track is more "rewarding" in term of financial, progression, CEP, increments etc? I'm sure there're many government folks around here
by technical, I suppose you mean specialist scheme?

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whats the point. Management is the only way to move higher up. Being in a specialist does not bring you far. Thats reality. Choose if you rather be a principal engineer or manager.
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whats the point. Management is the only way to move higher up. Being in a specialist does not bring you far. Thats reality. Choose if you rather be a principal engineer or manager.
only eeediots choose principal engineer, which has pay maybe on par with manager, no need to say senior manager will crush the pay range. Best is, principal engineer may be able to do the work of a manager, i wouldnt agree if swapped otherwise.

Conclusion: eeediots dun think because you have super problem solving skills you can earn more, actually answering calls and using excel with O lvl also earn more than you gg bah
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A principal engineer can earn as much as a manager: We cannot just ignore the possibility. But yeah, there's glamour in managerial posts.
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by technical, I suppose you mean specialist scheme?
Yes, it can also be known as specialist scheme.
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Technical track is something new that was being implemented recently. Reason: all the good people went on to the management track, nobody left to do the work!
Yes, this is very true. Being a technical specialist requires you to keep abreast of technology refresh and upgrade. And you may need to learn new tricks regularly. It's pure hard work, as compared to being a manager i.e. no need to keep learning.

In my organisation, I noticed most are inclined towards management tracks. I think it's probably prompt them to introduce technical track.
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A principal engineer can earn as much as a manager: We cannot just ignore the possibility. But yeah, there's glamour in managerial posts.
Too many ppl aiming for managerial posts. Recently, my boss "asked" me to relinquish my managerial post. Reason being I am "targeted" to be on specialist scheme to be announced later. Since I'm more technically inclined than the rest, I guess this is also to make limited "space" for other aspiring managerial candidates.

From what I observe, it's overcrowded in the traditional managerial space and you'll face much less competition in the technical space. Since this is so new, I would like to seek advise on folks who are already on the specialist track.


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are you referring to Civil Service? I didn't know that CS has technical schemes for IT pple.
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