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Postby mobilelaptopnet » Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:52 pm

Since there is no thread for women, if there are any questions corporate jobs for expat women, post here.

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Postby mobilelaptopnet » Thu, 13 Mar 2008 10:54 pm

here's the first question.

What are the views on women bosses in Singapore? and women directors etc etc? Do women boses get a lot of respect in Singapore?

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Postby durain » Tue, 18 Mar 2008 4:07 am

mobilelaptopnet wrote:here's the first question.

What are the views on women bosses in Singapore? and women directors etc etc? Do women boses get a lot of respect in Singapore?


for local or expats or vice versa?

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:10 pm

Why is this discussion posted under Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish? Is this supposed to be a joke? Or a serious question? :roll:
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Postby ksl » Thu, 20 Mar 2008 5:27 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:Why is this discussion posted under Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish? Is this supposed to be a joke? Or a serious question? :roll:


Because it's the biggest joke ever! :lol: They don't really want to work, just make it look like they are trying, for their spouses! Then ask for a pay rise to cover the shopping list :)

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Postby NativeTexan » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:46 am

My wife works in high-tech marketing here in the US, but works constantly with her colleagues in Singapore. Many of them are women, and the director for the whole of consumer marketing for the APJ region is a woman as well. There don't seem to be problems with women having strong career prospects and so on.

At least, this appears to be true in high-tech and in marketing. Beyond that your mileage may vary and maybe others here have insight...

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Postby ksl » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 6:20 am

NativeTexan wrote:My wife works in high-tech marketing here in the US, but works constantly with her colleagues in Singapore. Many of them are women, and the director for the whole of consumer marketing for the APJ region is a woman as well. There don't seem to be problems with women having strong career prospects and so on.

At least, this appears to be true in high-tech and in marketing. Beyond that your mileage may vary and maybe others here have insight...


It isn't that women cannot do the job's it's just more difficult to find a Job, if you are on a dependant pass, in fact I don't think i have heard of any women, successfully getting a fulltime, job here in Singapore., on EP, but self employed maybe.

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Postby maneo » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 8:20 am

Probably better to get a position on your own merit prior to coming than trying to get one after arriving on a dependent's pass.

In any case it depends on the skills and experience you have and whether they are of value to someone else.

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Postby pi-chan » Fri, 21 Mar 2008 6:22 pm

I think i should ask my husbands company to pay him moore, so that i can go shopping the whole day and stop writing applications - if i wont find a job on DP why wasting more time on applications :???:

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Postby NativeTexan » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 5:08 am

ksl wrote:
NativeTexan wrote:My wife works in high-tech marketing here in the US, but works constantly with her colleagues in Singapore. Many of them are women, and the director for the whole of consumer marketing for the APJ region is a woman as well. There don't seem to be problems with women having strong career prospects and so on.

At least, this appears to be true in high-tech and in marketing. Beyond that your mileage may vary and maybe others here have insight...


It isn't that women cannot do the job's it's just more difficult to find a Job, if you are on a dependant pass, in fact I don't think i have heard of any women, successfully getting a fulltime, job here in Singapore., on EP, but self employed maybe.
Interesting -- my wife is in the process of lining up job opportunties in Singapore from here in the US and she has leads into 4 positions with her current company, 3 potential positions at 2 other companies, and is lining up more via a couple of headhunters. Either they're blowing smoke up our backsides or there are definitely jobs for well-qualified women in Singapore. At least there had better be!

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Postby ksl » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 6:08 am

NativeTexan wrote:
ksl wrote:
NativeTexan wrote:My wife works in high-tech marketing here in the US, but works constantly with her colleagues in Singapore. Many of them are women, and the director for the whole of consumer marketing for the APJ region is a woman as well. There don't seem to be problems with women having strong career prospects and so on.

At least, this appears to be true in high-tech and in marketing. Beyond that your mileage may vary and maybe others here have insight...


It isn't that women cannot do the job's it's just more difficult to find a Job, if you are on a dependant pass, in fact I don't think i have heard of any women, successfully getting a fulltime, job here in Singapore., on EP, but self employed maybe.
Interesting -- my wife is in the process of lining up job opportunties in Singapore from here in the US and she has leads into 4 positions with her current company, 3 potential positions at 2 other companies, and is lining up more via a couple of headhunters. Either they're blowing smoke up our backsides or there are definitely jobs for well-qualified women in Singapore. At least there had better be!


Of course it's much better if you can get an expat package, once you are here, you would be on local rates...if a company want's you...and the laws are quite strict on employing foreign labour, with Singaporeans getting priority...so if a head hunter can get a place, that is the way to go.

I'm sure there is work enough to go around out here, although like i say, once here, you have very little to bargain with, she would be on a dependant pass, which means a company has the hassle of applying for application, if they have any quota to employ, I think it's 3 Singaporeans to every foreign worker.

Although skills above and beyond the Singaporean is what they are looking for, and if that's the case, any headunter will place her...otherwise, it will be on local income after she arrives, and that can take some getting used to, because of the hours she will have to put in too. Although you are better off asking some of your native Texans here, like SE, he certainly knows more of what's going on, or SMS too, he's in human resources, and is well aware of any difficulties.

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Postby Asian_Geekette » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 9:21 am

ksl wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:Why is this discussion posted under Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish? Is this supposed to be a joke? Or a serious question? :roll:


Because it's the biggest joke ever! :lol: They don't really want to work, just make it look like they are trying, for their spouses! Then ask for a pay rise to cover the shopping list :)


ksl, you're just joking. :) There are some women who work because it gives them a sense of accomplishment.
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Postby maneo » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 12:36 pm

NativeTexan wrote:Interesting -- my wife is in the process of lining up job opportunties in Singapore from here in the US and she has leads into 4 positions with her current company, 3 potential positions at 2 other companies, and is lining up more via a couple of headhunters. Either they're blowing smoke up our backsides or there are definitely jobs for well-qualified women in Singapore. At least there had better be!

There are.
Your wife is doing exactly what she needs to do -- getting a position on her own merit prior to coming.
This will allow her a stronger basis for negotiating compensation.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 22 Mar 2008 5:43 pm

Asian_Geekette wrote:
ksl wrote:
Asian_Geekette wrote:Why is this discussion posted under Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish? Is this supposed to be a joke? Or a serious question? :roll:


Because it's the biggest joke ever! :lol: They don't really want to work, just make it look like they are trying, for their spouses! Then ask for a pay rise to cover the shopping list :)


ksl, you're just joking. :) There are some women who work because it gives them a sense of accomplishment.
Yes I was joking! Although there are those, that would prefer shopping don't you think, rather than working!

What i mean is, there are many dependants, with no qualifications, so they really do have a difficult task, in finding a job here. If you have good qualifications it should be no problem, other than discussing income..and if here already, it will be on local terms, not expat terms. :wink:

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Postby ching » Wed, 26 Mar 2008 12:26 am

The other good thing about both partners getting jobs & employment passes on their own merit is -- less hassle if either one changes jobs.

If the wife has her own EP then she doesn't have to worry about changing anything about her papers if her husband chooses to change employers in Singapore.

I haven't seen any problems with women getting good jobs here in Singapore. One of my female friends is moving out here soon, and her hubby is the trailing spouse :)
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