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

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Is Singapore a power distant culture?

I live in Europe. I got opportunities to work in Singapore, but I'm worried about the Asian power distant cultures. Here why: Last time I was traveling to Germany for seminars, there was some ...
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How to ask for a raise as a contract worker

I am an Indian national, working in Singapore on a work visa (EP). I am currently working on a contract position. That means, I am working for company, but on an HR agency's payroll. I had worked in ...
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Is the money value in linkedin job offer title per month or year?

I was looking at some job offers in Singapore (I am French) and in some job titles, there is an amount of money. I suspect it is the salary, however, I am not able to understand if it is per year or ...
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How to handle request for payslip by company HR?

Brief Description: I have been interviewing at a company for position A in Singapore and they have decided to give me an offer. The position A has a market greater market value (2x) than I am ...
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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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How can I get former colleagues to stop giving me gifts when I visit?

I left my former employer some time ago. The departure was on good terms, and they clearly liked me on both a personal and professional level because 1) they asked me to freelance for them (which I'm ...
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How to handle question why are you switching jobs, if reason is personal?

I am an Indian citizen and I am working in Singapore for under 2 years (S-Pass). I want to switch jobs for the sole reason that my salary is not enough for bringing my spouse over to Singapore as a ...
26 votes
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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 ...
85 votes
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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 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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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 ...