94? Wow. Did gahmen send any letters mention that they want you to become SC?offshoreoildude wrote:I did once consider it. I'm an old school PR from 1994. Today I would never consider it - one of the main reasons being the overcrowding and growing hatred of FTs.
Nope. But I successfully renewed my PR in China in 1998 and without a job in Singapore (but I had one in Australia) in 2003 and I got a 10 year renewal in 2007/8 when I was back in Singapore.v4jr4 wrote:94? Wow. Did gahmen send any letters mention that they want you to become SC?offshoreoildude wrote:I did once consider it. I'm an old school PR from 1994. Today I would never consider it - one of the main reasons being the overcrowding and growing hatred of FTs.
I personally never understood why the Singapore government hasn't made more of an effort to foster oil and gas companies and workers (esp downstream) in Singapore. It's an industry and workforce that pretty much gets by with very little government input yet is responsible for a significant amount of employment. A 'petroleum visa' would be a start. I'm not talking about rig builders by the ways but service companies. WFT is the last major oil and gas service company here - all the others have been lured away by Batam/KL and Shekhou and Clarke Base.sundaymorningstaple wrote:The view of the Immigration officer's face was a "mastercard moment" Priceless! when I told him that I'd already Why would we want them when working offshore pay 4 times as much. But the Gahmen are silly as we are all willing to pay CPF and even Taxes, but you don't want our inflated taxes, but that okay with me, as my Singaporean Wife and Singaporean Children enjoy all the subsidies of Citizenship while having to pay absolutely nothing. All the other citizens can pay my families' share of their subsidies." I also told him that I personally knew of around 100 oilfield workers here who were also in the same situation with local families but had been rejected because they "didn't actually work in Singapore". Within 6 weeks, most of them were sent letters asking them to reapply. I got my PR 2 weeks later. I guess money talks!
Now it's getting back to the old school way regarding selectivity.
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