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Change of Employer

Postby Priya Khandekar » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:24 am

I am working in S Pass for the past 5 months. I want to change my employer as i am getting very low pay in my first company.

If I got my s pass approved by mom with the second employer, is it necessary to inform about this to my first company.

They wont allow me to leave.
Can i simply inform them to cancel the pass, so that i am leaving singapore..

I have informed my second employer in detail about my first company. please advise...

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:36 am

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic83975.html

Didn't you post on the similar question not too long ago?

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Postby Priya Khandekar » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:13 pm

Yes, I have posted that querry. Now only my new job got confirmed.
I received the offer letter and also applied for pass...now waiting for approval.

Meanwhile, I want to know whether I need to inform about the new offer to my old employer??

Kindly advise..

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:59 pm

the lynx wrote:http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic83975.html

Didn't you post on the similar question not too long ago?


and the advices given there seem to have been 'washed down the trap hole ?? "

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Postby Priya Khandekar » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 3:08 pm

the lynx...I am not neglecting the advice..
To avoid the risk of losing the job, am asking the view of members having more info about Singapore employment procedures.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 3:22 pm

Priya Khandekar wrote:the lynx...I am not neglecting the advice..
To avoid the risk of losing the job, am asking the view of members having more info about Singapore employment procedures.


Oh I wasn't the one who said that.

Anyway just to help you with the bit that I can.

1. No, do not inform them yet. Not until you finally get AIP for your new offer (SMS already said that in the other thread).

2. Well, even if you do eventually get AIP, it is not stated that you MUST inform your soon-to-be former employer but courtesy and etiquette calls for this gesture.

3. I do not know how to advise further beyond this (how to cancel, what if they don't want to cancel for you etc). Maybe others can help you better. Wish you all the best.

4. Actually you should have discussed further in your previous thread on this particular bit. Many may misread your 'double thread' wrongly and it is not really nice in forums (I almost did - or I already did! :P).

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Re: Change of Employer

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 3:38 pm

Priya Khandekar wrote:I am working in S Pass for the past 5 months. I want to change my employer as i am getting very low pay in my first company.

If I got my s pass approved by mom with the second employer, is it necessary to inform about this to my first company.

They wont allow me to leave.
Can i simply inform them to cancel the pass, so that i am leaving singapore..

I have informed my second employer in detail about my first company. please advise...


To rephrase some of the answers ..

1) It is not necessary to inform your current employer about the new employer. However, informing them means, you can avoid them pulling a rarely used but not uncommon stunt for those who claim to go back home for good - "Well, send us your departure stamp, and we will mail your salary check after deducting the income tax dues .. " and when they log in it EPOL and see that your status is not 'cancelled' a smart employer knows that you tried to pull the wool over their eyes ....

I have Seen that ..

2) Nobody can force you to work against your will, unless you have been doing things that do drive the employer crazy with implied or obvious acts ..

3) If an employer is by-the-book, they will cancel your pass, ensure you get your SVP and ensure you clear your tax, and ensure you departed, and they have all the rights to do it .. some may some 'kindness', some may just not bother, and rightfully, the employer has to make sure you left Singapore .. What you do upon your return is not their problem.

You need to give your resignation in writing, based on your company policy, and then do the needful. It is not like "I am leaving, cancel my pass" and you disappear .. An employer can also write to MOM and do the needful to ensure your next venture faces a lot of trouble, though with an AIP, there is not much they can do, but still, they can try. Again, unless you have been a real pain in the neck, I doubt any employer goes to that extreme ..

A of question: why wouldn't you amicably leave your current employer ??

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Postby Priya Khandekar » Mon, 19 Dec 2011 3:43 pm

Thank you very much for the detailed clarification..

I feel its better to inform my current employer about the new offer.

Thank you for the guidance.




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