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Want to know why work permits are rejected

Postby Niseishi » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 11:38 am

I'm a Sarawakian who is trying to work in Singapore. With no past of working in Singapore, prior convictions or anything (heck, I even have applied for my CNCC twice and got approved), I can't understand why the MOM could possibly be rejecting my application for a work permit. Surely, they must have some rational reason (geez, it's Singapore for cryin' out loud!) and I totally understand. But without anything solid other than 'denied due to internal criteria', I have had my work permit rejected for everything including as a doorman for a hotel!?! I'm a Diploma holder!!! In Mass Communications!!! With over 8 years working experience!!! All I'm asking is for an honest job, preferably in another line which I can start over in...that's not too much to ask is it? Or is it?

I heard about the terrible things that happened involving some 7 Sarawakians who robbed and killed people in Singapore recently and my heart really goes out to the victims and their families. I really do. And if anyone deserves to be angry about their actions besides their victim's family and friends is ME!!! Damn these people!!! Because of these people, even though I'm trying to start my life over by working my way back out of debt and anxiety and get my life back on track HONESTLY..., I have to get screwed by these people? I don't even know these people. I don't have money or a job or anything but I don't steal or kill. Shit, even if it came down to it, I'm not going down like that for anything so lame as loose change and a porno mag. Nothing like having the rug pulled out from under you by "your own people" whom you don't even know. But I digress...

Whether or not these people and my status as a non-Chinese Sarawakian has anything to do with it, I want to know if anyone can thing of a more logical reason MOM has to deny me a work permit? I mean there has to be a better reason that what I just came up with. I'm malaysian so please pardon the ranting and the lame assumptions.

Hell, I know even if I do work in Singapore, the Singaporean people have a right to be angry at Sarawakians and some of that prejudice, warranted or not, will affect me but I am prepared to work hard and prove to them that at the very least I am not like that.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:40 pm

Internal criteria? Means they have changed the OB markers and there are sufficient locals to the job, therefore there is no reason to hire foreigners for positions that can be given to locals. Thems the breaks. You could go to KL and apply for work there.

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Postby ksl » Wed, 30 Mar 2011 2:31 pm

My guess is that you will have to target jobs Singaporeans don't like to do, like hard factory work, the pay isn't brilliant at all, but if you have your head screwed on right, you can work up to a respectable increase in income. Language maybe a problem for some positions as we deal in Chinese products, though we occasionally take others for the manual tasks where Chinese language isn't a requirement on the production side.

We have taken one Malaysian Chinese who was rejected S pass with his degree, though he was given a WP.

You can send your CV with picture, and we can put it on file if you like, as we are in the manufacturing industry.

My guess would be if you cannot speak Chinese, you will have difficulty securing a position, though we deal with Halal Countries too. You can maybe PM me when you have enough posts, has i don't wish to paste an email address on here, because of the spam they pick up.

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