Replies: 44 - Last Post: Jan 18, 2013 11:15 PM Last Post By: landofsnows
Nov 21, 2012 5:35 PM
Nov 21, 2012 7:28 PM
16I'm with the MOH now.
I was working on average 60-65hr/week. Leave? Whats that?
Just kidding! About 7-10day annual leave then.
I still have to take calls and reply emails while on leave.
I left the private sector 8 months ago.
It was a good training ground for me, just like NS.
Did you escape NS?
Nov 21, 2012 10:08 PM
17U have only 7 to 10 days of leave in Civil Service ???
No, I did NS. Parts of me are just as damaged as the rest of Singaporeans, for the benefit of the Ruling party and its lackeys. As long as these cockroaches are around, I guess nothing will change.
And these cockroaches breed really fast from what I heard (i.e. the new breed of so-called scholars).
Nov 21, 2012 10:11 PM
Nov 21, 2012 11:25 PM
197-10day annual leave when I was working in the private sector. I did not use my full annual quota. I really felt guilty.
Now I'm working 8-5 (5 days/week), a better way to make a living. And getting by very ok.
I will be taking my full 14day annual leave about mid-Feb '13 (straight after CNY).
Your NS that bad, huh?!
As for the kachuah and CPF, I'm not going there. LOL
Nov 22, 2012 1:39 AM
Nov 22, 2012 2:48 AM
21Yea, thats it for me. Been there done that.
No OT but I pack up by about 6 most days. I have a great boss in my department (so far) and my section supervisor is quite reasonable for a Malaysian.
8-5 is all work and very little play, except for our lunch break. Then 5-6 is our discussion and winding down period But thats just in my department.
You should try coming back and work. You may find it to be a good experience after all.
Ni qiang huayi ma?
Nov 22, 2012 3:18 AM
22It's jiang, not qiang. U got me confused for a while. Yes, wo jiang.
For those who doesn't speak Chinese, he was asking me if I speak Chinese, I said yes, I do. And my Chinese is as good as Mainland Chinese's, because I used to rent an apartment with them in Scotland.
8 to almost 6, would be 50 hours. Hmm ...
I'm keen about this job because part of my job required me to teach and develop programs, which basically means I can OPENLY surf whatever I want.
Nov 22, 2012 3:39 AM
Nov 22, 2012 3:41 AM
Nov 22, 2012 3:51 AM
Nov 22, 2012 6:45 AM
8 to almost 6, would be 50 hours
the 1-hour lunch break isn't counted as part of the official working hours. official working hours for my previous job were 0830-1800 Mon-Thur & 0830-1730 Fri = 42 hours, though the contract stated minimum 44 hours. reality was more like 0830 to 1900-2300 plus some weekends & public holidays. & as some bosses like to say, everyone has 168 hours to spare per week. but i had 18 days of annual leave, & 21 days after 7 years of service. a few friends in private sector worked 0830-1700 & left work on the dot, but had only 7 days of annual leave. varies by field of work too.
Nov 22, 2012 5:18 PM
28Oh, so my 49.5 hours should be seen as 49.5 - 5.5 (lunch breaks from Monday to Saturday) = 44 hours
Taken as 0.5 hours on Saturdays. I guess the reason why they are so particular about the hours is because I have to teach as well. Lesson timings.
Teaching and Research, give me lots of freedom @ work. Other than meetings and lessons, I should be able to do as I please.
Nov 23, 2012 4:07 PM
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