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IT Test Manager or Voluntary Work?

Postby shrim.s » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 2:01 pm

Hi,

I have recently moved to Singapore from Sydney and worked as an IT Test Manager for a very big bank back home. I am not sure if I do want to work here after hearing stories of long work hours and not much flexibility at the work place. I have an 18 month old and would like to spend my evenings with her. Would like to hear if the work hours are reasonable and bosses accomodating of mums at work? Alternately, I was looking to work for some social cause if I do not return to work. Is there any website with informaiton on all the voluntary work happening here?

Thanks!
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Postby prkravi » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 2:28 pm

Opt for the latter....you will feel worthy of it.
Like i mentioned in one of the other posts, work life balance is unknown here.

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Postby vozzie » Fri, 11 Feb 2011 3:43 pm

Try here ... I used it successfully:

http://www.nvpc.org.sg/pgm/Others/NVPC_ ... ublic.aspx

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:41 am

prkravi wrote:Opt for the latter....you will feel worthy of it.
Like i mentioned in one of the other posts, work life balance is unknown here.


I really can't agree with this statement. It all depends upon the company you work for and the people in place. I will say that I am a contractor, a hired gun, usually brought in to rescue failing projects. In my case, I expect long hours at the beginning... a fact of life... and when I achieve success, I could not frankly give a sh*t what others are working... I do what it takes... and if it doesn't take much I don't do much.

I have worked within a number of organizations. This so called lack of work/life balance is more due to the fact that nobody has the balls to walk out the door at quitting time because the boss is still there. I will admit that there are some bosses that are A-holes, more concerned with time than performance, but if you are good, you can put these clowns nuts in a vice.

I work mainly for MNC's. The better ones adopt work policies that mimic how they operate globally. That a few paranoid clowns are afraid to go home doesn't mean that you can't create the work schedule you need, so long as you perform.

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Postby metroguy » Sat, 12 Feb 2011 8:12 am

I've been working here for 12 years. I've stayed back after office hours only when I really needed to. I can count those days on my fingers. Other than that I always left on the dot.....and I work in IT too.
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Postby shrim.s » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 3:35 pm

Thanks for all your response. That is very encouraging and I do not mind working long hours when required.
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Postby ksl » Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:24 pm

shrim.s wrote:Thanks for all your response. That is very encouraging and I do not mind working long hours when required.
Yes destiny is in your own hands, and that's the way it should be! Working hard is great I love it too, and I'm afraid if there is no work, I would walk out, like it or not, my life is too precious to be in the hands of others. All work can be very rewarding if you get stuck in and feel like you have worked.

If your boss doesn't like it then stuff him, he doesn't deserve to have you on the payroll. It's respect all round or nothing. Just lay it on the table at the interview that you have a child and you have no intentions of working late unless it is really needed, a good hard worker is an asset to have!


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