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Job termination notice after 6 weeks without any reson

Postby pappuu » Fri, 17 Jan 2014 6:32 pm

My wife with DP got a contractor job in a reputed firm. But only after 6 weeks she got termination notice. It seems that her boss did not like her personally and complained to the higher authority (her female boss took the credit of her good work and blamed my wife for her own mistakes). Initially she was told that her performance was not good.

Then she showed several examples which proved that she worked quite well. After that the boss stated that they don't need anyone because the project is running slowly. If it is so, then it is a mistake of the management to take someone for six weeks and realize it. Why would my wife suffer for that? My wife was threatened by her boss that if she informs others or the client about it, she will be in trouble. I wonder if anything can be done. Thank you very much.

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Re: Job termination notice after 6 weeks without any reson

Postby ecureilx » Fri, 17 Jan 2014 7:33 pm

pappuu wrote: I wonder if anything can be done. Thank you very much.


my 2 cents? your wife should have known her precarious position and played along if she needed the job

what can you do now?

nothing

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Re: Job termination notice after 6 weeks without any reson

Postby AngMoG » Fri, 17 Jan 2014 7:49 pm

pappuu wrote:My wife with DP got a contractor job in a reputed firm. But only after 6 weeks she got termination notice. It seems that her boss did not like her personally and complained to the higher authority (her female boss took the credit of her good work and blamed my wife for her own mistakes). Initially she was told that her performance was not good.

Then she showed several examples which proved that she worked quite well. After that the boss stated that they don't need anyone because the project is running slowly. If it is so, then it is a mistake of the management to take someone for six weeks and realize it. Why would my wife suffer for that? My wife was threatened by her boss that if she informs others or the client about it, she will be in trouble. I wonder if anything can be done. Thank you very much.


This is Singapore. Employees essentially have no rights. Additionally, that was probably within her probation period.

You cannot do anything about this. Just hope for a better employer next time.

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Re: Job termination notice after 6 weeks without any reson

Postby pappuu » Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:43 pm

AngMoG wrote:
This is Singapore. Employees essentially have no rights. Additionally, that was probably within her probation period.

You cannot do anything about this. Just hope for a better employer next time.


Her probation period finished after one month.

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Postby beppi » Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:01 am

In Singapore, the only difference between probation period and afterwards is the length of termination notice. In both cases, no good reason (in fact, no reason at all) is needed to fire somebody.

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Postby Wd40 » Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:50 am

Considering that she got the job on a LOC, its a bonus. Just move on and find a better employer if you can or do with whatever you get.

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Postby HOTXFIL » Sun, 19 Jan 2014 8:32 am

If she ". . .informs others or the client. . ." what are they gonna do, fire her?

Tell 'em to pound sand. Maybe the clients she did such good work for will hire her.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 9:43 am

HOTXFIL wrote:If she ". . .informs others or the client. . ." what are they gonna do, fire her?

Tell 'em to pound sand. Maybe the clients she did such good work for will hire her.


interesting line of thought there .. so you know something the OP hasn't revealed to the rest I guess ..

Well, In my previous work place, we had more than a few expats, who didn't know how things work .. stuff like placing their name all over the document getting removed when the document goes to client, or their name not 'visible' .. or minor stuff like their boss telling them to go get their own photocopy done (yeah, these are people who come from countries where there is a guy to take photocopy, a guy to make coffee .. and maybe a guy to wipe your bottom .. )

And few more I met, were all out to make their presence felt, even at the cost of alienating themselves .. like a former colleague who joined, and decided the whole Rec Club was not family friendly and decided to go ahead and book Deepavali Celebration, And the likes, when 90% of the staff were not into "ANY RELIGIOUS CELEBRATION" .. and when she was being shunned - she was like what happened ?

I know ..

For me, if I am joining a company, especially on a LOC for DP, I would play along till I find my sea legs .. not upset the apple cart promptly ..

And while a lot of people in companies may seem out of what you expect, you have to remember they may have spent half their life in those companies ..

PS: Joining a client ? I am sure there was a non-competitive clause when person joined .. and if the industry is pretty small, 9 out of 10 clients will refrain from hiring her .. Just saying .. as, all they have to do is call up her previous employer..

Yep, let them pound sand .. says you ..

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Postby pappuu » Mon, 20 Jan 2014 11:42 pm

I think the biggest mistake was to start working as a contractor and not as a normal employee.

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Postby ecureilx » Tue, 21 Jan 2014 9:18 am

pappuu wrote:I think the biggest mistake was to start working as a contractor and not as a normal employee.


how would that have made a difference ??

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Postby pappuu » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 8:57 pm

ecureilx wrote:
pappuu wrote:I think the biggest mistake was to start working as a contractor and not as a normal employee.


how would that have made a difference ??


I mean signing a contract where >3 months notice is required before firing.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 25 Jan 2014 10:35 pm

Lots of companies, especially in the financial sectors require three months notice, for a good reason.

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Postby GSM8 » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 12:43 am

3 months notice is usually after the probationary period, which can be 6 months.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:36 am

pappuu wrote:
AngMoG wrote:
This is Singapore. Employees essentially have no rights. Additionally, that was probably within her probation period.

You cannot do anything about this. Just hope for a better employer next time.


Her probation period finished after one month.

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 26 Jan 2014 1:01 pm

pappuu:

Just my 2 cents:

In most companies I worked for, Notice of 3 months is for those at M level or higher.

I don't know about Financial markets, so I can't comment, but in other places I worked, or had dealings, it was always 1 month

Now, even with a 3 month notice period, what makes you think they will keep her employed if she stepped on too many toes ? As I said, if she badly needed the job, she should have learnt to suck it up -alas, she didn't seem to have done it, and you are demanding something like she be employed regardless she is easy to work (or even if the boss is not easy to work with ..)

Now, even if she had a 3 month notice, there are a hundred clauses that can lead to her being terminated, with a 1 day notice. Heck, they can make up stuff, if the company is mad enough to rid her - stuff like late to work, extended lunch break, leaving early .. and .. well, browsing internet - can all be cause for immediate termination, if they really wanted her out promptly

Get over it .. that's all I can say


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