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Jason Lee

Asked 3w ago

Is it worth it to sign on?

From numbers point of view, is it worth it to sign on? Would it affect career, further studies, etc?

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It depends.

There are pros and cons to taking up a career as a civil servant:

Pros:

  1. Job security

  2. Consistent income

  3. Subsidised facilities

Cons:

  1. Strict top-down hierarchy

  2. Emphasis on paper qualifications (may be hard for promotion)

  3. Hard to transit to other careers

Monetary-wise, the officer scheme is definitely tempting with potential for large remuneration. https://blog.seedly.sg/sign-on-bonus-starting-salary-singapore-armed-forces-saf-army-navy-air-force-rsaf/

Personally, I prefer a civilian role therefore despite the attractive and stable pay, I'll not sign-on.

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Jason Lee

3w ago

Thanks for the insight! I think I won't sing on as well
Thank You!
Can you clarify
I wonder if
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