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Change job in the first months?

Postby VincentFreeman » Fri, 27 May 2011 10:21 pm

Hi people, I am about to come over to Singapore and I would enjoy living there. Therefore I am interested in finding a job. At the moment, I might get an offer, which I am happy about. It is, however, low payment and the requirements are below my experience and education. Therefore I wonder if it may be possible to change the job after a few months if a better offer comes up or if that may cause problems with visa or other bureaucracy. I have heard that you may depend on your first employer for a year or two, that's why I am asking...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 27 May 2011 11:01 pm

Just because your employment visa is approved for one employer does not guarantee it will be approved for the next one. Your gamble.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 27 May 2011 11:59 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just because your employment visa is approved for one employer does not guarantee it will be approved for the next one. Your gamble.


I beg to differ a wee bit ..

:D :D if your salary is in 5 figure .. then maybe MOM cares less .. and as long as your next employer is big .. then .. your call

But, in your resume would it look nice to have been an obvious job-jumper ?? :(

Vincent: while I too would like to be a CEO, my employer can only offer me a post as engineer .. are you in the same predicament ??? :D

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 28 May 2011 6:49 am

ecureilx wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Just because your employment visa is approved for one employer does not guarantee it will be approved for the next one. Your gamble.


I beg to differ a wee bit ..

:D :D if your salary is in 5 figure .. then maybe MOM cares less .. and as long as your next employer is big .. then .. your call

But, in your resume would it look nice to have been an obvious job-jumper ?? :(

Vincent: while I too would like to be a CEO, my employer can only offer me a post as engineer .. are you in the same predicament ??? :D


Example:

I have been going around with MOM for the past 4 weeks over one of our technicians who has been with me since 2007. He was rejected last month on quota (not his fault, but damned locals who keep walking off the job!). Have tried to get him a job in two of our other companies (with lots of experience he didn't have when he started with us. Now he's been bounced for criteria but he had an EPEC as well when he started with us (and his school is still on the EPEC list). I'm talking about the potential of being bounced when you change employers. It's real and it's fact. Sorry, but we'll have to just agree to disagree as I'm quoting not from anecdotal evidence but real facts as they happen. I waiting on an appeal on the second application at the moment.

If you beg to differ, are you saying you can guarantee he WILL get a new job (across the board?). Didn't think so.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 29 May 2011 3:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
If you beg to differ, are you saying you can guarantee he WILL get a new job (across the board?). Didn't think so.

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Well, I too understand MOM has been tightening the checks .. atleast some on EP, at renewal landed them in S Pass, and at the S Pass renewal was rejected .. somebody is doing some QC I guess ..

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Postby richie303 » Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:34 am

If your salary is over 7K (I think it goes up to 8K this month???) then you shoudl have a P1 EP, in which case you can apply for a PEP when you have your first payslip (1 month) to prove your wage.

When you have a PEP then it is a lot easier to move around jobs and it lasts for 5 years.
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