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Old 15-12-2014, 04:19 PM
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Hi, would like to check. Usually, does a 6-month contract include CPF? Or is it because if I'm not permanent staff + under temp contract, means no CPF?

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Any employment in Singapore - 6 mth contract, perm, probation - attracts CPF.

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temp or part time all is eligible for CPF as long as your pay is over 500$ if you are above a certain age. even 7$/hr job is eligible for CPF if pay is >500$

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Old 15-12-2014, 11:58 PM
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Ok guys, some updates.

I signed the contract with Company A, and will be starting work next week.

Company B just replied today saying they received my test assignment, and I've told them previously to let me know the outcome regardless of whether they accept or reject me. Essentially, Company B is not in a rush to hire, so they're taking their time with their slow emails etc.

Now, should I email Company B and let them know that I'm starting work at Company A soon and if possible, let me know the outcome by this week?

I wonder if this will piss them off as no one likes to be reminded or hurried, or should I just an-bing-bu-dong (let your troops stay still and wait for next move by opposite side)?

Tks!
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Ok guys, some updates.

I signed the contract with Company A, and will be starting work next week.

Company B just replied today saying they received my test assignment, and I've told them previously to let me know the outcome regardless of whether they accept or reject me. Essentially, Company B is not in a rush to hire, so they're taking their time with their slow emails etc.

Now, should I email Company B and let them know that I'm starting work at Company A soon and if possible, let me know the outcome by this week?

I wonder if this will piss them off as no one likes to be reminded or hurried, or should I just an-bing-bu-dong (let your troops stay still and wait for next move by opposite side)?

Tks!
You found a job with Co A. Good luck.
Ignore Co B for now. Most managers will be on leave anyway. If they need you, they will contact you in 2015. Contacting them might piss them off. If they do contact you in 2015, you can again wait your options.
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Nik,

Congrats on your new role in Company A!
To your question, my advice would be to drop Company B a note along the following lines instead:
#1 Thank them for giving you the opportunity to interview with them
#2 However, you have already received another offer and will be starting work next week
#3 You advise that you would appreciate it if you can keep in touch with the hiring manager as you love the work that they do.
#4 If there should be other opportunities in the future where they are in need of creative talent, they can feel free to get in touch with you as well.

There are a couple of reasons why responding this way can be advantageous for you:
- Your career is a marathon so your reputation is everything, especially when you consider that every industry can be relatively small one with a few key players, especially the creative industry which you are in. If you give Company B the impression that once and if they offer you the role, you are willing to quit Company A, it may give them the wrong impression about your integrity and that strategy could easily backfire on you.

- With #1 and #2, you are providing them an update on your situation in a professional manner.

- With #3, you are creating a way for you to continue networking with them for the right reasons, that you like the work they do. Flattering them in a sincere way will appeal to most people and keep you at the top of their mind.

- With #4, you are subtly positioning yourself as creative talent, which enhances your perceived value, while reiterating in a non-desperate way that you are open to working with them in future.

Hope that helps!

Lynn

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Hi Lynn!

Tks and noted on your advice!
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I screwed up my job interview today...

I couldn't sleep last night because it was the first job interview since I was retrenched 2 months ago.

And i screwed it up.. I was very nervous and I couldn't do the "Corporate speak"..

On the back of this news, My university friend is being relocated to New york for work, company granted him a at least US$500,000 stock grant.
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I screwed up my job interview today...

I couldn't sleep last night because it was the first job interview since I was retrenched 2 months ago.

And i screwed it up.. I was very nervous and I couldn't do the "Corporate speak"..

On the back of this news, My university friend is being relocated to New york for work, company granted him a at least US$500,000 stock grant.
Stock grant or stock option? There is a big difference. Also, what is the vesting period/conditions like? As with all things, don't look at the surface and assume it is all rainbows and unicorns. Unless you know all the details, it may not actually be as wonderful as it seems. There is no free lunch.
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Stock grant or stock option? There is a big difference. Also, what is the vesting period/conditions like? As with all things, don't look at the surface and assume it is all rainbows and unicorns. Unless you know all the details, it may not actually be as wonderful as it seems. There is no free lunch.
He did mention for the period he was there which was 2 years i think .. some people are just lucky. Can see his life improved like he dare to buy a firsthand $7000 rolex to wear. only 29 years old. I
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