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by Wd40
Wed, 03 Jun 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

Having an upto date linkedIn profile does more harm than good. If you are not looking for a job change, there is no need to keep your profile updated.
by Wd40
Tue, 02 Jun 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

My GP told me of a patient who is on WFH. His employer installed software to monitor if the employee is working and he has to explain absences away from the computer during work hours. If he is away for more than 5 minutes the computer starts beeping at him and his boss gets an alert. I am working ...
by Wd40
Fri, 29 May 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

@WD40, so you statement was just because you have only one kid and a wife to serve you. Life can be quite different for 2 full time working parents with more than one kid like P1 kids just got school started. So calling others liars or losers whose jobs are at risk is a bit narrow minded and judgem...
by Wd40
Wed, 27 May 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

I think if (A) the majority of our tasks allow for independent work, (B) we have the tech support we need, and (C) we don't have to juggle childcare demands at the same time, WFH is definitely the better choice... unless you're an extrovert and need people around to boost your energy levels lol. Li...
by Wd40
Wed, 27 May 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

Wd40, quite a generalisation from just your own experience. If you have a bad office environment without privacy areas and a job which doesn't need much collaboration with others, it doesn't mean all other offices and jobs are all like that. Also sounds like you were not allowed to work from home e...
by Wd40
Wed, 27 May 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

WFH needs lots of discipline! Easily will drift off to the bed, TV, games and more ... Agree with the others that WFH + HBL for kids = nightmare!!! This is why we cannot have good things. I am shocked by your statement. Are you saying this about yourself or about others? This means, you cannot be t...
by Wd40
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Will home sellers lower prices?
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Will home sellers lower prices?

I do see people still holding up their prices really well and High...market still not affecting them I guess. It is too early to see any impact. 1st rents need to fall due to rising vacancies. Right now, most affected are workers from F&B, Tourism etc those at the lowest level who stay in dormitori...
by Wd40
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?
Replies: 26
Views: 1515

Re: Working from home decreasing or increasing productivity?

I personally love WFH. The amount of time saved in the commute and the lunch is huge. That is like 2 and half hours added. How can that not be improvement in productivity? I personally find it more productive, that I can go and lock myself in the room and focus on my work. In office, it is always no...
by Wd40
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ
Replies: 9
Views: 1331

Re: So which one of you tards got busted drinking at TAPS @ RQ

PNGMK wrote:
Tue, 19 May 2020 9:59 am
Well my money is on it being WD40, TickTock or someone like that.
Me? Dont you know me well enough by now? I am that cheapo who picks a kingfisher can from the small provision store below my block and drinks at home in solitude. RQ with my own money? No way.
by Wd40
Fri, 22 May 2020 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Are you going to renegotiate your rent?
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Are you going to renegotiate your rent?

It is now a renter's market. We know a lot of commercial tenants are invoking Force Majeure and skipping their rent payments. I wonder how is it on the residential side? Are you guys still paying the overpriced old rents?
by Wd40
Tue, 05 May 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Domestic Helper & Babysitter Issues
Topic: Repatriation of Indian FDW
Replies: 6
Views: 723

Re: Repatriation of Indian FDW

Think about it, if your employer thinks about you this way. For humanity sake, bear with her until the flights resume, okay?
by Wd40
Tue, 05 May 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How bad is the economy?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: How bad is the economy?

There are 2 reasons stock markets have bounced and neither is good. 1. There's nothing else to put your money in and at the moment cash is trash. So the least of all the evils is shares, boh pian. But I'm sure most punters are holding their nose while buying. 2. Big Tech alone now represents about ...
by Wd40
Mon, 04 May 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How bad is the economy?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: How bad is the economy?

This forced WFH is significant event. Most Asian managers don't trust their employees and hence do not encourage WFH. But now they have allowed it without a choice. So I wonder what it's implications will be. Major workforce is foreigners and many companies have an offshore-onsite mix. So now it the...
by Wd40
Sun, 03 May 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Average duration of stay of expats in Singapore?
Replies: 18
Views: 6428

Re: Average duration of stay of expats in Singapore?

Article link in original article is now gone - what did it say? ('+10 years' in the Gulf countries?) I've been here since 2005 - westerner, own company, 15 years on EP. (& 3 rejections for PR, so far...I should have applied in 2006-09) I used to think 15 years was a long time on EP. However, I've m...
by Wd40
Sun, 03 May 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: How bad is the economy?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

How bad is the economy?

Hi Guys! How are you all! Coming here after a long time :) I had almost become like a like a local and was participating mostly in local forum(HWZ) mainly the Money Mind part of it as I am interested in stock markets :) Now that it seems a recession is upon us(again!). This is like the 3rd time in 1...

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