Maybe you should know that there is something called a "completion bonus" and that's not included in the fixed salary so just 12k can go up by quite a bit, else I wouldn't have been thinking of relocating. No I am not a high flyer at all ( wish I was) but at 30, I don't think I am doing that bad either to be put right at the bottom of the pile.sundaymorningstaple wrote:oayaz01, do you have any idea of the number of applicants for jobs from foreign professionals are submitted each and every day in Singapore from around the world? When new ones come in they get put on the bottom of the stack unless they are from a real high flyer. @ 12K you are not a high flyer but a middle of the road type of PMET who is trying to take a job away from a local. They will give those a thorough going over, looking to reject because the 'locals' here have complained about subcontinental hiring managers and their practices here. It's been in the news far too often here and it is starting to make it difficult for 'average' PMETs" to get in now. I personally have to wonder about any manager who would 'quit' their job before the new position is well and truly secured. All contracts in Singapore are given with the understanding the it's not valid unless a suitable work visa is obtained. The IPA (In Principle Approval) has to be obtained from the MOM before you should give your notice to your current employer. There is a good reason why the IPA has a validity of 6 months (time to do your notice period unless you were escorted the door by your previous employer). One normally doesn't jump off a cliff unless they are reasonably sure that their parachute or other PPE are securely in place.
Assumptions are not something a good manager normally uses. But based on you being offered by a "huge" International Bank (something like a 'reputed' University at home?) and only being offered 12K sounds like you didn't impress them too much either. Good Luck and just hang in there. Anything worth having is worth waiting for.
Yes I shouldn't have resigned and I take that on the chin but again when your start up date is 14th March and you have a project deadline, you have to be proactive and that's all I been. And btw, you seem very stereotype thinking that a sub continental manager would hire me from across the globe.