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Forum: Income and Jobs 08-01-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Well, you are only a fresh grad, and a biz...

Well, you are only a fresh grad, and a biz graduate at that so you would need to start off with a few compromises...

Nobody is gonna let you plan the big picture if you don't understand nor care...
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-01-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 42,429
Posted By aspenx
You have already put up with it for a few years, ...

You have already put up with it for a few years, why not put up with it just a little longer for the bonus if the situation haven't deteriorated?

You mentioned you have 12 months' savings, does...
Forum: Income and Jobs 24-12-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 946,145
Posted By aspenx
As a local and engineering grad, I left my SME...

As a local and engineering grad, I left my SME main-con after about 2 years. That was more than 2 years ago when I left. I'm in a better place now and not really an engineer anymore.
Forum: Income and Jobs 13-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,451
Posted By aspenx
This is a legit concern but uncalled for in this...

This is a legit concern but uncalled for in this situation as you really can't be sure if Company B wants to hire you at all.

The "test assignment" thing sounds like they just made you do work for...
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-12-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,275
Posted By aspenx
The general rule is that a pay cut (monthly...

The general rule is that a pay cut (monthly gross) is expected if you are changing industries.

On the other hand, you have several transferable skills that can be applied at the new job. Try...
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,431
Posted By aspenx
This is very true. In a previous job, I would...

This is very true. In a previous job, I would come in up to 1hr "late" and sometimes leave early if I wanted to. Reporting to work was more or less only for face time.

But my laptop was always...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Sure. I'll try to summarise since I tend to be a...

Sure. I'll try to summarise since I tend to be a little long-winded.

I'm a local engineering grad from a local uni with only average grades.

Something different from my peers is that I had...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 25,431
Posted By aspenx
If you are considering quitting, do take note...

If you are considering quitting, do take note that you will really feel the reduction in household income if you're not prepared for it. What seemed cheap/affordable previously will make you think...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-12-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Thanks! It felt like eternity... Things were...

Thanks! It felt like eternity...

Things were further complicated because I was trying to get a job outside of Sg as a "FT" too. Too curious to not try.
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-12-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Unemployed since 8th August. Finally seeing...

Unemployed since 8th August.

Finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Will be starting work early next year.

Its been hard not having a steady income but I had to quit to get the job...
Forum: Marketplace and Find Work 11-12-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 906
Posted By aspenx
Lightbulb Nikon Year End Sale

Downsizing my Nikon FF system. Keeping the lens and gear that I use more often so I'm letting the below go. Photos are quick pics I took with my small M43 and kit lens but you get the idea. All lens...
Forum: Income and Jobs 28-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,833
Posted By aspenx
1. Talk to your network who may have worked...

1. Talk to your network who may have worked with/under him/her. Take all comments with a pinch of salt
2. Research background. Basically look at his/her resume and career path
3. Take note of the...
Forum: Income and Jobs 28-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,326
Posted By aspenx
Thanks for the input. In the case of said...

Thanks for the input.

In the case of said contract, there does not seem to be any losses for the company based on what little information we have here. However, does it really negate the contracts...
Forum: Income and Jobs 28-04-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 17,346
Posted By aspenx
Good luck.

Good luck.
Forum: Income and Jobs 28-04-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,400
Posted By aspenx
Only my 2nd job was introduced through an agency...

Only my 2nd job was introduced through an agency that actually took the time and effort to interview and assess me.

For my 3rd job, I used my network instead. Said company couldn't do much for me...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-04-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 271,912
Posted By aspenx
"Way off the market rate" or not, we have no way...

"Way off the market rate" or not, we have no way to help you figure out unless you can at least reveal what industry, role/function, responsibilities, and your current monthly salary you are talking...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-04-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
I remember your thread regarding your situation....

I remember your thread regarding your situation. Are you still looking for a job? In the same industry?

There is one thing you can do if you are looking in the same industry. Try to get...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Example of one such platform to find work:...

Example of one such platform to find work: https://www.elance.com/r/jobs/q-singapore

Google for more.
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-04-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Your expectations for >2K is not high. But what...

Your expectations for >2K is not high. But what exactly are you expecting and what exactly are you filtering out?

It sounds like you don't want to do sales nor want to work hard. I don't...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-04-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 271,912
Posted By aspenx
I don't mean to be pedantic, but there should be...

I don't mean to be pedantic, but there should be a distinction between "pay increase due to jumping ship" and "annual pay increase due to remaining in the same workplace" (a.k.a "increment").
...
Forum: Income and Jobs 31-03-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 946,145
Posted By aspenx
True. Then again some bigger companies would...

True. Then again some bigger companies would provide free shuttle bus service.
Forum: Income and Jobs 31-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,605
Posted By aspenx
I'm in the same industry and live in the west...

I'm in the same industry and live in the west too.

My coy is now in the north-east and traveling time is 1.5hrs. Furthermore employees are expected to be at the office by 8. At first I thought it...
Forum: Income and Jobs 27-03-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 1,332,910
Posted By aspenx
Thanks for the tips!

Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Income and Jobs 27-03-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,824
Posted By aspenx
Post Hi TS, You have more than just a few...

Hi TS,

You have more than just a few problems. I'll just highlight three:

1. You do not know what you really want.
NOBODY here can help you with that. Sorry but no, we're not sorry.

2. You...
Forum: Income and Jobs 27-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 946,145
Posted By aspenx
Share then.

Share then.
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