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Questions tagged [singapore]

Questions about the workplace that may specifically relate to cultures, customs, or laws in Singapore.

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My boss wants to get rid of me - what should I do?

Brief story: I work as IT support in a bank. I am an analyst who just graduated from university and my boss is a VP 10-May-2019: My boss told me they will put me on an informal "performance ...
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Not within Jobscope - Aggravated injury [closed]

Bio Working as a data science consultant Sustained a back injury during my military service (with medical documentation) Background I have been asked to work until 1-2am for a week performing ...
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How should I write my resignation for my situation and should I have a few job opportunities in mind before I turn in my week's notice?

I've been working with this small interior design firm (although "contractor" would be more accurate) for a total of 10 days, but I can already tell that I won't enjoy being in this line of work for ...
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doing unpaid overtime during internship [closed]

I am currently doing my internship. I am working office hours from 8:30am till 5:30pm. My company doesn't pay any overtime pay. There have been two or so days where I was told that I needed to work ...
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Should I entertain prospective employer who does not even want to interview me directly? [closed]

TL;DR: I feel this company not only does not appreciate prospective employee's time, also their interview process is less than ideal. How would you objectively put/present this into the recruiter and ...
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Is it unprofessional/rude to walk in for an interview without being invited?

So I have been doing sales for quite awhile now, usually through door knocking and I'm getting used to all the rejections. There's one company in Singapore that I really really wanted to join. Is it ...
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Talking to colleague with short skirt - how do I not come off as a creep?

So, today a colleague of mine from Marketing came by my desk to ask for some input with regards to technical information about our products. This is not our first conversation - the previous ones have ...
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How do I overcome my fear of speaking with an accent when communicating with a native English speaker?

I am a fluent English speaker from Singapore, and I am required to communicate with clients from the UK and US. I often feel inferior when speaking to them because of their accent and how perfectly ...
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Is it a mandatory to attend company's events after office hour? [duplicate]

As in title, is it a mandatory for every employees to attend company's events after office hour? It's not an employee gathering event, but more on company's.
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Will the title “senior researcher” hinder my career advancement for jobs with higher position? [closed]

I am a PhD in CS and obtained an offer as ”senior researcher” in a global IT company in Singapore. Will the title hinder my career advancement for higher positions in other companies like becoming a ...
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What is Passport Number in Appointment Letter for? [closed]

I am applying an abroad company and they offer me to become their employee, without send me any offer letter or other letter, only by conversation in email. Then, they ask whether they can proceed ...