<NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

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Re: <NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

Post by smoulder » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 2:19 am

What's the issue if you do travel back? It can't be that bad.

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Re: <NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 3:06 am

If he going back to India, they are now the country with the highest cases of Covid.
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Re: <NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

Post by smoulder » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:30 am

Right. He should probably tell that to the HR guy instead of over thinking and asking for solutions to imaginary scenarios.

Like I stated earlier, regardless of the silly rule, most managers and HRs are human beings and are likely to work something out. They are also pragmatic - Sending him back to serve a "mandatory" 3 month long notice period would mean paying for a flight ticket, 3 months of salary and potentially have him sit in India without a project allocation (meaning that he's not productive).

This is based on my own experience with one of these Indian IT MNCs. In my case, the Singapore HR guy just asked me 3 things. Why I wanted to quit, he asked me to get approval from my manager for relieving me on the requested date and lastly he asked me if I was joining a client. There was no talk about flying to India to serve a notice period. The answer to the last question was yes but I was never allocated to a project for that client so he was OK with it.

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Re: <NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

Post by smoulder » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 11:44 am

Oh and by the way, honestly, I wouldn't have minded flying back to India. On company expense. It turned out that since I served my notice period in Singapore, between jobs I did fly back to visit family but on my own expense. :/

Obviously, this was a long time ago, pre covid.

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Re: <NEED ADVICE> Expat - Got new job with joining date in 2 months, but has 3 months notice period

Post by PNGMK » Thu, 15 Apr 2021 7:58 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 3:06 am
If he going back to India, they are now the country with the highest cases of Covid.
And a lot of places are no longer taking Indians in and Singapore is very reluctant as well. No guarantee OP can get back in.

In this case I would simply not fly home and appeal to MOM / ICA for SVP extension pending new IPA / pass.
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