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malarky
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Letter of Consent

Post by malarky » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 2:00 pm

Hi all,

I'm considering a transfer to Singapore and my employer will obtain an EP for me. My signficant other will be join me on a dependant's pass.

In terms of looking for work on a DP, how difficult will it be to find a job in the service sector such as customer service and retail work? Will employers be hestitant or put off if they need to go the extra step of applying for a Letter of Consent?

Can anyone share the insight/experience on this?

Thanks!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 2:26 pm

Sometimes you have to sell it to the employer as most don't even know about it. It's easy, there is not any levy to the employer, and it's tied to your EP (it expires and is renewed on the same dates that your pass is). That is about the only negative actually. Negative in as much as if you lose your job significant other also loses her source of income as well. So in that respect you need to always need to remember that there is no cushion in a worse case scenario.

We often use them as they are not a hassle and we don't pay levies either.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Mon, 27 Jul 2009 5:22 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So in that respect you need to always need to remember that there is no cushion in a worse case scenario.

Other than to hope Significant Other indears him/herself indispensible to the company and in fear of loosing said Significant Other is prepared to file for EP.

In the service / retail industry, however, more than a little tricky.

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