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  • Am in a technology company. Our developer head...
    #5166advice· 13h ago

    Am in a technology company. Our developer head was from overseas and was very aggressive in getting work done his way. He would always pull relationships and force other department heads to follow his ways. After a few years of working and some reorg, the dev department grew larger and his aggressive ways became even more unbearable. He would even ask other department staff to work on things not within their job scope or skillsets, and yet making them take responsibility of resulting mistakes. This was reflected to higher ups but nothing was done to prevent such things from happening again and again. Worst of all, more of same countrymen were engaged into the company, distributed to different departments, all birds of the same feather creating a culture of looking down or even bullying Singaporeans lower down in the hierarchy. Senior leads and management have turned a blind eye to the long standing issues making the company's turnover rate very high. Recently, many responsible Singaporean staff received unfair appraisals due to irresponsible work tasks geared towards helping a certain group of countrymen. It's not a good sign going on like this...sigh

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  • I am a foreigner living overseas. I just...
    #5165adviceromance· 13h ago

    I am a foreigner living overseas. I just interviewed with one of IT companies in Singapore. Everything went well in technical interviews and final HR interview was scheduled to make an offer. The HR asked me for expected salary and I got confused because I was unable understand her Singlish accent properly (I am sorry, I am not judging Singlish accent, I just don't have much interaction with Singlish). In my confusion, I said 8000 SGD and they accepted the offer happily. Now contract is signed and I came to know from some connection that for fresh PhDs that the company offers 10,000 SGD for graduates with similar credentials. Since the contract has been signed and they have initiated the EP visa process. What could be good options for me to consider now? In Singapore, do we have options for negotiation during probation period? Is 8000 SGD fair salary for fresh PhD graduated of Electronics Engineering? Thank you!

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  • To whoever who has been dirtying the lifts...
    #5164rant· 13h ago

    To whoever who has been dirtying the lifts at S5 with your foul shoe prints (looks like adidas shoes) pls kindly stop it. The elderly cleaner uncle has been complaining about it. He has back pains and it's really difficult for him to have to bend down and clean your mess each time. Kindly spare a thought for him and the other cleaners around when you dirty things around NUS. Thank you.

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  • Hi! I just wanna gather some thoughts and...
    #5163· 13h ago

    Hi! I just wanna gather some thoughts and opinions on here! I’m currently living my bf, we have been together for 2 years and we decided that I move in to his place a year ago, around the same time we applied for BTO. We thought it would be sort of a good trial to live together before we got married. It has been coming close to a year now and I can say it really is different living with someone you love. 6 months into living together, I found out things about my bf that shocked me. For instance, he has stopped kissing me over time. Our s*x is still great, but we rarely kiss anymore. Contrary when we were freshly dating, we would heavily make out, anywhere and everywhere. And my bf would initiate these makeouts too. But ever since living together I start to realize we don’t make out anymore, although our s*x is still as heavy and passionate as it normally is. It is an issue for me because I love making out and to learn that my bf does not like to make out is quite upsetting for me. On top of that, in the middle of this whole BTO process, my bf decided to start a bicycle business with other partners. I told him that I wasn’t sure of this because as long as we were together I have never heard of his passion of cycling or hear him even talk any technical thing about cycling. I told him I was worried if we could finance the BTO with just my income. Despite that, he did it anyway. Ever since he started this company with his partners, he is always working around the clock. Nowadays when we go for dinner, we seldom have anything to talk about. There was once where throughout the whole dinner, he was on call, which was extensively long that I ended up finishing my dinner already and I walked off home. When he reached home, he was angry with me, he said I could have at least nudge him to “remind” him to eat his meals at the same time as me. We are at a restaurant for god’s sake why does he need reminder to get off the phone and eat? Or even if I had finish my meal, he said I should wait for him. Was I wrong in that situation? I feel like he has changed and the man I was promised to be married to is not the same. I’m sure I have my flaws too, I am very talkative and I love chit chatting with my bf. I miss that. Nowadays he says he doesn’t have time for small talks when its my favorite thing to do. I miss those times when we would talk over the phone until wee hours of the morning. Are we ready for a house? Are we ready for marriage?

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  • Idk how someone with 70rp decided that applying...
    #5162funny· 13h ago

    Idk how someone with 70rp decided that applying for cs double degrees was a gd idea, then surprised pikachu face when got rejected by all overconfidence i guess?? I am lost for words.... Grades so far off from 10th percentile but still confident to get in......

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  • Are there data analysts out there, who find...
    #5161· 13h ago

    Are there data analysts out there, who find themselves doing the non-technical work which weren’t in the JD? Context: I’m a data analyst with a local firm; and I use SQL to extract data and build Tableau dashboards. For projects that involve bots and automation, I play the role of a project manager as well. I want to know, if what I experienced is actually normal. My boss I find, tends to treat my like a secretary, due to the following tasks he assigns me to do. 1. When he builds a datatable, I’m the one tasked to validate his datatable. And that includes going around to ask business stakeholders what the correct logic is. Then I will relay to him the right logic to use. Shouldn’t he, as the manager or data engineer, go check it himself? Why am I playing the role of messenger? I want to know if this is normal, or if I’m being used as a secretary or because he’s brunt alot of bridges with people that he rather I’d talk to them. I only put up with this because I get exposed to business knowledge during this errand and learn a little. 2. He starts on an automation project with many complex logic. And during meetings with stakeholders, he tells me “you better be taking this down,” but it’s not even my project. He’s building it entirely. Is it normal for managers to make their executive their personal note takers, because I wouldn’t be able to put his project on my portfolio. He’s developing it entirely. How can I make sure I be a good subordinate but not get taken advantage of? 3. He makes me create slides for presentations that he’ll be giving. For example, he wants to create a meeting deck for the CEO, to tell our CEO what we’ve been doing, our progress and accomplishments. And I’m tasked to write up what we’ve done. Is it normal for managers to have their executives create a deck, that they’ll present to upper management? Can will these help with my performance rating at all? Lastly. He treats me like a little girl. Once we were sitting in an auditorium with chairs that had wheels on them. And out of a sudden he just pulled my chair towards him just to tell me smth about the presentation we were listening to. Like pulled my chair. Is that normal?

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