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Postby maneo » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:02 am

Exit strategy???

Hmmm.
Guess that might be called retirement.

For some, it might mean travelling around the world.
For others, returning to the farm (still fishing?).

Some may just stay on doing what they like or just doing something to give something back.
To each, his own.

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Postby stacey » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:12 am

so it's basically like hotel california, you can check in any time you want but you can never leave :)
spooky!

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Postby starrylove » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:19 am

I'm sure anyone can leave when their contract is up. Singapore will not force people to stay.

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Postby maneo » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 12:30 am

stacey wrote:so it's basically like hotel california, you can check in any time you want but you can never leave :)
spooky!

Don't want to leave.

Such a lovely place.

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Postby fx8fx » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 1:50 am

stacey wrote:recently lost job in nyc. now i'm looking here & elsewhere.
something came up in SG. It is a decent role that I would take if it was local.
But it seems likely I wont take it nor make the move to SG.
Never been and so hard to get a good idea, so many unknowns.
I did get some great feedback here, so thanks so much all!


in case it's a decent role , why it's open for a person who does not have job now ? so anything is wrong on this position or you have any special advantages in this business?

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Postby stacey » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:04 am

I dont get your question.
Why would not having a job currently make you a much worse candidate?
I grant you it may be a slight disadvantage, but you dont just lose all your skills and knowledge when you lose your job.
I'd say, at least in NY, most people looking right now are those without jobs; those who have them are just trying to hold on to them.
Feedback welcome.

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Postby stacey » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:09 am

actually, I have to rephrase a little...
I agree with you that being currently unemployed makes you ever slightly less marketable, but a specific job/role opportunity would mostly never officially by limited to those with current employment. I;m not sure HR or recruites would think that way. They just want the best person for that role.
Yes or no?

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Postby fx8fx » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:11 am

I intended no offence when I said that.
It's just a common practice that the headhunter would like to ask " what's your current salary and expected one " , so in my mind it's very hard to bargain the package without an existing position .

Maybe the market at nyc is very happy to the candidate side now ?

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Postby stacey » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:13 am

I agree :)
One less card up your sleeve, yes!

well the job seems to be 'higher level' than what I was or could immediately get in NY. But something else is starting to shape up in NY, so hopefully.

Thanks for your feedback, I see now, and I also agree with that point :)

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Postby fx8fx » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 2:28 am

wonder how to discuss the un-employment status at nyc ? how is feedback from the headhunter or hr?

in general , here in singpore the local employment law does not cover higer salary employee ( more than s$24k, i forget the correct figure) , so everything should be based on the employment agreement .

as long as the non-competition period clause is fair , i think you can have a try at singapore if you dont need move family here.

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Postby kimtaymour » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 5:21 am

Listen Stacey.... i don't get why you post a a thread asking about how things is in Singapore while knowing that yoiur end thinkg and bottom line is that you won't make a move.. jsut wasting our time here.. wel Singapore won't need people like you whether you work in WTC or wherever there are thousands like you out there you.. but let me tell you one thing the economy and the market of asia is a super hot..

well stay in your nyc and get a job concentrate on that first and pay more time on it that in this forum
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Postby stacey » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 7:37 am

I Totally disagree with you. :)
I came here when I encountered the chance to move to singapore.
I have been actively interviewing with a company in the meantime, at the same time I've bene doing my research. I came here for feedback, among other places, and I got a lot of useful feedback.
Considering a move doesn't mean having to make to move.
I'm here to get help towards making an informed decision.
I hope you understand. But if you dont, let me know so I can try to better explain myself. Thank you! :)

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ny ny! it's so nice they named it twice!

Postby taxico » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:25 pm

i miss ny. : (

i miss the smells. : (

i miss my little apartment. : (

i miss sunday mornings in the city. : (

i miss heckling guys who say "houston" wrong. : (

i even miss staten island and its people! ha ha!

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Postby taxico » Sun, 22 Jun 2008 12:28 pm

i also miss the morning zoo crew! PHONE TAP! etc... sniff.

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Postby maneo » Tue, 24 Jun 2008 6:51 am

stacey wrote:actually, I have to rephrase a little...
I agree with you that being currently unemployed makes you ever slightly less marketable, but a specific job/role opportunity would mostly never officially by limited to those with current employment. I;m not sure HR or recruites would think that way. They just want the best person for that role.
Yes or no?

Unfortunately, there is more than just being in a better negotiating position if you were employed.

People in hiring positions will be suspicious about why you are no longer employed.
First thought that will come to mind (before asking you) will be, "what's wrong with this person?"

Even if you can come up with a good excuse, some may have lingering suspicions.
This applies everywhere, not just SG.
Just the way it is.

In your case, it's too late to change the facts.
Hope the story is good.
Whatever it is, make it seem like a positive thing. :wink:
Good luck.


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