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Postby the lynx » Fri, 16 Mar 2012 9:24 am

nakatago wrote:
nutnut wrote:
the lynx wrote:Teaching English in China, Vietnam and Thailand for a Caucasian like you would instead boost your CV. And pay you much more decently too.


+1! This is a definite, McD's is not a good career move on anyone's CV, you probably know that!

Good Luck, everyone makes mistakes, it's how we deal with them after that counts :)


Unless it's written as "local facility operations management of an internationally distributed immediate-service eating establishment" and hoping the reviewer doesn't ask for the specific name and that they buy the bull.


Me will buy that crap! +1

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:04 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You applying for a government public relations job Nak! :o


You need to download and install the "human resources job euphemizer app"!

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EDIT: added apps :P
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 16 Mar 2012 10:58 am

+1 :mrgreen:

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 16 Mar 2012 5:21 pm

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the lynx wrote:I must say that this is the most puzzling situation I have ever seen cross-border. Is your Thai girlfriend in Singapore or Thailand (you didn't mention that).


Besides this, why is he vacationing in Vietnam if money is so tight? :???:


I was going to ponder why a person earns $2k, spends $1.5k on rent, then they're sitting on the beach in VN?

I reckon the OP doesn't have to work. That would explain a couple of oddities in this scenario...

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 16 Mar 2012 5:26 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
the lynx wrote:I must say that this is the most puzzling situation I have ever seen cross-border. Is your Thai girlfriend in Singapore or Thailand (you didn't mention that).


Besides this, why is he vacationing in Vietnam if money is so tight? :???:


I was going to ponder why a person earns $2k, spends $1.5k on rent, then they're sitting on the beach in VN?

I reckon the OP doesn't have to work. That would explain a couple of oddities in this scenario...


Possible, but 1%ers don't take jobs at McDonalds. Even to keep visas. :P

Someone who didn't have to work (even of 'modest' means) would keep his residence in the US, apply for a K1 Visa (6-12 months, usually closer to 6), and then take 3-6 months vacationing in SE Asia with the fiance. Then head to Bangkok when USCIS approves an interview.

Something doesn't add up, and I suspect the OP will never be back to discuss any further. He's up there on my list of posters I wish would come back to 'discuss' more. Right after the NYC mom who couldn't make ends meet on $30k a month.

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Re: Couldn't find a good job so I took a 2000 SGD/month job

Postby tee kong kia » Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:47 am

youngprofessional2012 wrote:I just graduated from UC-Santa Barbara w a BS in Business Admin. (focus in Management) 3.4 GPA in DEC 2011. I came to Singapore bc my fiance is from Thailand and we are still waiting for the visa paperwork to be processed so she can come to the US. Anyways, after a month of fruitless job hunting... I decided to apply for a managerial position at Mcdonald's. Well, I got offered assitant manager position for the pultry salary of $2000 SGD/month. I am supposed to work 44 hours per week but generally end up actually working 55 hours. I'm renting a room for $1500/ month and after travel and food ...I usually dip into $500 of my savings. Should I just quit and continue my job hunt? Everybody that lives in the flat is about the same age as me but generally making well over $3000 SGD per month. I'm Caucasian and speak Spanish and English fluently and know basic Mandarin.


This really sucks man.However in all honesty,that is what a local entry level guy will be making.

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Postby richie303 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:31 am

Make sure you send tailored cover letters if sending directly to companies, 5 CVs a day will not necessarily do it quickly.

Man, why did you take a job flipping burgers? Bad move in my opinion. Hope you can fix it real soon!
Richie - East Coast Superbabe...


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