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by brian_singapore
Thu, 06 Jun 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Getting multiple employers to apply EP simultaneously
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Getting multiple employers to apply EP simultaneously

I suspect the OP is asking whether he can obtain multiple IPAs and then choose which one to honor. I.e. akin to obtaining multiple job offers before choosing which employer to start with. It seems the answer on this is no. And to sundaymorningstable and strong eagles point - this tends to piss off e...
by brian_singapore
Sat, 01 Jun 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Home office equipement
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Home office equipement

I am will shortly be moving to a work from home arrangement where I will be working from a home office 2 weeks a month. I have a history of neck issues when working for long periods with bad chair/desk setups etc. Can anyone recommend a place that specializes in ergonomic (home office) setups? I fee...
by brian_singapore
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Lost passport - Can I enter and exit on my other one?
Replies: 2
Views: 6296

Re: Lost passport - Can I enter and exit on my other one?

Thanks, response appreciated.

I have returned without my 1st passport as I accidently checked it in my lugguage. I wasnt sure if they would he as understanding if I left knowing I didnt have it.
by brian_singapore
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Lost passport - Can I enter and exit on my other one?
Replies: 2
Views: 6296

Lost passport - Can I enter and exit on my other one?

Hi, I am fortunate enough to hold citizenship in 2 countries and hold 2 passports (and SG PR). My re-entry permit is tied to passport 1. I am unfortunate that I've lost passport 1. I've checked on ICA website and can't shift my re-entry permit to my second passport as it's a different nationality. U...
by brian_singapore
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How long does it take normally for HR to decide initial salary and relocation package for expats?
Replies: 12
Views: 1824

Re: How long does it take normally for HR to decide initial salary and relocation package for expats?

Hiring cycle in Singapore is very slow by western standards.

Recruiters often don't provide updates until they have something to tell you.
by brian_singapore
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: HELP - Relocating our Domestic Helper from HK to SG
Replies: 2
Views: 2871

Re: HELP - Relocating our Domestic Helper from HK to SG

You can ask MOM for an exception approval on the basis she is a long standing employee and you have a specific medical condition she is capable of assisting with. I don't know if they will accept this as a reason. You can phone MOM (number on website) to inquire and someone will helpfully explain th...
by brian_singapore
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Employability of PEP vs PR
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Employability of PEP vs PR

A number of multi-nationals seem to be more keen on PRs these days as EPs (due to ratios of employers) come by. It used to be I didn't even have to discuss whether a hire would be able to get an EP with HR but now it's something I need to confirm before I can move forward. I've heard some others in ...
by brian_singapore
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Regarding PR application
Replies: 14
Views: 6938

Re: Regarding PR application

You gave away a lot of personal particulars in the public domain mate I dont think the public can cause any harm with whatever data I have disclosed.Name,Age and country is very generic I feel. Name, age and country is more then enough to identify you with a high degree of precision if not outright...
by brian_singapore
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Success stories of your partner employment DH > LOC/EP / Advice needed
Replies: 19
Views: 3001

Re: Success stories of your partner employment DH > LOC/EP / Advice needed

As someone who has moved (with my wife) frequently over the last 20 years to new countries with one of us (sometimes me!) being the trailing spouse, we always moved together and trusted in our ability to find good work. Our experience in Singapore: I moved here with a position. My wife came and wait...
by brian_singapore
Mon, 26 Nov 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Christmas catering
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Re: Christmas catering

Not sure if this is what your looking for, but we have always been very happy ordering from FairPrice Xtra.
by brian_singapore
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What to take with me to Singapore?
Replies: 5
Views: 1673

Re: What to take with me to Singapore?

I don't think you need to worry about bringing anything unless there is something very spanish you will miss.... but even that you may be able to find. Singapore is very cosmopolitan. It has plenty of sunscreen. It probably has all of the global brands your used to. You might try taking a look at ht...
by brian_singapore
Mon, 03 Sep 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Thoughts on PR application
Replies: 12
Views: 4006

Re: Thoughts on PR application

Don't you need things like copies of your SG tax assessments as proof of paying taxes and the like?

Is it possible the government would grant PR if you don't live here (baring the super rich).
by brian_singapore
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt

I think credit bureau check is a standard check carried out by screening agencies such as FirstAdvantage and Hire Right used by MNC banks. Other than the possibility of an individual could embezzle funds to cover debts, there is also a fear that an employee who has access to sensitive client data c...
by brian_singapore
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Relocating, Moving to Singapore
Topic: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt
Replies: 10
Views: 3664

Re: Lost job in Singapore with Credit Card debt

Sadly, I recently lost a hire because she had a (very) poor credit rating. HR refused to extend an offer due to this. I had a long argument with them as the position did not involve anything remotely financial (i.e. no possibility the individual could embezzle funds to cover debt etc.) but they were...
by brian_singapore
Fri, 24 Aug 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Property Talk, Housing & Rental
Topic: Room uninhabitable - termination of contract?
Replies: 17
Views: 2123

Re: Room uninhabitable - termination of contract?

Yeah, it's basically an utility room but it actually got shelter instructions on the door. Only paid 500$ deposit plus the same for the first month's rent. But I might be able to upgrade to another room in the neighborhood without paying penalty. Since it's a very nice apartment with modern ameniti...

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