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Postby the lynx » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 1:02 pm

Wd40 wrote:...where people are underworked and overpaid.


Why would anyone complain about that?!

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Postby Addadude » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 1:05 pm

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:...where people are underworked and overpaid.


Why would anyone complain about that?!


I agree. Sign me up. Please.
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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 1:08 pm

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:...where people are underworked and overpaid.


Why would anyone complain about that?!


Because good things dont last long :( During boom times such things dont matter but during times like now, these things show up in the profitability and instead of fixing the problem, the management just decides that Singapore is too expensive so move everything to India and Poland :( :(

Not to mention, underworked means you are not gaining enough skills commensurate with your experience and overpaid means you are priced out of the market when you are forced to look out for a change

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Postby Aragorn2000 » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 2:27 pm

I'm underpaid (due to crappy salary negotiation when I was just fresh out of school. The company has a reputation of overpaying perm employees, so ironic!) but work-life is pretty balanced. The company doesn't have this overtime mentality. But I don't have enough to save. Hence a big dilemma I have been thinking about over and over again for some months now.

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Postby Wd40 » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 3:19 pm

I wonder what happened to Sergei. He has some good views on this topic :)
Brah and JR8 also seem to have disappeared.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 3:30 pm

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:...where people are underworked and overpaid.


Why would anyone complain about that?!


I don't like being underworked. I left my last position due to boredom.

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Postby AngMoG » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 3:39 pm

the lynx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:...where people are underworked and overpaid.


Why would anyone complain about that?!


If you experience being underworked for any significant amount of time, you will know. It is boring as hell. Being overpaid cannot make up for that. Also, you are not gaining enough skills/experience in that case, though of course depends on how you sell it afterwards...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 5:42 pm

Depends on how old you are as well, to some extent.....

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Postby Barnsley » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 6:19 pm

Addadude wrote:For most Singaporeans, lunch hour is sacred. Don't ever expect them to work through lunch. Even if there is an urgent deadline they would prefer to have their full lunch hour and stress themselves out completely trying to meet the deadline afterwards.

Similarly, you can get Singaporeans to work long after 6pm without too much difficulty but woe betide you if you try to get them to skip lunch. It is a cultural thing. It's not going to change anytime soon. So you just have to accept it.


They have to leave at 12pm on the dot as well ..........

Very very odd
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Postby bgd » Tue, 30 Jul 2013 8:03 pm

Barnsley wrote:
They have to leave at 12pm on the dot as well ..........

Very very odd


I like that. I leave at 1pm, usually means I can get a seat.


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