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Old 04-03-2021, 01:21 AM
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I will be doing my TC at a small firm in SG next year. The thing is, I am living on my own in SG and renting my own place (family went back to Malaysia), which is not cheap. I have emergency funds but it's not a lot. I'm trying to plan my finances so I don't run out of money, since expenses > income during the TC period.

Can someone give me a rough idea of how long the TC+call break period lasts? TC is for six months and then there's a month-long call break? How come some people on Linkedin appear to have a TC period that is longer than six months? Is it safe to say that the maximum is say 7 months for TC and 6 weeks for call break (to account for unexpected situations), after which, even if I am only a Legal Exec, my pay will be at least 2k plus a month? Of course this assumes I am retained. If I am not retained, will have to find another Assoc position elsewhere.

How hard would it be to work a part-time job on weekends during my TC, or should i not consider this at all unless I am really hard-pressed for money? Would working on weekends be too tiring?
The TC period is officially 6 months (typically from start of Jan to end June). You get called end August if all goes well. Your call break (the interim period) is dependent on your firm - I know of people who have worked the entire call break as a legal executive, and others who have taken the entire call break off. Most will fall somewhere in between.

Holding down a part time job with regular hours may be difficult, but would largely depend on the amount of work you receive at your firm. At some places you may not be expected to work during the weekend at all. You can perhaps consider ad hoc jobs such as food delivery, which may provide a more flexible schedule.

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I hear that Fervent Chambers 2pqe can earn around there.

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I will be doing my TC at a small firm in SG next year. The thing is, I am living on my own in SG and renting my own place (family went back to Malaysia), which is not cheap. I have emergency funds but it's not a lot. I'm trying to plan my finances so I don't run out of money, since expenses > income during the TC period.

Can someone give me a rough idea of how long the TC+call break period lasts? TC is for six months and then there's a month-long call break? How come some people on Linkedin appear to have a TC period that is longer than six months? Is it safe to say that the maximum is say 7 months for TC and 6 weeks for call break (to account for unexpected situations), after which, even if I am only a Legal Exec, my pay will be at least 2k plus a month? Of course this assumes I am retained. If I am not retained, will have to find another Assoc position elsewhere.

How hard would it be to work a part-time job on weekends during my TC, or should i not consider this at all unless I am really hard-pressed for money? Would working on weekends be too tiring?
Iím actually in your situation right now, and Iíd say the answer depends on how xiong your small firm is. Iím TC-ing at a mid-sized firm with OK hours, rarely leave later than 8pm, and I tutor on the weekends. It sucks a bit that I donít have a single day to myself but what to do 🙃

(If you can, I highly recommend tutoring, especially JC kids. 6 hours of work a week earns me the same amount as 2/3 of my TC salary. Lol.)

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The TC period is officially 6 months (typically from start of Jan to end June). You get called end August if all goes well. Your call break (the interim period) is dependent on your firm - I know of people who have worked the entire call break as a legal executive, and others who have taken the entire call break off. Most will fall somewhere in between.

Holding down a part time job with regular hours may be difficult, but would largely depend on the amount of work you receive at your firm. At some places you may not be expected to work during the weekend at all. You can perhaps consider ad hoc jobs such as food delivery, which may provide a more flexible schedule.
Thank you for your input! I will be commencing my TC from the middle of '22 but it will still be 6 months. so I will plan for 6 months of TC income and 2 months of call break with no income just in case.

and yeah probably safer for me to look for ad hoc jobs just in case I have to do work over weekends
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The TC period is officially 6 months (typically from start of Jan to end June). You get called end August if all goes well. Your call break (the interim period) is dependent on your firm - I know of people who have worked the entire call break as a legal executive, and others who have taken the entire call break off. Most will fall somewhere in between.

Holding down a part time job with regular hours may be difficult, but would largely depend on the amount of work you receive at your firm. At some places you may not be expected to work during the weekend at all. You can perhaps consider ad hoc jobs such as food delivery, which may provide a more flexible schedule.


thanks for your input. i will be commencing my TC middle of '22 but it will still be 6 mths. i will plan for 6 mths of TC income and 2 months of call break with potentially no income then just in case. who knows with covid

yeah ad hoc jobs are a good idea since i may have to do work on weekends


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thanks for your input. i will be commencing my TC middle of '22 but it will still be 6 mths. i will plan for 6 mths of TC income and 2 months of call break with potentially no income then just in case. who knows with covid

yeah ad hoc jobs are a good idea since i may have to do work on weekends
If you need money then donít take call break and try to negotiate for full assoc pay pending call like what the bigger firms used to do. You can also nego to take your call break next time as unpaid leave.
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If you need money then donít take call break and try to negotiate for full assoc pay pending call like what the bigger firms used to do. You can also nego to take your call break next time as unpaid leave.
noted thanks! the firm in question is not a big firm so idk how effective negotiating will be but I think I will ask to work as a legal executive during call break at minimum. Your latter option of taking call break next time as unpaid leave is also a good one
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noted thanks! the firm in question is not a big firm so idk how effective negotiating will be but I think I will ask to work as a legal executive during call break at minimum. Your latter option of taking call break next time as unpaid leave is also a good one

Fervent Chambers is the cutting edge. We will pay 170k for fresh grad and so give u full call brake.


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s://.businesstimes.com.sg/government-economy/apex-court-criticises-nicky-tan-lawyers-from-rajah-tann-and-tan-kok-quan

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