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Postby JR8 » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 4:28 pm

Congratulations. I thought your dogged persistence would pay off.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 4:58 pm

Actually, 6 weeks is pretty damned good. And you get your foot in the door.
Congrats!

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Postby YankStuckinSuiss » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 5:10 pm

Yeah, well the advice you gave was correct that a lot of companies, especially the large ones have bad recruiting processes, I got in with a very local firm, the guy (a Singaporean told me)..."I can't find Singaporeans to do this work, they don't want to work lah! But complain, complain...it's in the blood". :lol: I think the team is going to be me and some Indians. :) It's cool though, I'm excited and relieved!
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Postby BillyB » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 5:22 pm

Well done mate - you got the reward for being organised and hardworking in your job search. Like SMS mentioned, it's a stepping stone.

All the best.

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Postby YankStuckinSuiss » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 6:22 pm

Actually sorry, 6 week from the time I got the PEP, 9 weeks being here.
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Postby nutnut » Mon, 11 Jun 2012 6:38 pm

As we discussed previously, 9 weeks is still bloody good!

Really pleased for you mate, we'll have to get a beer now! Give me and BB a shout soon ;)

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Postby futurebiz1 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:13 am

Congratulations on your job. Just a small advice from someone who has some experience with working in Asia and Europe. The whole concept of meetings, deadlines,work life balance, commitments etc. work very differently in Asia. IMHO, it is a little bit difficult to adjust from Europe to Asia than the other way around. A few hours of cross-cultural learning would do no harm! All the best bro!

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 2:46 am

Congrats!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 7:27 am

futurebiz1 wrote:Congratulations on your job. Just a small advice from someone who has some experience with working in Asia and Europe. The whole concept of meetings, deadlines,work life balance, commitments etc. work very differently in Asia. IMHO, it is a little bit difficult to adjust from Europe to Asia than the other way around. A few hours of cross-cultural learning would do no harm! All the best bro!


you should really learn to read the whole thread. had you done so you would have noted that the OP came here from Japan' :roll:

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 8:00 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
futurebiz1 wrote:Congratulations on your job. Just a small advice from someone who has some experience with working in Asia and Europe. The whole concept of meetings, deadlines,work life balance, commitments etc. work very differently in Asia. IMHO, it is a little bit difficult to adjust from Europe to Asia than the other way around. A few hours of cross-cultural learning would do no harm! All the best bro!


you should really learn to read the whole thread. had you done so you would have noted that the OP came here from Japan' :roll:


Taiwan lah, Japan issit?
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 8:47 am

Yeah, but I did that on my Galaxy Tab on the mrt and it's a pain in the arse trying to go back and change sumtin' so said the hell with, it's still Asia. :oops:

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:23 pm

I replied on my iPad on mrt!

iPad wins! ;)
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 12 Jun 2012 1:19 pm

Today was the first time I actually tried accessing the forum or for that matter, the internet using data as opposed to using WiFi at home or the office. Bit laggy and I'm not all that clued in using the different setup as of yet. :oops: So yeah, iPad wins with a seasoned user versus a relative newbie on Galaxy Tab. :(

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:37 pm

Congratulations YankStuckinSuiss!
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby futurebiz1 » Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:28 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
futurebiz1 wrote:Congratulations on your job. Just a small advice from someone who has some experience with working in Asia and Europe. The whole concept of meetings, deadlines,work life balance, commitments etc. work very differently in Asia. IMHO, it is a little bit difficult to adjust from Europe to Asia than the other way around. A few hours of cross-cultural learning would do no harm! All the best bro!


you should really learn to read the whole thread. had you done so you would have noted that the OP came here from Japan' :roll:


Oops..Rookie mistake . I actually read the whole thread a while back but sort of forgot about the earlier stint in Asia. :)


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