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Rumour on ep renewals being rejected

Postby wwww » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:00 pm

I just read the following post about ep renewals being randomly rejected.
As i was unable to find any post about this issue in this forum, i guess that this is just a newspaper knowing what its local audience wants to read.

Nevertheless, has anyone heard of any real case where an ep renewal was unexpectedly declined?

http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/ED ... asy-expats

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 23 Apr 2012 11:43 pm

Obviously, you didn't look too hard did you. :roll:

Hate to say it, but it's old news. It's been happening for a year now.....

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'tisn't a rumour.

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Postby nakatago » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:30 am

I'm up for renewal this November. This is making me nervous, especially hearing about scoobydoes who essentially runs a company....

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Postby wwww » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 7:55 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Obviously, you didn't look too hard did you. :roll:

Hate to say it, but it's old news. It's been happening for a year now.....

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Yes i remember seeing those posts, but most of the cases are pretty old and there arent that many cases to begin with. Todays article sounded like that there has been a recent epidemy of cases.

My wifes renewal went through without any issue a few months back. My ep will be due in June...we'll see how :roll:

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:15 am

I read this yesterday, it just sounded as though the journalist had a chat with a guy who had not been renewed and there was maybe a couple of people he knew about too!?! Either way, it was going to happen with the tightening up on the EP requirements.

Shame, but I suppose we have to remember that we are still foreigners here, we don't have rights to tell them how to run their country... Unless they ask us to!
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 9:48 am

nutnut wrote:Shame, but I suppose we have to remember that we are still foreigners here, we don't have rights to tell them how to run their country... Unless they ask us to!


Well that's a valid perspective to look from but still... :(

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Postby Mi Amigo » Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:45 pm

Maybe I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist, but I tend to take the view that any article in the local media is there for a reason. So it's interesting to me that this would appear now, possibly as an attempt to counteract some of the more extreme anti-foreigner vitriol that can be found online. IMO it's a good idea to try to get across to those who'd have all us foreigners thrown out that they really ought to be careful what they wish for.
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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 8:48 am

Mi Amigo wrote:Maybe I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist, but I tend to take the view that any article in the local media is there for a reason. So it's interesting to me that this would appear now, possibly as an attempt to counteract some of the more extreme anti-foreigner vitriol that can be found online. IMO it's a good idea to try to get across to those who'd have all us foreigners thrown out that they really ought to be careful what they wish for.


And then this comes along .. :)

http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC1 ... th-to-take?

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 8:54 am

ecureilx wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:Maybe I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist, but I tend to take the view that any article in the local media is there for a reason. So it's interesting to me that this would appear now, possibly as an attempt to counteract some of the more extreme anti-foreigner vitriol that can be found online. IMO it's a good idea to try to get across to those who'd have all us foreigners thrown out that they really ought to be careful what they wish for.


And then this comes along .. :)

http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC1 ... th-to-take?


It's like getting messages from someone with multiple personality disorder!

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 9:11 am

nakatago wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
Mi Amigo wrote:Maybe I'm too much of a conspiracy theorist, but I tend to take the view that any article in the local media is there for a reason. So it's interesting to me that this would appear now, possibly as an attempt to counteract some of the more extreme anti-foreigner vitriol that can be found online. IMO it's a good idea to try to get across to those who'd have all us foreigners thrown out that they really ought to be careful what they wish for.


And then this comes along .. :)

http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC1 ... th-to-take?


It's like getting messages from someone with multiple personality disorder!

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No comments :) Catch 22 ?? ;)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 3:58 pm

nakatago wrote:It's like getting messages from someone with multiple personality disorder!

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lol, love the emo :)

The thing I don't understand is why SG suggests it needs to 'maintain it's population' of say 5m. I mean 20 years ago it was what, about 3m? Is SG a better place for bursting at the seams? ... :?

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:43 pm

Unfortunately in the chase for GDP the government seems fixated on getting people in to do a job....... rather than simply getting people to do a BETTER job!

Efficiency and productivity have to have a higher place in importance than the number of lower cost workers that simply throws people at the problem.

An example......it has taken me 4-weeks to get the intercom in my apartment fixed for one reason or another;

1) I reported the problem on a Thursday when i was getting a new label for our carpark. Doing two things at once (albeit one after the other) seemed to confuse management as our unit didn't make it to the master list.

This meant the engineer didn't come at all the following Wednesday (only come one day per week.) I got our unit placed on the list that day but we had to wait another week for the engineer to come back.

2) Engineer came, said 'You need a new board, I'll bring one 9am next week.' Make sure it is 9am, we said since we will drive to KL at lunchtime.

Called managment at 9:30am asking where the engineer was....'Sorry they only come in the afternoon.' Then no news and nobody arrived before we headed north.

3) They came today, after lunch and the engineer (a different one) asked, 'What's wrong?' GA! Didn't your guy tell you anything? We need a new board. By shear and utter luck there was a unit in the guy's van so it was replaced in 5-min.


A 5-min job basically takes a month and even then fixed more by luck than judgement. PRODUCTIVITY! Such a waste of these guy's time, my time, management's time, my family's time in waiting for these muppets to even arrive. When people are cheap, there is no such saying as 'Time is Money' and this needs to change.

With that, Singapore can operate efficiently with JR8's mentioned 3m population.
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Postby JR8 » Wed, 25 Apr 2012 4:54 pm

That kind of s*** really winds me up, and we've had some similar issues recently :x

What seems weird is that I understand per capita GDP is going backwards, and has done since say 20 years ago. So pursuing the total GDP figure seems to be the goal, but at the cost of a country full of PRCs etc, bitching locals and the associated difficulties re: the infrastructure. And this is meant to be progress... ?

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Postby wwww » Sat, 28 Apr 2012 3:51 pm

Btw, i just noticed that mom has a self-assessment tool which which shows whether a possible ep or s-pass wiould be approved:

http://sat.mom.gov.sg/satservlet

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 28 Apr 2012 3:56 pm

wwww wrote:Btw, i just noticed that mom has a self-assessment tool which which shows whether a possible ep or s-pass wiould be approved:

http://sat.mom.gov.sg/satservlet

8-)


We know, old news again.

But a common mistake is to think it tells you whether you would be approved... it doesn't. It tells you whether you might be approved.


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