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KilJim
post Mar 1 2017, 09:34 PM

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Berribu-ribu tahniah! V20
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QUOTE(JamesLew28 @ Mar 6 2017, 04:39 PM)
Might want to point out that article is from 2014
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post Mar 7 2017, 09:33 AM

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QUOTE(JamesLew28 @ Mar 7 2017, 08:23 AM)
but the point remains true, right?
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Not all of it, for example the first point "Singapore’s currency (SGD) has strengthened by up to 40% against the US dollar." is diminished by a lot now (though still relevant)

Anyway my point was just to state when posting old articles so they don't get taken out of context, i do agree with whats written there

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post Mar 7 2017, 04:00 PM

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QUOTE(XiuKeong @ Mar 7 2017, 02:05 PM)
Sien, apply what credit card also got rejected. Record too clean, any idea how?

Rob a bank? laugh.gif
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You got rejected because your record is too clean?
Wah you're so special ler...
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post Mar 8 2017, 04:37 PM

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QUOTE(SONYSONY @ Mar 8 2017, 02:24 PM)
Now current company counter offer me. 20% salary increment. Don't know what to do now.
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Shouldn't be that difficult, just compare your RM +20% salary vs the SGD offer you have
My opinion, usually 20% extra in RM isn't enough to compare (purely salary point of view)
Many other factors other than that of course

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post Mar 14 2017, 09:43 AM

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QUOTE(SONYSONY @ Mar 13 2017, 10:08 PM)
hi sifu,
just want to know
my aunty has a 3-room HDB in Sg.
Currently rented out to 3 tenants (1 room for 2 girls sharing), (1 room for a guy)
If I plan to live there, I have to share with the guy, because another room can't be rented out according to law, right?

Or I have to find a room in Jurong...
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Legally she has to be staying in the unit herself
But physically, i dont think they are going to go inside and check...
Is she still staying there right now?
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QUOTE(SONYSONY @ Mar 14 2017, 12:50 PM)
That's another issue, my aunt is not staying there, that's why one room is not for rent.
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Then you can just stay in that empty room
Your aunt doesn't have to "declare" anything about whether she is staying there herself if i'm not mistaken
So while it's not supposed to happen, HDB isn't going to go into each unit to check 1 by 1 where the owner is staying at
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post Mar 15 2017, 01:34 PM

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Just checked mine and it shows approved too smile.gif
Applied in Aug
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post Mar 15 2017, 02:25 PM

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QUOTE(deadravel @ Mar 15 2017, 01:51 PM)
congrats!  notworthy.gif
when is the date it got approve?
how long u been working in sg before u applied the pr last year?
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Thanks!

I can't be sure, but i think it was a couple weeks ago
Started in SG at Jan 2012, applied in Aug 2013
I waited till I started my first tax filing (after the tax cycle in Apr)
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post Mar 15 2017, 02:27 PM

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QUOTE(Blues89 @ Mar 15 2017, 02:12 PM)
grats~ haha seems like many get theirs approved recently...i got 2 friends also approved
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Thank you smile.gif
Yeah I guess it just passed some kind of cycle for them, where more of the quotas were released
Or maybe the converse since this is the final month of the financial year, maybe they have a lot of spots to fill up

We should have a small celebration for us new PRs
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post Mar 15 2017, 02:58 PM

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QUOTE(deadravel @ Mar 15 2017, 02:35 PM)
u mean u applied pr on aug 2013? then now mar 2017 only approve?

thats more than 3 years!  shocking.gif
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hahaha shit sorry bro, got my dates mixed up

Moved to SG in May 2015, applied PR Aug 2016, approved Mar 2017
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post Mar 20 2017, 12:20 PM

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QUOTE(ThanatosSwiftfire @ Mar 20 2017, 11:31 AM)
Serangoon gardens area reminds me of a mix of PJ and DPC.
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A bit more chilled / laid back feel without the disorganization of PJ? biggrin.gif
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post Mar 20 2017, 05:43 PM

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QUOTE(ThanatosSwiftfire @ Mar 20 2017, 12:25 PM)
Haha perhaps. Its like a tiny western town center.
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Plus a few KTV bars
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post Mar 21 2017, 10:55 AM

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QUOTE(kovin @ Mar 21 2017, 09:17 AM)
Question: Get my PR for almost 1yr, do I get to choose to opt in for 20% CPF contribution? or will need to follow the CPF rule?
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From what I've heard, the choice to bump straight up to the max CPR contribution depends on your company since they will need to match up to the max too
Someone please correct me if i'm wrong here
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QUOTE(Progineer @ Mar 21 2017, 11:21 AM)
Company max contribution is 17%. As long as you agreed with cpf, company have no choice, have to match. It is law.

Besides, company also have incentive from gomen to push for max contribution.
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That is not what he asked, he is referring to the max 20%/17% right away after 1 first year
Instead of stepping up over 3 years

I believe this is on agreement with the company, since the CPF law is 3 year step up
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post Mar 21 2017, 04:07 PM

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Actually I don't think it's that complex if you already start work at SG

Because the process when you change jobs under EP is
1) You have your existing EP at Company A
2) New Company B apply for new EP for you (you do not resign at Company A yet)
3) Once new EP approved, then only you resign
In the even new EP is not approved, then just keep working at Company A

I'm not sure why the other guy above resigned first before having his new EP approved...that's a risky move
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post Mar 21 2017, 04:54 PM

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Oh I see, sorry I didn't notice the first line where you said you're on EP already right now

Yes the new company's EP application will go on while you still hold your old EP
Old EP is only cancelled on your last day of work at the old company

For your case, I think just delay the first offer kao kao while waiting for the second offer
Won't reflect too well on you to join and leave within the first month (my opinion, some people might not care about that)

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That's not a problem
As I explained earlier you dont need to resign before they apply for a new EP for you, so nothing to lose even if MOM doesn't approve
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post Mar 21 2017, 09:33 PM

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Yes
If company B cannot manage to get your EP approval, just stay with company A

Same thing applies when you move to company A, only resign at your current company once they get your EP approved
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QUOTE(fuifuiTan @ Mar 21 2017, 09:40 PM)
Thankyou so much for your advice
Truely apperciate your input

Owe u !
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No prob, good luck

QUOTE(IwanAGP @ Mar 21 2017, 10:10 PM)
Curious question. Is the company HR going to be notified when current employee has application under other company?

Besides that, not often people will wait for you to serve your notice period only after getting EP approved. I'm not sure but if I'm the boss I wouldn't wanna wait biggrin.gif Some even need to serve 2 months notice.
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AFAIK, they will not know

They will definitely not want to wait, but as the candidate you need to know how to negotiate
It's not a small matter, if you resign first and EP gets rejected, what do you do then? Go back to Malaysia if your current company doesn't want to take you back?
It only takes up to 1 week for EP approval most of the time anyway, what's so urgent they can't wait for 1 week more

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