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Old 17-08-2013, 04:10 PM
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What class of honors do you have? Do you serve NS?

Could you state work year(s) do you have a promotion or salary adjustment?

I notice that from 06-07, you got a whopping +1090 increment?!?! or +34.49%
and in 09-10 you got 10% increment, from 11-12 got 17% and 12-13 got 10%....

Could you state work year(s) do you have a promotion or salary adjustment?
Hi...

My qualifications are: BBA, Pass with merit. Served NS.

2006-2007 I had 2 x salary adjustment + promotion
2010 - Promotion
2012 - Promotion + salary adjustment
2013 - salary adjustment

Yea... like I said, some oddities that ppl will probably find suspicious. Each of us will get our breaks at some point in time. It's a matter of timing.

After a while in 2006 when the economy was booming (before the crash in 07-08), govt recruitment was bad, naturally it had to do some adjustment, especially for junior officers.

I'm there are civil servants in this forum who would recall these events. Do share your experiences too!

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Old 17-08-2013, 04:52 PM
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You're spot on. Timing is also out. $1K jump between 06-07 is indeed very suspicious. If the guy stated 07-08, it would be more believable, as some did have (or close to) that kind of adjustment.
Look at this link
https://forums.salary.sg/income-jobs/...-entrants.html

This was the major adjustment I had. Can you imagine, at that point in time, after being 3 years' in service, I was earning $300 less than fresh grads with degree?!

If they did not adjust my pay then, I would have left!

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I'm sorry but you're obviously nowhere near being a lawyer or a law student.

Firstly, there are the Big Four firms in Singapore are not called "magic circle" firms. That sounds ridiculous in the local context and is a term applied only to specific City firms in the UK.

Secondly, your claim that JLCs typically end up making junior partner at most in the private sector is complete and utter rubbish. Whether you're JLC or not, and whether or not you're first class, has no bearing on whether you make equity or senior partner. It's about your performance and how much rain you can bring in for the firm.

Thirdly, JLCs are certainly not handicapped in any way when they enter the private sector. On the contrary, JLCs are in huge demand because they know the ins and outs of the courtroom and the justices' chambers. They help draft judgments for High Court. Private firms can't wait to poach them when they finish their JLC terms, often with higher salary than for their peers. Many of them do stay in the judiciary by choice with the aim of becoming judges, not because they can't get other jobs (LOL)
Your reply is so condescending.

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Old 19-08-2013, 09:18 PM
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Is being a school admin manager in a local public school a very stressful job ?

Alot of complains from parents ?

Handle many accounts/funds ?
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Hi below is my salary growth. I am the slow grower here.

Graduate from Australia with Normal Degree in Economics no honours

Start work Aug 2009: S$2640
Aug 2010: S$2895
Aug 2011: S$3027
Aug 2012: S$3423
Aug 2013: S$4167
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Hi below is my salary growth. I am the slow grower here.

Graduate from Australia with Normal Degree in Economics no honours

Start work Aug 2009: S$2640
Aug 2010: S$2895
Aug 2011: S$3027
Aug 2012: S$3423
Aug 2013: S$4167
That's not bad. Your salary has grown almost 50% in just 4 years. Faster than mine for sure.
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is civil service sector better than ptd sector?

what are career choices for engineering student?
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Your questions are too broad, because you will get positive answers from people who thrive in the civil service and likewise from those who thrive in the pte sector environment. Meaning you will be back to square one.

To get answers specific to your situation, you need to let readers here know what your preferences are, your character, your interest, ambition etc..

Below are some leading questions to help you:

1. Is earning big bucks more important to you than worklife balance and job stability?
2. Are you good / thrive in a rule based environment or one where you have more freedom but with more risks?
3. Do you like meeting with people?
4. Are you a political animal?
5. Can you handle long overseas assignment?
6. Do you prefer to be the customer (read civil service) or the contractor (read pte sector)?
7. Do you prefer to be the one coming up with rules than to be the ones having to meet them?

I come across many young people like yourself who do not know what they want, so they asked general questions leading to nowhere.

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is civil service sector better than ptd sector?

what are career choices for engineering student?
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Your questions are too broad, because you will get positive answers from people who thrive in the civil service and likewise from those who thrive in the pte sector environment. Meaning you will be back to square one.

To get answers specific to your situation, you need to let readers here know what your preferences are, your character, your interest, ambition etc..

I come across many young people like yourself who do not know what they want, so they asked general questions leading to nowhere.
Thank you very much for your help! you are right. I really don't know what I want. kind of lost.

1. Is earning big bucks more important to you than worklife balance and job stability?
This is a tough choice! I guess I will choose earning big bucks!

2. Are you good / thrive in a rule based environment or one where you have more freedom but with more risks?
No idea abt this Q.

3. Do you like meeting with people?
Not really. Most of the time I feel awkward.

4. Are you a political animal?
No.

5. Can you handle long overseas assignment?
Yes.

6. Do you prefer to be the customer (read civil service) or the contractor (read pte sector)?
No preference.

7. Do you prefer to be the one coming up with rules than to be the ones having to meet them?
I will prefer to the one coming up with the rules.
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Old 24-08-2013, 11:33 AM
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Haha, your answers are normal/typical I guess - the kind of work and the environment you want or don't want will be clearer when you have a taste of them.

I will tag the employment environment to your answers below:

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Thank you very much for your help! you are right. I really don't know what I want. kind of lost.

1. Is earning big bucks more important to you than worklife balance and job stability?
This is a tough choice! I guess I will choose earning big bucks!
You want big bucks - go join the pte sector. Even govt linked companies pay much much better to their top performers/management than our top civil servant earn. Easy decision here.

2. Are you good / thrive in a rule based environment or one where you have more freedom but with more risks?
No idea abt this Q.
Eg. here would the uniformed service. There are more rules to adhere to, but pay is generally higher. The civil service also have a lot of rules to follow eg in contract awards, procurement processes etc..Some people like this kind of environment.


3. Do you like meeting with people?
Not really. Most of the time I feel awkward.
Hmm, this can be cultivated. But if you are really introverted, then civil service environment may be better for you.

4. Are you a political animal?
No.
Again civil service may have less of this.

5. Can you handle long overseas assignment?
Yes.
Both civil service and pte sector have opportunities.


6. Do you prefer to be the customer (read civil service) or the contractor (read pte sector)?
No preference.
Take it from me, the customer is always the better position.

7. Do you prefer to be the one coming up with rules than to be the ones having to meet them?
I will prefer to the one coming up with the rules.
To be the one laying down the rules, you would have to be in HQ or management position. But by and large, the civil service are the ones coming up with policies and guidelines.
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