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Can the end date of old job and starting date of new job overlap?

Postby fdfd » Wed, 26 Aug 2015 9:57 pm

Hi all,
I am currently working for contract in Singapore.
Recently, I got a new offer from another company and then my EP was approved quickly. I supposed to start working mid October.

I feels like completely dumb when the required noticement period is 2 months and I haven't submit my resignation letter yet for my current company. If I submit this week then there are 1 week gap between my last day of working and my first day of new job.

May I check :
1. Is it possible to have the end date of old job and starting date of new job overlap?
2. I already got Approved letter from ICA. Could I request to delay my starting date.

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Re: Can the end date of old job and starting date of new job overlap?

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:40 am

No you cannot. You do not have an EP with you new company yet. All you have is the IPA (In Principle Approval) You do know what "In Principle" means, don't you? If for some strange reason you don't, it means only when you meet all the criteria will they issue you with an new EP. This could mean Medical checkup (doubtful if you are already on an EP) or your old employer hasn't released you yet. You cannot get an EP issued, nor a letter allowing you to work until it is issued, until the old employer has cancelled the EP for their job. Don't even think about it. Not unless you want a quick one way ticket to wherever you came from, on your own nickle.

You mean the starting date on the IPA? Or on your Employment Contract with the new employer? The starting date on the IPA may be able to be changed, but I cannot say for sure as I've never met anybody that shortsighted before. You can, however, pay you old employer salary in lieu for the one week short notice if that option was in your contract and they are willing to go with it (that is what I would suggest) otherwise, you might throw a spanner in the works to the point that the new employer says forget it, you're not as clued in as we thought and then you find yourself out of both jobs.

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Re: Can the end date of old job and starting date of new job overlap?

Postby fdfd » Thu, 27 Aug 2015 9:16 am

Thanks sundaymorningstaple for your prompt response.

Yes, I only have my IPA letter with me and it states that the expired date for IPA is Jan 2016. So the problem is new Employment contract conflicts with the current 2 month notice period. I am sending an email to the new employer to see whether they can help to alter it. Hope the damage is not that huge.


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