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Experience with Singapore job consultants

 
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Dear All,

I would like to share my frustration while communicating with job consultants in Singapore. I dealt with two job consultancy companies and today realized how they neglect once an employee joins their company. I joined an MNC here in Singapore from a job consultant and that job consultant provides my payroll etc. I planned to bring my family to Singapore and requested the consultant to apply for my family's dependent passes since individual's cannot apply for it. The normal process takes 4 working days and an approval letter will be issued to come to Singapore. This consultant took around 30 days and still I am waiting for the approval letter. Ministry of Man Power (Singapore's man power ministry) already issued approval letter couple of weeks back and this consultant has to send me the letter.

In one communicaion he stated that he sent the approval letter using his black berry to my gmail account and I haven't received it. Later he said he posted the letters through Singapore post and after 3 days I haven't received. Singapore post delivers any post in one day within Singapore. I am sure of it! I called him and he is not picking up the phone even it is office hours. He will not reply to the mails I sent. How to deal with this kind of people?

I had the same experience with another job consultant before. Until a candidate joins their company and client they will run behind candidates and once they join they will be completely neglected. I believe this is completely unprofessional way of handling employees. How to deal with this kind of consultants? I do not know what to do since I have planned everything for my family's arrival and booked tickets too!
[ July 31, 2008: Message edited by: Sai Surya ]
 
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Why not go directly to his/her superior? There seems to be something fishy going on there.
 
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such kind of ppl wont listen to you unless they need you. And once they get feeling that now you need them, they will start tolerating you.

Now you will have to think, how can you make them feel that you dont need them but they need you.
 
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Now you know that he is trying to ignore you, if you wish to continue with the same consultant, pester him as much as you can. Drop emails, call him more than 3 or 4 times a day. He would get irritated by your behavior and do what you need or will respond to you
[ July 30, 2008: Message edited by: Marilyn de Queiroz ]
 
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The reason behind sharing my experience is for the sake of new people who are aspired to get a job in Singapore. For the first job one has to join here through job consultant in most of the cases. So the people who are about to join these consultants should be very careful while negotiating salary, benefits and tax deductions every month etc. As you see once the candidate joins them they will surely ignore their employees.

The regular salary they offer is alomost below average so it is never wrong to quote more. Singapore living cost growing to the skies now a days including rental, transport, cab charges, food and medical expenses.
 
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Maybe you can talk to your client, and tell him if they are willing to get you again under another agency. If they said yes, then, first you must check your contract if it allows you to do so. If not, talk to MOM that you need the contract invalidated, due to whatever he is doing.
 
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Hi Surya, can you please tell us what is average salary for 6yrs of exp in singapore? n is it advisable to move to singapore?
 
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Hi,

Can anyone please put across some contact details of consultants hiring java guys from India?

Thanks
Job Seeker
 
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Rish and Kalia, I think you should better open a separate thread for those, as it is out of topic.
 
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Originally posted by Jesus Angeles:
Maybe you can talk to your client, and tell him if they are willing to get you again under another agency. If they said yes, then, first you must check your contract if it allows you to do so. If not, talk to MOM that you need the contract invalidated, due to whatever he is doing.



I did gave a hint to the consultant that I will take a day leave to get the documents from their office. Since they are not willing to give me leave (we have a project launch in a week time) they sent the documents in courier. I am happy that I got my documents but after making a lot of noice.

Things are not just smooth with these guys
 
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Hi Sai,

Can you give the email id of your consultant and of any consultant you know hires java guys from India? I am presently in Bangalore and want to relocate but m not able to get in touch with consultant. I have applied on job portals but havent heard back from any company. I am 5 years experienced in Java J2EE.

Thanks
 
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Hi,

Can you please give the contact information of the consultant you went through & possibly of the other consultants you are aware of ?

Thanks
Sudarshan
 
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