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29-04-2015 10:01 AM
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i work in a very slow paced sme.

stagnating.

however, i'm getting cold feet at joining public/civil service - bureaucratic way of life.
would there be lots of reporting?
endless presentations?
Depends on the culture of the organisation, and the working style of your immediate supervisor. But in general, there are quite a fair bit of writing and presentations to be done. In fact, the only way to distinguish yourself (for good career development) is to be good at writing and presentation.

If you're worried about these fundamentals, would suggest for you not to join.
28-04-2015 08:51 PM
ingenieur i work in a very slow paced sme.

stagnating.

however, i'm getting cold feet at joining public/civil service - bureaucratic way of life.
would there be lots of reporting?
endless presentations?
27-04-2015 01:00 AM
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i guess it's easier to switch from pte to public but not public to pte...

if worked for 10 years plus in the civil service..like age 30s...what job would still be available in the private sector that uses effectively the skills gained from public service? i doubt so..
Depends what you have been doing in the public sector. If you're reading newspaper, going for long lunch breaks and surfing internet all day then obviously don't expect yourself to be very useful in the private sector. If you're doing real work then the private sector will gladly welcome you. I know a few who have switched out and they have successfully continued their progression up to the top in the private sector.

One's potential and success is not limited by where you work and those who work hard are able to achieve success wherever they are. If you're stuck, sometimes you have to look at whether you are the problem, instead of blaming the organisation.
25-04-2015 02:23 PM
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local grad earning 60k per annum
2 yrs pvt
3 yrs public
25-04-2015 01:25 PM
Unregistered i guess it's easier to switch from pte to public but not public to pte...

if worked for 10 years plus in the civil service..like age 30s...what job would still be available in the private sector that uses effectively the skills gained from public service? i doubt so..
25-04-2015 11:03 AM
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Usually it is the people moving from public sector to private sector who has the culture shock. And it is also more difficult for them to move too as most skills are not transferable.
agree with this.

also, it depends what role and what sort of company you are working for right now.
for example, changing from a big fortune 500-type MNC to a small stat board would be very different from changing from a small private SME to a (relatively) fast-paced ministry like MFA.
25-04-2015 10:24 AM
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local grad earning 60k per annum
How many years of experience you have in total?
25-04-2015 10:23 AM
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i'd like to ask if people reading this thread have experienced switching from pte to public sector.

was it easy or a complete culture shock?
Usually it is the people moving from public sector to private sector who has the culture shock. And it is also more difficult for them to move too as most skills are not transferable.
25-04-2015 12:03 AM
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Total culture shock from private sector (6 years) to public sector.
local grad earning 60k per annum
24-04-2015 11:07 PM
Unregistered Total culture shock from private sector (6 years) to public sector.
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