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Negotiate salary after EP approved

Post by eren_jaeger » Wed, 28 Nov 2018 6:12 am

Hi I got dilemma here I interviewed with this SG company and got offered the salary I expected, after scouting around only I found out the market rate should be higher than what I asked earlier.
However I have signed the offer letter and my employment pass was approved few days ago. Can I still negotiate my salary with the company ?My concern is the salary amount that I asked earlier was reflected in the employment pass application form I filled. So if wanna ask for higher now, is it possible?
Had anyone done it before?

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Re: Negotiate salary after EP approved

Post by The Ref » Wed, 28 Nov 2018 4:02 pm

You have the option of rejecting the pass and asking the employer to offer you more money, then resubmit the new paperwork. Upside you get a higher salary. Downside you dont have a job or a pass and have to leave the country. If its the salary you expected then it is probably what you discussed and asked for in negotiations.

Its up to you to determine the risk

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Re: Negotiate salary after EP approved

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 28 Nov 2018 10:20 pm

I've not seen a circumstance where a new pass needed to be issued because of an increase in salary. Example: I give an EP employee a raise. He's still on the same EP.

So... you can try and negotiate; however, you agreed to a wage, were happy to work, and if it were I that hired you, I'd tell you to stuff it. I'd cancel your pass because you have proven to be the kind of employee I wouldn't want. Your word is worth nothing.

Again, your new employer _could_ give you more money without resubmitting the pass, and, unless you have a skill that they cannot live without, they may summarily withdraw their offer.

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Re: Negotiate salary after EP approved

Post by eren_jaeger » Thu, 29 Nov 2018 10:56 am

Thank you. I am currently working in my home country now. If I found another better offer in my country and reject the offer of this Singaporean company even though they have applied EP for me and the EP got approved, would my name be reported/blacklisted by Singapore Ministry of Manpower? Which means in the future will it be hard or impossible for me to get a job in Singapore if I were to find one there?

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Re: Negotiate salary after EP approved

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:05 pm

eren_jaeger wrote:Thank you. I am currently working in my home country now. If I found another better offer in my country and reject the offer of this Singaporean company even though they have applied EP for me and the EP got approved, would my name be reported/blacklisted by Singapore Ministry of Manpower? Which means in the future will it be hard or impossible for me to get a job in Singapore if I were to find one there?
First, this is a different circumstance than simply finding another job in Singapore that pays more... that's the usual, "I got a better offer".

In this case, I would ask if they can increase your salary... if you want to work in Singapore. I think you have a decision that you have not fully made... which is it that matters more... the money or Singapore?

There is no blacklist, per se. The company will contact MoM to cancel your EP... this is not unusual... cancelled EP's that is. The company will probably have their own blacklist on you... after all, you stiffed them at the altar, as it were. And Singapore is a small enough community that others may hear about you through the grapevine... but there's no formal blacklist for not taking a job... you're free to apply again.

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