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Can I resign and unemployed temporarily after PR formalities

Postby ng878 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 2:39 pm

Hi,

I have just completed my PR formalities today. But I would like to resign to seek a better job. Is there any problem will arise if I cannot find a new job within 1 month? (means I cannot contribute to my CPF at the first month after getting my PR) Btw, my PR will be cancelled by ICA ?

Thank you so much in advance for your advice.
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Postby xtasy010 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 2:46 pm

From what I know you can resign without fear of your PR being cancelled if you have your Re Entry Permit and IC.

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Postby econoMIC » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 4:31 pm

You are a PERMANENT RESIDENT now. Your PERMANENT RESIDENCE will never be cancelled (unless you pick crime as your new profession). So you can do whatever you want. Keep in mind though that you need a valid re-entry permit if you want to leave the country and come back. When it comes to renewing your re-entry permit you will need to be able to show income... but that should only be five years down the road.

The morals about you quitting now after your employer sponsored you for PR is a different issue but I won't comment on that.
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Postby ng878 » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 4:53 pm

Thanks for the reply from econoMIC and xtasy010.

Littlegreenman (econoMIC) , I would like to explain on the morals about I quitting now after my employer sponsored you for PR.

Actually my current employer didn't allow me to apply PR for the time being. He doesn't want to help me contributing the CPF due to company's business is not good. He even refused to fill up the Annex A form for me. So I just applied the PR by myself without my company's endorsement.

I have my own reason to become PR soonest. My brother is coming to Singapore to further studies. If I am a PR, then I can pay his school fees by deducting my CPF.

Since my employer is not willing to contribute my CPF, so I have no choice, I have to resign and find a new job.
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Postby jpatokal » Thu, 12 Nov 2009 9:27 pm

ng878 wrote:Since my employer is not willing to contribute my CPF, so I have no choice, I have to resign and find a new job.

No, it's the employer's legal duty to pay CPF, they cannot "refuse" to do it. Tell your boss that, if they don't pay the CPF, you will contact the CPF Board and then they'll have to pay CPF and fines on top. If he tries to reduce your salary to compensate, this is illegal as well, and you can also go complain to the CPF Board. On the upside, the 1st-year CPF is only a few percent (4%?), so it's not the 15% shock that your boss may be expecting...

Now, obviously, you are not going to be your boss's favorite after doing this. If you're disposable, he'll fire you at the next opportunity... and if not, then you can stay on and draw a salary while looking for a better place to work.
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Postby ng878 » Fri, 13 Nov 2009 9:26 am

jpatokal, thank you for your post.

Yup, you are correct. I also think that I am not going to be my boss's favorite after applying PR by myself without his permission.

If can, I will stay on and draw a salary while looking for a better job with better offer. My current company doesn't give employees Medical Benefits (means that if MC, cannot claim back money). What my company can give us is OT and meal allowance. But now company's business is not good, most of the employees also hard to survive because the basis salary is low.

jpatokal, thanks for your encouragement.
Ng


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