August 21, 2009
Singapore Part Time Jobs documented how not being able to get a part time job led to creating a job portal especially for part-time, contract or temporary jobs in Singapore
Let’s face it, the economy has been bad and projects have been scarce. However, the challenge is not to get worried and overwhelmed. I caught myself whining away when I couldn’t get a part-time job but I really got tired of my rants and complaints. Then I had a Eureka moment and thought “Instead of looking for a part-time job, why don’t I use my skills to create an easy-to-use part time job site for Singaporeans” :)
The goal is to become Singapore’s top part time job site. A lofty one but I know its totally achievable.
April 26, 2009
Mr Wang said:
Any job should do? Gosh, that's such shockingly bad advice. It could only have come from a politician with a vested interest in being able to report lower unemployment figures.
The government may like to treat you as a digit, but you don't have to treat yourself like that. Please give your own future a little more tender loving care. ...
Fresh graduates may not realise it yet, but an impressive c.v, (and that means one which has been carefully built over the years) is one of the most important assets you can ever have for your career. And among other things, an impressive c.v. should reflect a clear sense of direction and purpose, with a consistent positive theme running through it. ...
In contrast, a poor, "patchwork" c.v. would show a candidate moving from job to job, without any obvious strategy or plan. After all, he's there just for the sake of having a job, not because he's genuinely interested in it. And his jobs don't build on each other in a helpful way. One year he's a MacDonalds waiter; next year he's a primary school relief teacher; after that he joins the SAF; two years later, he's selling insurance.
Gan calls this "flexibility". But sorry, such a c.v. is not impressive to me at all. It is merely what happens when you take the"any job should do" attitude to your own career.
Recommended by at82: "Now, if you're not that desperate for money, I suggest you consider being more patient with your job search. While you're still searching, use your personal time constructively."
February 05, 2009
Siew Kum Hong said:
I agree with people like NUS professor Shandre Thangavelu, who has said that the Jobs Credit scheme will only have a short-run impact on the retrenchment behaviour of employers. Even the MOF team who designed the scheme is unable to predict just how many jobs it will help to save, and for how long. Mr Poon Hong Yuen, who led the team that put the scheme together, said:
“If just because of this they rethink (retrenchments), then I think it’s already quite an achievement.”
I would praise the Ministry for its willingness to take a chance on the Jobs Credit scheme. I think this sort of policy risk-taking is important and helpful. But I don’t think the risk will pan out in this case. And I think Mr Poon sets a surprisingly modest target. At $4.5 billion, I would expect more.
Recommended by at82: "If that is the case I would very much prefer the Govt to set up a scheme to LOAN retrenched S'poreans some $ to enable them to tide over this current crisis just like what Mr Siew had suggested."
December 04, 2008
Singapore Fountain Pen said:
Fresh from the news of the coordinated bombings and attacks on Mumbai, it was no ordinary Thursday for a large bank's IT group, who, apart from having to bear the terrible news, considered it a day of reckoning, one that would determine their fate at work. It was to the day that some of them had to be let go.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "it's about retrenchment during this time of recession and job permanence"
October 16, 2008
Nelson Benjamin said:
The 300,000 Malaysians employed in the island republic have been advised to gear up for retrenchment if the country continues to slide into a recession.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said that although the technical recession experienced by Singapore has not yet translated into unemployment, it was better for Malaysians to be prepared.
“If there is unemployment due to a recession, our workers will be hit,” he told The Star here yesterday.
Recommended by mr.udders: "Scroll down to the end of the article for an interesting snippet on Singapore's (rather unjust) employment policy towards Malaysians."
August 10, 2008
According to the article, we, the new owners of Streetdirectory.com bought the domain name and assets in the 4th quarter of last year (2007). I'm not sure this happened before or after violating the copyrights of Singapore Land Authority (SLA), but Streetdirectory.com was taken offline in late March 2008.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I'm sure numerous people are glad that streetdirectory.com is up and running, but how exactly does it benefit jobsdb for acquiring this domain?"
March 27, 2008
Saw this post on omy’s forum by a person called 我的天 who claimed that local job search portal, JobsDB added a “reservist” option in their selection fields under “Personal Details => National Service”.
This is a very touchy issue as it concerns all Singapore male CITIZENS who have served National Service. Does the additional field implies it may be used as a screening criteria for potential employers?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "discrimination of Singapore born males?"
July 17, 2007
Siew Kum Hong said:
The second question was about the 170,000-odd new jobs created in Singapore. One of the interesting nuances in the media coverage on this was that the reports always talked about "locals" getting XXX number of the new jobs and "foreigners" getting YYY number.
And this was really because the data released by the Ministry was on those terms. There was no breakdown in how many of the "locals" who got these new jobs were Singapore citizens and how many were PRs (and I knew that citizens + PRs = locals).
So I decided to ask.
I think the Minister basically dodged the question, in particular the follow-up portions about extrapolating the numbers from income tax and CPF data.
Recommended by at82: "The answer to this question is of vital importance to all Singaporeans. We NEED to know the answers!"
March 17, 2007
So Minister Ng Eng Hen says that we ought not rely on anecdotal evidence, but then again, we are the ones on the ground (like Ms Lee Wei Ling). We might not have a helicopter view like the government, and we do not have the statistics at our fingertips. All that we have are the stories of our friends and family and of our neighbours.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Very rosy pictures are painted with statistics all the time and the news media laps it all up without questioning. The devil is in the details (and the answers to questions not asked)."
February 13, 2007
We are pleased to present the Kelly Services Annual Singapore Salary Guide 2007. This year, the guide is supported by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)...The aim of this guide is to provide a compilation of salaries and job titles across the wide range of industries.
November 23, 2006
hi sir, i am staff nurse jonathan and i would appreciate it if you would fuck off and let me do my work
i have been complaining to every single person that bothers to talk to me about how shitty my job can be. this job is a love-hate relationship. i love caring for people and cleaning up shit and making medical appointments and serving medications and lying to the patient's about placebo effects. stuff like that. in fact, nursing would be such a perfect job for me if not for just one thing: they get in the way of work, they refuse to get away from your way of work, and they will prolly not get away from your way of work unless you assuage their guilt of not being 'able' to visit their loved ones in the hospital as often as they would like to. yes, the PATIENT'S RELATIVES are what i'm talking about.
Recommended by tinkertailor: "Rants from a staff nurse."
October 10, 2006
Today Online said:
But the booming figures mask a Catch-22 situation: The current shortage of PhD holders in the biomedical sciences cluster is hampering Singapore's bid to attract multinational companies to move their high-end research projects here. Without a PhD, most of Singapore's life sciences graduates are only qualified to work as research assistants. . And both graduates and diploma holders vie for these positions that could pay less than $2,000 a month. In the industry's manufacturing sector, life sciences graduates compete against their peers from other general sciences and engineering disciplines. They face even stiffer competition in the sales sector, where paper qualifications take on less significance.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Another example of the govt's hype causing oversupply of grads in a particular industry"
September 23, 2006
I quit my current job. I have got a better offer in terms of pay and work in a large American MNC.
At first my boss let me go when he heard that. He did not say anything when he heard the name of the company that I am going to join.
Then today, he had a long talk lasting for 3 hours with me. He said he had been accomodating with me, giving me what I wanted and stuff like that. Which actually is true, he did pass a huge bulk of my workload to my colleagues and put me in business developments. He had even planned out career path for me. However, before everything is about to start, I am tendering. This is not fair for him, he said. Besides, he trust me a lot, allowing me to handle sensitive management stuff even though I am not part of the management. He even told me that the figures that I am handling for him are not accessible to his assistant manager. Which is also true.
Recommended by paddytan: "Stay or go.. something that everyone of us have to face in any jobs."
July 05, 2006
Jobless Four said:
im driven to desperation with my shopping disease. everyday i wake up and open my closet and i don't know what to wear anymore :( i just need more more more!
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Four girls spend their jobless times .... erm, shopping shopping shopping. And they share their very good buys here."
May 10, 2006
The Singaporean executive fired off a curt email to his secretary, who had already left the office.
"You locked me out of my office this evening because you assume I have my office key on my person. With immediate effect, you do not leave the office until you have checked with all the managers you support," Loke wrote, according to copies of the emails seen by vnunet.com.
The secretary, Rebecca Hu, emailed a blistering reply. "I locked the door because the office has been burgled in the past. Even though I'm your subordinate, please pay attention to politeness when you speak. This is the most basic human courtesy. You have your own keys. You forgot to bring them, but you still want to say it's someone else's fault," she wrote.
Hu copied her reply, along with Loke's original email, to all of EMC's staff in China. Someone copied the email to a friend outside the company, and during the next couple of weeks the email exchange was forwarded around other companies in China, apparently reaching thousands of people, some of whom posted it on online forums.
Recommended by Lucian: "Online communication as the great equaliser."
May 08, 2006
The Inquirer said:
Well, for all the years I've been here, Lion City never really bothered about sophisticated computer hardware design... Also, a general lack of knowledge about hardware, especially high-end, of what the vendor is really selling you, has created some really comical sales (or waste of money) even in the government sector over the years. Now, ASUS comes to set up its first international R&D centre here? Well, I can only applaud the move - I dearly hope that means that this little island moves forward to grasp the high-end, high-performance, high-margin hardware design business seriously.
Recommended by shianux: "Technology analysts gives opinion on Asus' move to set up their worldwide HQ and international R&D centre in Singapore."
July 07, 2005
“We want to be upfront about this - while on contract, you will get no CPF contribution, no leave, no transport allowance and no medical benefits.”
My face must have given away some of the intense shock that I was feeling ...
The only answer they could give me was, “Oh, it’s management’s way of cutting costs...
They then tried to, alternatively, reassure and warn me by saying, first, that I can still take leave, it’s just that it will have to be no-pay leave, and then that there is no guarantee that this position would be made permanent.
There is contract work, and there is contract work.