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Old 09-05-2018, 01:12 PM
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Hi guys! I am so demoralized after resigning from my first perm job. I was so happy that I got myself a compliance position at a remittance company. But who knows the work environment is just terrible. Being made to collect personal purchases for my boss, carrying large amount of cash (talking about 100k or more) to the bank. When I resigned, I gave 2 weeks notice but my boss asked me if I wanted to leave now, she can let me leave. I said okay then she asked me to change my resignation letter. Who knows, when my cheque came, she deducted 2 weeks of my salary. From 1.6k to 500 dollars. She only asked me about the pay for the day I resigned so I said since I worked for a few hours, its okay if I don't get paid. I am just so ignorant and I feel so stupid for not being aware that my 2 weeks of pay will be cut just like that. I should have known when she asked me to change my letter and she even made me sign.

Btw, my basic is 2.3k but I resign before reaching 1 month. I OT daily (from day 1) to clear backlog and I was never paid. She gave us crazy amount of backlog and expected us to clear it in less than a week.

Tried applying to so many jobs and none of them got back to me. I have tried agents too. What is the use of achieving a second upper and studying for a degree I wonder.


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Hi guys! I am so demoralized after resigning from my first perm job. I was so happy that I got myself a compliance position at a remittance company. But who knows the work environment is just terrible. Being made to collect personal purchases for my boss, carrying large amount of cash (talking about 100k or more) to the bank. When I resigned, I gave 2 weeks notice but my boss asked me if I wanted to leave now, she can let me leave. I said okay then she asked me to change my resignation letter. Who knows, when my cheque came, she deducted 2 weeks of my salary. From 1.6k to 500 dollars. She only asked me about the pay for the day I resigned so I said since I worked for a few hours, its okay if I don't get paid. I am just so ignorant and I feel so stupid for not being aware that my 2 weeks of pay will be cut just like that. I should have known when she asked me to change my letter and she even made me sign.

Btw, my basic is 2.3k but I resign before reaching 1 month. I OT daily (from day 1) to clear backlog and I was never paid. She gave us crazy amount of backlog and expected us to clear it in less than a week.

Tried applying to so many jobs and none of them got back to me. I have tried agents too. What is the use of achieving a second upper and studying for a degree I wonder.
I feel sorry for you. Every time I read about such stories, my heart aches. Here, we have hardworking folks trying to make an honest living and getting the short end of the stick by uncaring and money-minded employers.

Worst were where the employers also verbally and sometimes physically abused their staff.

I have been urging my younger colleagues to start saving and investing when the going is good, and not wait till the work environment becomes unbearable. We may be happy with our work environment but things can change especially once bosses change or economic situation turns for the worse.

Many times, we often hear people (ourselves too) say they want the pay but not the work! Well, when you invest (not trade) for passive income, you get close to the above scenario where you get the "pay" - passive income, without having to work for it.

I started my investing journey a bit late in my career when I was at a cross-road - deciding whether to change job or take on a new post in a different department. It has been 15 years since that decision point and I am glad that I started my investing journey. By diligently investing, it forced me to save and control my spending.

I am now at the stage of "I get the "pay" but not the work!" because my passive income has grown substantially. I am still working but I have options now! Different perspective also when you dont depend on your job for survival.

So remember, when you secure your next job, put some money aside each pay day and invest it. All the very best in your job hunt.

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Old 11-05-2018, 12:12 AM
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Unemployed since march 2007 but i'm still alive and kicking!
In better shape than ever.
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Unemployed since march 2007 but i'm still alive and kicking!
In better shape than ever.
You meant jobless after CNY of 2009? I know who you are.

You were in and out of depression for a while.
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You meant jobless after CNY of 2009? I know who you are.

You were in and out of depression for a while.
That's funny! You know who i am?
And it was 2007.
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I left my previous company in March 2018. I thought i was lucky enough to start work on the 1st week of April as I almost got an offer. I was arranged to meet the company MD after I came back from my holiday and that will be the last step of the hiring process. Then I waited for few days with no reply from both the company HR and agent. This drag to the 3rd week of April, they finally get back and informed me that the company decided not to have additional headcount. I was so shocked that there is such thing happening. At the same time, from another company, the agent me the company interested in hiring me, and again I reached the last stage of the hiring process, then the agent told me that I have one competitor which was an internal referral. This makes me feel that the agent is wasting my time and irresponsible for not providing me with accurate information. Worst still, I had to make phone call to Hong Kong to get interview and pay the bill myself. That was all happening in April, and these 2 companies had wasted my whole of April. Then, I just started looking out for jobs aggressively just 2 weeks ago, I am very lucky to have scheduled interviews for the whole of last week with 2 x 2nd interviews, and there are 2 more interviews scheduled for next week. I really hope i could finally secured one out of the few. My savings dry up liaoz.

I am here to share my part, and at the same time, anybody can advise what should I do to impress the interviewer? Also, I'm always stuck with question like "why do you leave your previous job", how do you answer?
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Old 28-05-2018, 06:28 AM
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I left my previous company in March 2018. I thought i was lucky enough to start work on the 1st week of April as I almost got an offer. I was arranged to meet the company MD after I came back from my holiday and that will be the last step of the hiring process. Then I waited for few days with no reply from both the company HR and agent. This drag to the 3rd week of April, they finally get back and informed me that the company decided not to have additional headcount. I was so shocked that there is such thing happening. At the same time, from another company, the agent me the company interested in hiring me, and again I reached the last stage of the hiring process, then the agent told me that I have one competitor which was an internal referral. This makes me feel that the agent is wasting my time and irresponsible for not providing me with accurate information. Worst still, I had to make phone call to Hong Kong to get interview and pay the bill myself. That was all happening in April, and these 2 companies had wasted my whole of April. Then, I just started looking out for jobs aggressively just 2 weeks ago, I am very lucky to have scheduled interviews for the whole of last week with 2 x 2nd interviews, and there are 2 more interviews scheduled for next week. I really hope i could finally secured one out of the few. My savings dry up liaoz.

I am here to share my part, and at the same time, anybody can advise what should I do to impress the interviewer? Also, I'm always stuck with question like "why do you leave your previous job", how do you answer?
at least u have been asked to go for interviews
although to be honest, the 2 coys shud have been upfront abt their own preference/arrangement
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Hi People!
I left my previous company in March 2018. I thought i was lucky enough to start work on the 1st week of April as I almost got an offer. I was arranged to meet the company MD after I came back from my holiday and that will be the last step of the hiring process. Then I waited for few days with no reply from both the company HR and agent. This drag to the 3rd week of April, they finally get back and informed me that the company decided not to have additional headcount. I was so shocked that there is such thing happening. At the same time, from another company, the agent me the company interested in hiring me, and again I reached the last stage of the hiring process, then the agent told me that I have one competitor which was an internal referral. This makes me feel that the agent is wasting my time and irresponsible for not providing me with accurate information. Worst still, I had to make phone call to Hong Kong to get interview and pay the bill myself. That was all happening in April, and these 2 companies had wasted my whole of April. Then, I just started looking out for jobs aggressively just 2 weeks ago, I am very lucky to have scheduled interviews for the whole of last week with 2 x 2nd interviews, and there are 2 more interviews scheduled for next week. I really hope i could finally secured one out of the few. My savings dry up liaoz.

I am here to share my part, and at the same time, anybody can advise what should I do to impress the interviewer? Also, I'm always stuck with question like "why do you leave your previous job", how do you answer?
Sorry to hear about your misfortune. From my own experiences with recruitment agents, I have learnt never to believe a single word they say until a written and signed offer comes along.

All these 'progress report' they share with you about how many rounds left, how well your interview was received, how many candidates competing all the way until the reason they give for rejection most of it is making up stuff on the spot.

At the end of the day these are 100% pure salesman, they will say whatever that is needed to keep you motivated and interested even if they know otherwise. Ultimately for them they are not the ones taking leave and time to go down for interview, if it doesn't work out you are just 1 out of 20 faceless people they coordinate for interview everyday.
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