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Postby Brah » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 6:15 pm

Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

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As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 7:46 pm

Is 9:30 pm on Friday late or just on time?

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Postby Brah » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 7:55 pm

I think it's early enough to catch the majority of the event, and late enough where I'll be talking out my ass more than usual.

At least I'm not an angry drunk......

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 8:48 pm

Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

ftopic91430-0-asc-120.html

As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

BillyB
zzm9980
OSOD
SMS
nutnut
Brah
Nakatago


ScoobyDoes
JR8
Movingtosingapore
Sergei82
Callput
v4jr4
SE if he's still around


It depends what date. I can't make the gathering on the 23rd due to flying off for a rush trip.
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Postby JR8 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 8:59 pm

It's very kind of you to think of me but sadly I'm not in-country right now.

But time marches on and in fact this week was the first time during our current posting that our return to SG was mentioned. So... I look forward to finally hooking up with you peeps sometime in '13.

Have fun! :)

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Postby Sergei82 » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 9:38 pm

Any chance that I won't recognize you when I'm there?

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Postby BillyB » Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:33 pm

Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.

ftopic91430-0-asc-120.html

As some of us are in IT and / or Finance it might get a bit specific, doesn't have to be though.

I'm just putting this out there to see if there's interest, and trying to avoid a massive coordination effort.

Red= coming this Friday , Blue = not

BillyB
zzm9980
OSOD
SMS
nutnut
Brah
Nakatago


ScoobyDoes
JR8
Movingtosingapore
Sergei82
Callput
v4jr4
SE if he's still around


Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?

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Postby Callput » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:17 am

Thanks for considering me, I wish I could attend, but cannot make it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 10:37 am

I'd come, depends when though. My schedule is an ever changing vortex of nagging and 6hr notice flights to China :D

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Postby Saint » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:35 pm

Sergei82 wrote:Any chance that I won't recognize you when I'm there?


Just ask any of the staff for Dave and I'll point you in the right direction

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Postby Brah » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:31 pm

I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.

BillyB wrote:
Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.


Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?

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Postby Brah » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:33 pm

didn't know - where are you now, if that's ok to ask

JR8 wrote:It's very kind of you to think of me but sadly I'm not in-country right now.

But time marches on and in fact this week was the first time during our current posting that our return to SG was mentioned. So... I look forward to finally hooking up with you peeps sometime in '13.

Have fun! :)

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Postby Sergei82 » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 3:48 pm

Brah wrote:I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.

BillyB wrote:
Brah wrote:Separate from this week's meetup, I was thinking to get the following together for a face-to-face discussion on things in the "foreign manpower tightening" thread. Of course anyone's welcome in case I missed anyone relevant to the conversation.


Let's blend it into the conversation on Friday!?

Not tired of discussing women only on Friday nights? Those who don't like may not join. I don't see any problem in talking about this.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 4:18 pm

As our Eagles gatherings are comprised of regulars of both genders, invited by the moderators, why would you think we would be discussing women? Let alone, only. :-|

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Wed, 21 Nov 2012 4:23 pm

Brah wrote:I think we can certainly touch on it, though the eagles thingy is more of a party atmosphere and by the time Friday night comes along, the last thing most of us will want to do is talk about work.....

My idea for this work-related one is to be more of a smaller, more focused almost roundtable / information-sharing kind of thing in a more subdued setting.



That's a better format certainly as I think it's fair not to discuss work, work, work on a Friday night at a friends type gathering but the question would also be.......for what reason and for what possible outcome can our version of the 'National Conversation' be relevant?

Unless you get MoM, MoE, MAS etc. represented all it appears to be is a wingefest
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