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Potentially relocating from Boston - Need advice

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gilligan
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Working in Singapore

Post by gilligan » Fri, 29 Aug 2008 5:30 pm

Hi Vern,

You don't need an employment pass to work in Singapore as yet. Your employer will do it for you. Perhaps you can apply for some jobs here.

You say you are a private banker or in wealth management?

Perhaps I can hook you up with some of my contacts. Send me a PM.

1. Beaches are swimmable, the best ones are in Sentosa Island. You can also try East Coast park.

2. You can try wake boarding at East Coast Park too.

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Getting employment pass and job

Post by gilligan » Fri, 29 Aug 2008 5:34 pm

You might not be able to send a PM since you are new to the forum. Go to my friends website at http://www.maxima.com.sg and submit your resume.


Cheers mate!

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Post by mrsfingers » Thu, 11 Sep 2008 9:56 am

Jeppo wrote:
max's mom wrote:You need to come with your wife on a look see tour first of all- make sure her company will take on the arrangements to get you a work pass too!
This is completely wrong, a company will only get the work pass for people it's going to employ. No company is going to get a work pass for a trailing spouse. The only thing they may do is help with a dependent's pass or ltsvp.
My husband's company sorted out all the paperwork for my employment pass (dependent pass). I didn't have to do a thing. Good companies acknowledge that the success of an expat placement depends on keeping the trailing spouse happy...

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Did you relocate? I am a Bostonian considering relocation

Post by lanzi » Sat, 25 Oct 2008 7:45 am

My husband and I currently live in Boston and are considering relocating to Singapore. What are your impressions on the difference in cost of living between the two?
We are newly married without children, however we do plan for a family in the near future.

We currently live in an apartment in the Back Bay, and are used to a comfortable life in the city.

Our family income at the moment is USD 160K. How much would we have to make in Singapore to live with a similar standard of living?

Thank you

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Oct 2008 9:21 am

mrsfingers wrote:
Jeppo wrote:
max's mom wrote:You need to come with your wife on a look see tour first of all- make sure her company will take on the arrangements to get you a work pass too!
This is completely wrong, a company will only get the work pass for people it's going to employ. No company is going to get a work pass for a trailing spouse. The only thing they may do is help with a dependent's pass or ltsvp.
My husband's company sorted out all the paperwork for my employment pass (dependent pass). I didn't have to do a thing. Good companies acknowledge that the success of an expat placement depends on keeping the trailing spouse happy...
While you are so intent on pumping up the "perceived" importance of your husband, you, apparently, still don't know the difference between an employment pass and a dependents pass. You DON'T have an employment pass. Only your husband does. If YOU want to work ("Employment") you would still need to get a "Letter of Consent" to work and that will have to be filed by your perspective employer. Unless your husband's employer is going to allow you to "work" with his company I suspect that you have been given mis-information. Otherwise, enjoy your dependents pass as all companies who bring employees over on married status do this for trailing spouses. As for the tone of the highlighted text above...... :roll:

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