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Seeking A Career In The Healthcare Industry-Nursing

Postby er » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 12:47 am

I;m currently working as a shipping executive in Singapore and now thinking of switching to nursing career. However, i do get some negative feedback that this is not a well respected career and also no career advancement. So i really hope to seek for your advice. Thank you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:15 am


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Postby er » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:07 pm

Thanks for your reply. By the way any CPF given to nurse?

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Re: Seeking A Career In The Healthcare Industry-Nursing

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:20 pm

er wrote:Thanks for your reply. By the way any CPF given to nurse?


CPF is not "given", it is taken, from both the employer and employee. Only PR's and Singapore citizens may/must contribute to CPF. EP's and work permits cannot.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:28 pm

SE,

That one's pure local. Currently working as a shipping executive? Local parlance for Shipping Clerk. Probably only asked because of the low low salaries paid to nurses, a large percentage of them are freelancing doing homevisits or elderly sitting, changing feeding tubes, catheters, and that sort of thing. (self-employed)

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Postby Jeppo » Tue, 28 Aug 2007 8:49 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:SE,

That one's pure local. Currently working as a shipping executive? Local parlance for Shipping Clerk. Probably only asked because of the low low salaries paid to nurses, a large percentage of them are freelancing doing homevisits or elderly sitting, changing feeding tubes, catheters, and that sort of thing. (self-employed)


Sorry sms but I know plenty of expats (asian) working as shipping execs that use that term. They could easily be from Indo, Malaysia, Phil etc.


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