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Post by gradJobSeeker » Tue, 01 May 2012 8:17 am

I applied for a job in a SME which said it was permanent and have been on probation for 6 months. The contract letter has a clause to say that i'd be confirmed upon completion of the probation period.At the end of 6 months my probation period is extended and it seems to me that the whole intention of them extending is to finish off the current project I'm involved in and the position being marked as permanent at the time was to just get this project done. Is this something common in Singapore or am I being taken for a ride?

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Post by Grumpy77 » Tue, 01 May 2012 10:27 am

What reason did your employer provide when extending you?

Your employment letter should state something like: 'upon successful completion of probation...', so they should give a reason if you are being deemed unsuccessful.

When you get that you can then agree or disagree but ultimately if you disagree your recourse is probably limited to resignation.

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Post by nutnut » Tue, 01 May 2012 11:21 am

+1

Vote with your feet! Find something else and move on if you a not happy! Much better than moaning IMO.
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Post by gradJobSeeker » Tue, 01 May 2012 11:59 am

There's no reason given, they are saying its because there's a shift in focus of their business.

Guess u r right, no point in moaning, either move on or continue with the same, but quite possibly if i do continue ,it can very well be another extension when the new probation period ends.

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 01 May 2012 12:05 pm

gradJobSeeker wrote:There's no reason given, they are saying its because there's a shift in focus of their business.

Guess u r right, no point in moaning, either move on or continue with the same, but quite possibly if i do continue ,it can very well be another extension when the new probation period ends.
If a company could just dismiss you without even the courtesy of being truthful, you may not want to work for them in the first place and later experience something more 'disappointing.'

Charge it to experience and move on.

...also, you could create an account at glassdoor.com (DISCLAIMER: not affiliated) and write a review.

Don't get mad, get even and living is the best revenge.
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Post by nutnut » Tue, 01 May 2012 1:19 pm

nakatago wrote: living is the best revenge
As opposed to dying? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by gradJobSeeker » Sat, 05 May 2012 9:08 am

My employer now says the probation period has been extended and has given me this in writing but the verbal message was to ask me to find a job.
Can i make a complaint on this as i had not received any form of bad feedback till the last day of my probation and in fact i have proof to show that my work was appreciated in writing before by the same person who now has changed tune.

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Post by Global Player » Sat, 05 May 2012 10:58 am

Forget it. You don't know the hidden agenda of your company, maybe it's you, maybe it's their business. It's not worth to spend your time and efforts on complaining. Search for a new job and let it ride.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 05 May 2012 11:02 am

Sad to say but I have to agree with Global Player. I wish I could give you something to lift up your spirits. Why did you join the company in the first place? Did you do due diligence on the company BEFORE you joined? Or, were you short of visa time and grabbed the first job that came along? Or, were you just unlucky? Chalk it up to experience and try to do due diligence before are pushed to sign on the dotted line.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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