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Yesterday 11:56 PM
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Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
I feel you, I'm in the defence ecosystem as well. It's really the biggest government welfare program in sg, sometimes I feel guilty of wasting taxpayers' money this way. The only way to continue living with myself is to justify that it is for the defence of the country, but I also find this meaning quite comical as I don't even like living here.
Yesterday 10:56 PM
Unregistered anyone have experience in the application process for SID?
Yesterday 03:22 PM
Unregistered seems like getting a job at mindef is really competitive. can anyone share the timeline after the first interview?
14-09-2021 10:37 PM
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Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
whats your DX grade? DX7? DX9?

and you mentioned in camp regulars. congrats, you are in the army?
14-09-2021 12:37 PM
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Hi, how is the work life balance like at mindef?
Honestly its the best kept secret. Mostly just pointless emails and KPIs to try to justify the billions in sinkie taxpayers money wasted each year. In fact, I was so bored at work that I managed to find out my current DXO role can be best described by the American anthropologist David Graeber in his essay BS Jobs. In it he posits that the productivity benefits of automation have not led to a 15-hour workweek, as predicted by economist John Maynard Keynes in 1930, but instead led to "BS jobs": "a form of paid employment that is so completely pointless, unnecessary, or pernicious that even the employee cannot justify its existence even though, as part of the conditions of employment, the employee feels obliged to pretend that this is not the case." The only job more BS than my DXO job are the in camp regulars.

I'd already had doubts about my DXO job and there were bits in his essay that resonated with me (some good confirmation bias there). It made me seriously ponder what I'll be doing for the next 30-40 years given its such a stable but unexciting career.
13-09-2021 06:17 PM
Unregistered Hi, how is the work life balance like at mindef?
10-09-2021 09:31 PM
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saw some replies previously stating that the final decision would depends on the higher mgment approval (even if clearances passed etc)
went back to read some of the posts, i get it now, thanks. oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait to first pass the medical and security before worrying about that.
10-09-2021 07:15 PM
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You mean that it's very unlikely to fail the clearance, and if HR tell me that I did, it's most likely for the 2 reasons you mentioned?
(Sorry kinda confused by the response!)
saw some replies previously stating that the final decision would depends on the higher mgment approval (even if clearances passed etc)
10-09-2021 04:14 PM
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sometimes it may not be the clearance but perhaps, they don't need people to fill the position anymore or someone else has taken up that position (according to the past responses from the forum)
You mean that it's very unlikely to fail the clearance, and if HR tell me that I did, it's most likely for the 2 reasons you mentioned?
(Sorry kinda confused by the response!)
10-09-2021 03:48 PM
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estimate nearly a week?
I know it usually takes a few months between verbal offer and contract signing/medical check/security check. But i wanted to know if it's possible to even fail a background check. I don't have any debt or history, just paranoid.

I read the medical check is just the usual blood test/eye check etc, so I'm not worried about it
sometimes it may not be the clearance but perhaps, they don't need people to fill the position anymore or someone else has taken up that position (according to the past responses from the forum)
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