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Postby atozprime » Wed, 27 May 2009 12:16 pm

cadenze wrote:
atozprime wrote:Curiousity can kill a 'cad'... :D :shock: :o

I am also very curious about your identity too. Depending on stream, maybe you are working with me side by side... :P

Just ask around and maybe you can find out who I am.


I think I've seen your nick before in the atcas forum. If my memory serves me well... not from the same stream. In any case, what makes you think I'm still a controller? I could be trying to mislead everyone heh...

One thing which A7700 said is very true... you don't bring work home. However, shift work is not suitable for everyone out there especially if you have a family to care for.


To 'Cad'...you do have a good memory :D I did use the same nick in the atcas forum.

To 'A7700'...good morning to you too. Glad that so many have come out from the crowd to clarify the 'picture'.

I believe that in any job, there will be those who just keep quiet and go along with the rest even though they do not like what they are doing. Then there are some who will complain and complain but still hang to the job.

Well, now its up to the rest to think and judge for themselves if they want this job.

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Postby eerie » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 1:07 am

Look what i found.
http://www.payscale.com/research/SG/Job ... ler/Salary

fairly accurate?

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Postby chooniE » Tue, 02 Jun 2009 5:36 pm

Hey Guys!

Happy to see some positive remarks about ATC here. It does make a big difference on my thoughts (as compared to reading those negative remarks at the 1st & 2nd pages.)

Thanks for the updates from some that mentioned about the reduction in bond and change in shift arrangement etc. And I totally agree about the good part of shift work and no-bring-home-work thing (well.. cos my current job requires me to do so. :? )

hmmm.. should think hard about it.

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Postby A7700 » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 10:47 am

eerie wrote:Look what i found.
http://www.payscale.com/research/SG/Job ... ler/Salary

fairly accurate?


If those are annual figures.... then not accurate...
we are doing easily 25% more to double those figures...
( :evil: but nobody @7years got $121k annual yet...heehee...inside joke...sry)

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Postby nilnuk » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 10:56 am

Hello,

I passed the 1st test and they called me the next day to arrange the voice test and interview.
I went thru the interview yesterday and they told me they may conduct the tour next week. They seem very eager to get new trainees.

Firstly i heard from my frens that they give 100k PA after 7 years but then i cant find any info to support this. I am concerned about the remuneration part .

I would like to ask what is the monthly pay after trainee, 2 years probation and so on after that. Cuz i've heard that there is something like there's different tiers and after each tier u get more increments to yr pay.
"http://airtrafficcontroller.blogspot.com/2007/07/air-traffic-controllers-salary.html"

Interest wise i cant say anything cos i never experienced it , but i can do shift work and hate bringing work home.

And is there any chance of changing from atc to other caas areas if after a few years u dun like it.i am looking for a career not a job.
Thank you

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Postby maxpayned » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:35 pm

hi, im goin for my 1st test on wednesday. Any tips on what to expect????

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Postby nilnuk » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 12:57 pm

maxpayned wrote:hi, im goin for my 1st test on wednesday. Any tips on what to expect????


Quick reactions and alert.
Pay attention to the questions and the rules that come with it
good luck

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Hello

Postby 3NM » Sat, 06 Jun 2009 7:53 pm

Hi all,
Its been quite interesting to read the comments here, esp the 1st 2 pages. In all honesty, it's not the best paying job but its decent. Yes, not many would get $120K after 7 years, but uni grads, after about 8-9 years, with dual ratings, that is with a radar rating, you will be paid around 100K with bonuses and extras thrown in. i have only seen senior controllers of my grade, 2, getting around $120K, all in with bonuses and extras. That said, this was before the recent pay revision.

Dont come looking at the money, though its important, rather the job itself. Since the bond is only 2 years, come in, have a look. If the job interests you, then great, if not, so be it. Come in, have an open mind and give your best. You only get out what you put in, as they say. To all who are giving it a shot, good luck and i hope to see you all soon.

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Postby gauloises » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 8:01 am

A7700 wrote:This is an interesting thread....
I'm an ATCO.
I would also like to be able to contribute.
What I hope to achieve is to create a clearer picture of what the Singapore Controller worklife is like and hopefully the right people would come in to our very small family.
In the process, New applicants who are "referred" to the job by someone inside. Upon successful recriutment, the referer gets tipped a nice $500 referal fee. I dun mind if an interested applicant chooses me as referal.

Having said all this I would like to acknowledge the already present colegues:

ye_lavinia: your profile is still unknown... but where it comes to figures, your numbers belong to the old scheme. The current scheme is about 10% better at entry level. :o

atozprime: 10yrs experience... gd morning to you. :D

WSSS n cadenze: "yo yo! first half or second half tonight" :P

This is how we talk, right? Direct n to the point.



Hi A7700, i am interested in the job and would like to know more about it. You mind to PM me your email?

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Postby maxpayned » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 10:16 pm

will there be any math involved in the aptitude test?

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Postby nilnuk » Wed, 10 Jun 2009 10:13 am

maxpayned wrote:will there be any math involved in the aptitude test?

got

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Postby ATCwannabe » Thu, 11 Jun 2009 3:55 pm

Hi, I'm going for my 2nd interview tmr, any idea how it'll be like?

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Postby A7700 » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:26 am

gauloises wrote:

Hi A7700, i am interested in the job and would like to know more about it. You mind to PM me your email?


Hi gauloises,

I dun see any need to proceed via email.
There is quite a few controllers in this thread willing to answer the questions posted.
Continuing our QnA on the thread also served to share the relavant questions with other like minded job seekers.

The only point I see the PM should be used is when you decided to sign the contract already, the post me your name n information so I may inform HR you are my referral, then we share the referral bonus $$$.

You dun have to worry about trying to get any advantage/edge over the other applicants. The matter of fact is now CAAS are in a readily hiring mood and if you get choopped or not will be because you displayed ATC qualities and not because limited seats, chop you. k?
:)

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Postby A7700 » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:40 am

ATCwannabe wrote:Hi, I'm going for my 2nd interview tmr, any idea how it'll be like?


For all to know,
First interviews is normally a 2hr/3hr(depending how fast you are) computer test. For people who have applied for pilot in RSAF.. its the same test... (yar, I did them both before)... The test ends off with a DISC type test to determine your personality. My tip is to go for thie test fresh n go toilet before you begin. :roll:

Second interview n onwards is people to people interview liao. You'll see a panel of people who will judge if you are suitable for this job. Then either same day or another day the tour of your future workplace will be arranged. My tip is just be yourself... the interviewers wun eat you up wan :twisted:

Of course at any point please be interested and ask them(interviewers) about the job... like "NILNUK"... you should ask them , what the pay figure will be like after 2yr or after trainee phase. It a valid question! You need to know how much you bring home to put rice on the table...right! So dun shy.
The fact is now the new scheme figures have not been published in our ATSM so only HR people can give you figures for your question.

Cheers

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Postby gauloises » Fri, 12 Jun 2009 9:47 am

A7700 wrote:
gauloises wrote:

Hi A7700, i am interested in the job and would like to know more about it. You mind to PM me your email?


Hi gauloises,

I dun see any need to proceed via email.
There is quite a few controllers in this thread willing to answer the questions posted.
Continuing our QnA on the thread also served to share the relavant questions with other like minded job seekers.

The only point I see the PM should be used is when you decided to sign the contract already, the post me your name n information so I may inform HR you are my referral, then we share the referral bonus $$$.

You dun have to worry about trying to get any advantage/edge over the other applicants. The matter of fact is now CAAS are in a readily hiring mood and if you get choopped or not will be because you displayed ATC qualities and not because limited seats, chop you. k?
:)



Hi A7700, ok...thanks alot for the info. Looking forward to the next interview!


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