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Expediting A star job offer

Postby eeeyam » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 4:19 am

Dear All,

I interviewed within a group for A Star a few weeks ago. The HR contacted me about two weeks ago copying the PI and informed me that they are "looking into the remuneration package" and asked me to send me documents such as passport, pay slip etc. My question is 2 fold:

1. I am from the US, does her email mean they will be making an offer or am I getting too excited for no reason? Just want to make sure I understand the terminology right.

2. Any info on how long the HRs there take if they have to come up with an offer letter? I have final rounds of interviews here and don't want to miss A Star opportunity if they take too long! Any approach to expedite the process?

Thanks for your time!

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Postby carteki » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:53 pm

It sounds like they say it is - they're looking at how much money to offer you.

Re payslip - they're just trying to find out what you're currently earning so as not to pay you too much. There is no legal basis for asking for it, but it depends on how much you want the job as to whether or not you feel comfortable giving them the info.

How long? Who knows. I have a friend who got the offer letter within 1 day of the interview and was here 11 days later. Other places take longer. If you get a counter offer, let them know that you're considering the counter offer and would like to hear what they have to say - that might move things along, or might not. Who knows.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 6:27 pm

carteki, what country's laws are you referring to when you mention that the employer is not allowed to ask for proof of previous salary? e.g., pay voucher?

This is Singapore, not the US, UK or Aus. I don't know of any law here that forbids it. source please. I'm curious now.

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Postby revhappy » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 9:46 pm

I agree with sms. My employer, a large IB, asked for my latest month payslip and in India too its norm to ask for payslip.

Heck, last month I applied for Stan Chart credit card and they too asked me for my payslip :lol:

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Postby eeeyam » Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:02 pm

@ caretaki, thank you for your reply! yes, I am interviewing here too and planning to leverage those to expedite this decision. @ sms and revhappy, thanks for your replies! Will keep updated.

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Postby carteki » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 9:00 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:carteki, what country's laws are you referring to when you mention that the employer is not allowed to ask for proof of previous salary? e.g., pay voucher?

This is Singapore, not the US, UK or Aus. I don't know of any law here that forbids it. source please. I'm curious now.


I didn't say that the law elsewhere forbids it... its not a REQUIREMENT by law to hand it over (sorry my bad in the previous post). There are other means of proving current employment - not necessarily a payslip.

@revhappy - handing over proof of salary for a credit card is good business sense - would you lend money to someone you didn't know was employed? (remember those "self declared income mortgages in the us)

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Re: Expediting A star job offer

Postby x9200 » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:32 am

eeeyam wrote:Dear All,

I interviewed within a group for A Star a few weeks ago. The HR contacted me about two weeks ago copying the PI and informed me that they are [..]

2. Any info on how long the HRs there take if they have to come up with an offer letter? I have final rounds of interviews here and don't want to miss A Star opportunity if they take too long! Any approach to expedite the process?


Probably 1-2 weeks BUT 2 weeks ago this was just before CNY so you can easily add another 1-2 weeks on top of it.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:33 pm

carteki wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:carteki, what country's laws are you referring to when you mention that the employer is not allowed to ask for proof of previous salary? e.g., pay voucher?

This is Singapore, not the US, UK or Aus. I don't know of any law here that forbids it. source please. I'm curious now.


I didn't say that the law elsewhere forbids it... its not a REQUIREMENT by law to hand it over (sorry my bad in the previous post). There are other means of proving current employment - not necessarily a payslip.

It is if the employer wants it and you want the job...... :wink: Guess that also depends on how much you want the job as well. :-|

@revhappy - handing over proof of salary for a credit card is good business sense - would you lend money to someone you didn't know was employed? (remember those "self declared income mortgages in the us)

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Postby revhappy » Tue, 31 Jan 2012 9:34 pm

eeeyam wrote:@ caretaki, thank you for your reply! yes, I am interviewing here too and planning to leverage those to expedite this decision. @ sms and revhappy, thanks for your replies! Will keep updated.


haha, Caretaki actually sounds better than his original nick :)


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