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Forum: Income and Jobs 09-04-2014, 02:31 PM
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Posted By cslee
For most MX officers who rank from MX13 - MX9...

For most MX officers who rank from MX13 - MX9 during 35-40 year career, you can calculate how long would a promotion normally take. So, a promotion year is like a windfall year that only happens...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-04-2014, 02:27 PM
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Posted By cslee
Very hard to tell - just by 1 year of MI. Long...

Very hard to tell - just by 1 year of MI. Long and short, you should try to observe the boss likes who more.
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-03-2014, 08:35 PM
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Posted By cslee
Well, of coz, nothing is guaranteed, not even...

Well, of coz, nothing is guaranteed, not even your job. But at least, he is not disadvantaged and stand a chance. He privately told me that his MX7 PSC scholar boss has earmarked him to be the top MX...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-03-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By cslee
It's the long term end that matters, not short...

It's the long term end that matters, not short term start. Civil service generally won't give mid career entrants equal pay to their same age peers i.e. untested etc. But can catch up very fast if...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-03-2014, 02:43 PM
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Posted By cslee
Sound like someone who doesn't understand civil...

Sound like someone who doesn't understand civil service progression. A fresh grad may hit $5K at age 30 cos he/she starts at early 20s. But judging from his increment of ~$500 each yr (quite...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-03-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By cslee
I've a friend who joined MX specialist scheme...

I've a friend who joined MX specialist scheme mid-career. His basic pay is like

Age 35 start - $4.8K
36 - $5.1K
37 - $5.7K
38 - $6.1K
39 - $6.6K
40 - $7.1K

In addition, I heard he's like...
Forum: Income and Jobs 05-01-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By cslee
If you're truely of high calibre and is able to...

If you're truely of high calibre and is able to lead/contribute to the nation, you can try the MA/AO route: The Singapore Administrative Service (http://www.adminservice.gov.sg/)

The other...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-01-2014, 06:40 PM
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Posted By cslee
A close friend of mine was approached by a...

A close friend of mine was approached by a head-hunter 2 years ago - also similar position as yours. The offer was about $160K pa. Besides the technical requirements like CCIE, technology experts...
Forum: Income and Jobs 01-01-2014, 06:25 PM
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Posted By cslee
Thanks for sharing. You'll have to be appointed...

Thanks for sharing. You'll have to be appointed as a superscale officer for your pay to be matched. There's no way for CS to make this offer unless you're on AO scheme.

Just curious, what does it...
Forum: Income and Jobs 31-12-2013, 08:51 PM
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Posted By cslee
Don't bother, stick with your current job....

Don't bother, stick with your current job. There's no way for CS to match your current pay and position (not even close).
Forum: Income and Jobs 23-12-2013, 06:19 PM
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Posted By cslee
For those without good honors: All is not lost. ...

For those without good honors: All is not lost.

If you're just fresh out from school, every ministry has a large pool of candidates to select from. Those with less than stellar results are likely...
Forum: Income and Jobs 23-12-2013, 06:12 PM
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Posted By cslee
Thanks. But I have been hearing people saying...

Thanks. But I have been hearing people saying that the career progression is determined by your degree. Someone above just posted getting $4,050 offer with just 4 months of working experience due to...
Forum: Income and Jobs 23-12-2013, 05:59 PM
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Posted By cslee
CS offered higher pay becos your last drawn was...

CS offered higher pay becos your last drawn was below market rate. Otherwise, the norm is mostly cut, esp for those coming from foreign banks.
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-06-2013, 08:56 AM
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Posted By cslee
Wow... you said until like that then no one dares...

Wow... you said until like that then no one dares to join liao. My interaction with the DXOs was during my reservist time in a major airbase located in NE. From my observation, rather than...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-06-2013, 10:47 PM
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Posted By cslee
Encountered a few before. Mostly into part-time...

Encountered a few before. Mostly into part-time lecturing/tuition (general low civil service pay then). But with good increments & salary revisions in recent years, probably even fewer now (if any)....
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-06-2013, 10:39 PM
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Posted By cslee
Yes, if interns do their works, who need full...

Yes, if interns do their works, who need full time officers? :D
You'll still get a chance to network with them around and find out more e.g. pantry small talk, lunch out etc
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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Posted By cslee
I believe your question would be better answered...

I believe your question would be better answered on another thread called "All things about DXO" or something like that. Defence sector has their own systems. Having said that, seem that the defence...
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 11:43 PM
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Posted By cslee
Ok, I understand now. Most ppl at your age won't...

Ok, I understand now. Most ppl at your age won't know what they really want. It's perfectly normal. Make the best use of your internships and grow your network. Learn from one another experience and...
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 11:40 PM
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Posted By cslee
If I know of any, I would report them to CPIB :D

If I know of any, I would report them to CPIB :D
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 11:24 PM
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Posted By cslee
If you expect specific answer, you'll have to ask...

If you expect specific answer, you'll have to ask specific questions and give clearer context/background. You don't expect people to second guess your mind.
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 10:49 PM
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Posted By cslee
If you've yet to graduate, join their internship...

If you've yet to graduate, join their internship programme. Best to find out more directly from insiders.

Energy Market Authority : Internships (http://www.ema.gov.sg/page/54/id:115/)
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 10:37 PM
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Posted By cslee
It depends whether you're going for specialist or...

It depends whether you're going for specialist or generalist in government sector. If it's latter, discipline doesn't really matter. DSTA/DSO should be a good place for power specialist. Not sure if...
Forum: Income and Jobs 10-06-2013, 05:10 PM
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Posted By cslee
It's based on my personal observations. Even...

It's based on my personal observations. Even among local grads, SMU grads are generally better (in term of comm skills and articulation). You can look at their powerpoint presentation. I suspect they...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-06-2013, 07:40 PM
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Posted By cslee
15-mth is considered quite fast liao. But I beg...

15-mth is considered quite fast liao. But I beg to differ from ranked from behind. Once you're placed on that scheme, you'll be treated equally. Based on my observation, many diploma upgraders lack...
Forum: Income and Jobs 09-06-2013, 03:04 PM
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Posted By cslee
Your case is quite special. Typically, the...

Your case is quite special. Typically, the situation is reverse. Joined as Dip Div II, then go either part-time or overseas studies. Upon graduation, bosses like them (i.e. good performance,...
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