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Why Are Most Job Interviewers in Singapore So Mean?

I felt so mad and sorry for Lady J for what she had to go through. It’s an issue that has been infuriating me for years. Why don’t job interviewers in Singapore show some basic decency and respect.  Haven’t they … Continue reading

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10 Things I Wish Singapore Job Interviewers Would Not Do

{via ca4it} After reading this post about how applying for a job in Singapore can be draining, by the always brilliant Orange Foam Finger, it triggered off some of my suppressed feelings about the whole job interview process. Never wanted … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Company Men

Anyone who has been through a retrenchment or had the heartache of searching for a job during a recession, will appreciate that this movie was made. Everyone else should watch it just so that you can have empathy, because unless … Continue reading

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So Glad that the Police is Cracking Down on Speeding

I have been especially worried about heavy vehicles that speed, so I felt compelled to post about this new crackdown by the police. I get even more frustrated when I see vehicles with pipes and poles that don’t seems to … Continue reading

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Language Insensitivity Depresses Me: Glad that Minister Lim Boon Heng Brought this Up in 2005

I have often felt saddened when I want to apply for a job that seems so perfect. I have met the criteria in every way. They even asked for a good command of written and spoken English. And then I … Continue reading

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I’m Posting Every Day in 2011

If I miss a day I hope to make up for it on other days. Actually, I have been posting quite regularly since I started in April 2010. To be honest I have become addicted to blogging as it’s filled … Continue reading

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Beautiful People Get Away with Murder at Work

{Image: China Smack} My cousin just sent me this article. It’s about the old bias that everyone knows exists at work, but that’s never officially acknowledged. Better looking people who are less qualified can get away with lot of nonsense … Continue reading

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My Confession: I Should Not be Ashamed of This, But I Am

I don’t know why it’s so hard for me to put this out there, but ok here goes – I am unemployed. I am jobless and very ashamed, guilt ridden, and embarrassed about it. The thing is, I wasn’t retrenched, … Continue reading

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Finding a Nice Boss is Like Winning the Lottery

Why are mean bosses a dime a dozen, while the nice ones are as rare as diamonds? It seems that only the aggressive power hungry individuals get to the top while the nice guys finish last.  The board doesn’t give … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Job Define You

You’ve probably met them.  The executive who brags about their job. The great company they work for. Every conversation revolves around how hard they are working and even though they secretly relish how indispensible they are.  Sadly, I used to … Continue reading

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