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Job problems, EP and tutoring? HELP!

Postby ajm6 » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:57 am

Hi, I moved here a couple of months ago to work for a college and basically I hate my job. I am set completely unreasonable and unachievable targets and now my boss is telling us all we need to work saturdays unpaid and with no option of getting a day off in lieu. I am really fed up.

I'm from the UK and on an EP. Would I be able to stay here and look for another job if I leave this one?

Also how easy is it to get into tutoring English out here? Is there much demand for it at the moment?

Thanks for any help given.

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Re: Job problems, EP and tutoring? HELP!

Postby ksl » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:40 pm

ajm6 wrote:Hi, I moved here a couple of months ago to work for a college and basically I hate my job. I am set completely unreasonable and unachievable targets and now my boss is telling us all we need to work saturdays unpaid and with no option of getting a day off in lieu. I am really fed up.

I'm from the UK and on an EP. Would I be able to stay here and look for another job if I leave this one?

Also how easy is it to get into tutoring English out here? Is there much demand for it at the moment?

Thanks for any help given.


There is I believe demand for English teachers, try the private school on the 3rd floor at Kovan called" I can read " it is common for teachers to work weekends at the private classes, although i was told by one of them, he only worked 20hrs a week at the school. Many are Australian but they prefer British if they can get them.

I know its difficult to except a 6 day week if you are not used to it, try to adapt, because otherwise it does reflect badly on your motivation, for doing a profession one should love with passion and not for money! Take it in your stride and look for other positions, they are out there!

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Postby ajm6 » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 1:42 pm

Hi ksl, thanks for your help. Looking back at my post I do seem very negative, I'm not its just they're trying to bend what was in the contract I signed before I came so it's getting me down.

Do you know if I would be able to stay here on an EP if I found another job? Is there a time limit for finding another job before my EP would expire?

Any help welcome.

Thanks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 9:50 pm

You EP expire as soon as you leave the employer. The EP is tied to that employer and not you per se. That is why the employer has to apply for it and not you. Once you leave you will be given normally 14 days then you would have to leave the country (normally by air) and return to get another 30 day visa (or possibly up to 90 depending). It's rough I know, but you should ensure you have a new place to go to before you tender your resignation. Otherwise it could get sticky and definitely expensive.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You EP expire as soon as you leave the employer. The EP is tied to that employer and not you per se. That is why the employer has to apply for it and not you. Once you leave you will be given normally 14 days then you would have to leave the country (normally by air) and return to get another 30 day visa (or possibly up to 90 depending). It's rough I know, but you should ensure you have a new place to go to before you tender your resignation. Otherwise it could get sticky and definitely expensive.


True, but perhaps the OP can check out the Personalized Employment Pass (PEP).

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Postby ksl » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 12:39 am

Strong Eagle wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:You EP expire as soon as you leave the employer. The EP is tied to that employer and not you per se. That is why the employer has to apply for it and not you. Once you leave you will be given normally 14 days then you would have to leave the country (normally by air) and return to get another 30 day visa (or possibly up to 90 depending). It's rough I know, but you should ensure you have a new place to go to before you tender your resignation. Otherwise it could get sticky and definitely expensive.


True, but perhaps the OP can check out the Personalized Employment Pass (PEP).
Yes this may do it, if the OP is earning the minimum, is it $7000 a month to qualify! Anyway hang in until you get something sorted out.

If your contract say's it is a 5 day week, and they are breaking the contract, I would seek more help discretely from MOM, no need to mention any names in the beginning, just ask what if, and what are your rights, if you have any at all here.

I didn't mean to say you are being negative, it's just that travelling in Asia, one must be prepared for this kind of adjustment, it's not at all nice, and i know, because my wife also works 12 hrs a day 6 days a week.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 6:59 am

Yes the PEP is an option provided that he/she can provide at least tax supporting documents to support the minimum income level for the previous 3 years. Somehow, I didn't get the impression that the OP had all that much experience although I've been wrong many times before! :oops:

So if he's been earning more than that level in the UK it may work although a lot would depend on how long he has been here as well. The original post indicated only a couple of months......

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Postby ksl » Tue, 20 Jan 2009 8:09 pm

Ajm there was a job for a English teacher in the New Paper today 20th Jan

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Postby ajm6 » Wed, 21 Jan 2009 2:30 pm

Thank you everyone for your help.

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Postby Daniel Fogie » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 7:51 am

Hi .... anybody can help ?
How to know that somebody is in blacklist in MoM ? so that he/she can not work in Singapore anymore

Thanks in advance.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 01 Feb 2009 10:19 am

We can't and MOM won't tell.

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Postby Daniel Fogie » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 6:06 pm

Hi
Many thanks for your response.
If He/she already banned by MoM and he/she can not work anymore in SG.
How the way to make condition to be normal and he/she can work again in SG. Anybody knows the way ?

Thanks a lot ...
Daniel

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 02 Feb 2009 7:25 pm

Nope.


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