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  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 10 Jan 2019
    You can use math to determine the best package. Longer leave is essentially more money too, you are paid to do nothing about work, so it's more money. If you work only on weekdays then one day of paid leave is worth your annual salary / (5 days 52 weeks ). Total up everything to see if it matches your new pay from your current job. And yes, what if it still matches?? WOW, that raise though. In that case, use other factors to decide: - working hours (do you have to OT alot) - career progression (do you get a promotion in the new company) - work environment (what do people work there say about the company) - colleagues and boss (do you like working with them) Then also ask back yourself, why did you resign in the first place
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 10 Jan 2019
    If you are employed for less than 6 months, I'd say it's too early to judge. Not sure which industry or company you're in, so it's hard to judge the culture and hierarchy. But, no matter where you are, I'm sure a good boss would love her direct reports to be proactive and always taking the initiative. If you want more learning opportunities, take up more work! Bring this up to your direct manager and tell her to give you more work or different work. After that, if you identify some parts which you feel can be better, or a new idea you would like to initiate, draft up a brief proposal and present it to your boss or your team. Keep trying this until your boss lets you run one of the ideas. There you go, be the change you want to see.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 10 Jan 2019
    YES! please fight for yourself in terms of raise and promotion! I think in general, a lot of the newcomers in workplaces are apprehensive or shy to ask for things for themselves! While you don't have to come across as entitled and demand it to happen right away, you can discuss this with the boss' boss or even the HR team on the right way to approach it.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 10 Jan 2019
    hahha, it's always easy to throw the letter, find a job first before tendering. that said, if in your industry you find you keep getting rejected after citing your two months' notice period, you should consider quitting without any offer but at least have some interviews lined up.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 10 Jan 2019
    Just take the job, it's really okay. I did a similar thing few years back but it was at least half a year from the probation period. Be ready to stay a bit longer in your next job , otherwise it will really hurt your image.
  • Asked by Kerlina Chan

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 24 Oct 2018
    It's not common for someone to enjoy what they are doing! I'd say keep at it! Me too doesn't like the long travel time and will always find ways to reduce them: 1/ Rent a room near the workplace - the taxi rides (assuming cannot claim), the mrt rides, and time lost on commute will usually justify the cost of renting one bedroom 2a/ Carpooling - I'm sure you have colleagues who stay near you, and even better, one of them could be driving to work every day. Agree on a fixed time to meet and a sum to pay (check using GrabHitch app maybe?), then go to work together! 2b/ GrabHitch to find your Carpooling buddies - so if you really don't have anyone you know who stays near you and drive to work, try using GrabHitch a few times, then you will eventually find a driver who does the same route as you every day. Arrange a long-term solution from there.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 01 Oct 2018
    There’s some ratio I think, anything more than 1/3 of your take-home pay is too much. Try to keep it within 1/4 and below of your take-home pay. but I understand your needs for a one-br, hang in there for a few more years to get BTO. Or share a HDB unit with a few other friends.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 19 Jul 2018
    Recounting my scholarly friend's story of being a civil servant: To give you some background, my friend got accepted to Princeton university for undergrads and then Oxford for masters, and both are paid for by the scholarship. she had two internships, one with a management consulting firm (big 4) and the other with a hedge fund. the hedge fund offered to break half of her bond to work for them, and yea, I can tell you they pay super well. the amount of bonuses you can get from working at a hedge fund's front office is just sick. but she couldn't fork out the other half of the bond, so she came back to singapore to serve her bond as a civil servant. she's getting paid way lesser than what she could have gotten, but I think she's doing some great work at her place. she gets to attend some finance summit about crypto with all the g20 stuff, and do all sorts of cool stuff. i can't tell if she loves her job, but as a scholar in a government job, more often than not will have a good career trajectory ahead. consider your options wisely, young woman.
  • Asked by Ang Bing Xian

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 19 Jul 2018
    It's just a higher-interest savings account, so it behaves like normal savings account. One downside I could spot is the fall-below-service-fee they charge. DBS Multiplier's minimum average $3000 or they will start charging you $5, whereas the normal savings account is just $1000. If you don't wish to park $3000 there, you might want to close the account. I don't use Vickers.
  • Asked by Anonymous

    Teoh Zetong
    Teoh Zetong
    11 Answers, 18 Upvotes
    Answered on 19 Jul 2018
    Hi 18-year-old anon, It's really good to know you're thinking for your parents and wanting to support yourself! Very few people of your age will think of supporting themselves and much less their own parents. I had the same mindset when I was your age, here are a few things you can do: 1/ Giving Tuition: $15+/hr For starters and if your academics are okay, tuition is probably the best return of your time. Even if you aren't good in school, you should be able to teach lower secondary or primary school. Primary school tuition range about $15-$25/hr, and lower secondary should be $20-$30/hr. 2/ Buy groceries for honestbee: $10+/hr There will definitely be a fairprice near where you stay, so you're able to take on the shopper bee role for honestbee and pick up groceries for their customers. This job requires you to have a smartphone and you will always be walking around throughout the day. And, from what I know, you really have to sweat it to earn the dollars, but the job gets easier the more you do because you know where the items are. You will need to attend the free training courses before starting the job. I've never done the remaining jobs before, and the inspirations are from TheSmartLocal's article: 3/ Completing Onliny Surveys Just my opinio: the surveys usually get snatched up very fast, and need to complete many of them to earn anything substantial. 4/ Petsitting Wow, this sounds damn fun and is something I might want to do myself too! There's the app to register yourself as a pet-walker or pet-sitter. Or you can list your dog-walking service on Carousell too. 5/ Do errands for other people Once I've queued for bakkwa for 6 hours, no joke. If you have some free time and energy, can consider using some of the apps mentioned to run errands for other people. 6/ Grab driver If you have the money to go learn a driving license, can rent cars to drive Grab part-time. You will need approximately 4 hours a day to cover your rental cost + petrol.
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