I work at Tuas if that helps.Wd40 wrote:Anybody here working for Keppel FELS or that TUAS area? I have an interview scheduled with them for an IT role. Their work timings are 7:30AM to 4:30PM and saturday is a half working day 7:30AM to 11:30AM
Although it is 5.5 day week which is a turn off, but I guess, its a factory kind of environment so people leave work at sharp 4:30?
Another big turn off is the fact that I live in the opposite end of Singapore, i.e. Tampines so distance wise it couldnt have got worse than that. But I guess I can manage that by relocating to Boon Lay area as my current rental contract is about to end.
Biggest thing about this job is the role is kind of perfect match and salarywise it appears they can match my expectations.
Any ideas how it is like working there? I guess it can't get more local local culture than that
the lynx wrote: I work at Tuas if that helps.
1. Living there (Jurong West) is cheaper than Tampines IMHO. Partly because Tampines has established itself as the mini CBD so the prices of items are significantly higher, both rental and living cost.
2. Travelling to Tuas is a PITA. And I think your area is close to Tuas Basin, which is pretty far in. Because public transport system is very sparse and lacking in Tuas, most companies provide shuttle buses for their employees from various pick-up points. It would be much, much better to move to Jurong West for this job.
3. Lunch will be your headache. I hope that company has in-house cafeteria. Or you can always use your motorcycle to travel out to other food establishments.
4. You're right. Industrial environment does make it more common to have very good working hours. Working overtime is usually not encouraged in individual companies because of the location and the scarcity of public transport access. Most companies would rather you bring your work home than to stay behind.
Thanks a lot Lynx and SMS. I have more or less made up mind to move to Jurong west if I take up the offer. So that should help reduce the travelling distance.sundaymorningstaple wrote:It also tends to make the food cheaper at the various hawker stalls around as they are used to the lower salaried workers dining there so it's a boon for those on better salaries. My daughter works at KepFels for 3+ years building a pair of double derrick semi-submersibles for Maerk Drilling. We lived in Serangoon North so she knows the pain of travel time. Now her journey is even longer, from Singapore to Angola, Africa every other month as Maersk made her an offer she couldn't refuse after the completion of the 2nd rig.
sundaymorningstaple wrote: Now her journey is even longer, from Singapore to Angola, Africa every other month as Maersk made her an offer she couldn't refuse after the completion of the 2nd rig.
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