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    Default Re: yet another company bites the dust

    hey..take this as a 'sign' for you to pursue your other passion - PHOTOGRAPHY


    If your wife-to-be understands your current situation and backs you up all the way, she is a wife. And you will cherish her even more ......remember thru bad and good times

    All the best in your coming wedding and job search !!!

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    Don't worry too much, man. Years from now you will look back on this episode and feel it's for the better.
    I was once in a similar situation many years ago. The whole bloody dept closed down (decision made by ang-moh HQ) and everybody from the director downwards all kena retrench. We had some advance warning (a couple mths in advance) and there was a big meeting and I remembered all those on leave kena recalled back to attend. The ang-moh VP announced the whole dept closing to a hushed audience (although I suspect those managers already knew). Anyway, for the next few months, you can see rare sights like managers reading the classified ads openly during office hours and people all boh-chup because they know closing shop soon. All the workers were pilfering whatever eqpt they can get their hands on. The whole place no government.
    Thankfully, I secured a new job (unrelated industry) before I left that place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    Today is a mixed day.....

    i dunno whether to be happy or sad....but i'm definitely worried.

    ANother supposedly "ESTEEMED" biotech company bites the dust shortly after a spate of bigger names closed down or merged or assimilated.....

    My company is gonded...hence officially i'm jobless...

    i'm happy, because i have a chance to get out of the big and rubbished hype that "LIFE SCIENCE RESEARCH IS GREAT AND FANTASTIC!" ....i wanna see how great it is to scringe to eat bread and drink water everyday.

    I'm sad, because despite a fantastic boss and great leaps that we've made in our discipline leading to some great papers, because of EXCO inability to draw in more funds or generate that investors interest to part with their $$$, many of the major workers in the lab (all are > BSc with 90% having a 2nd upper hons, and some MSc) are sacrificed.

    I'm worried because there is 6mths to my wedding dinner and i need to look for a job to keep savings...else i'll go into red....

    Now.....within this 6mths....

    stay in this line and really pray for a miracle?
    or stray...................

    help!
    hi.. sorry to hear what has happened to you. I think maybe u could find new jobs on job search websites.

    nowadays, such thing can happen to anyone be it a cleaner or a CEO.

    the most important thing now is to spend wisely and keep your health in good shape.
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    So sori to hear this. Tis is the worst nightmare for any guy....

    err... not joking but, maybe u should start buying Toto every mon & Thurs

    It's either u get rich or u make singapore pool richer...
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    Yo bro.

    I can pass you the entire database of Biotech and pharma tech company in SG.

    I'll be back in the office on monday. PM me if you are interested in those datas.

    Good luck my friend.
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    u guys really do care alot.... so touched!!!

    many sincere thanx to you guys for all your encouragement as well as moral and audaciously kind support.

    I always remember the saying:-

    the higher u climb, the harder the fall...

    i suppose this is quite a huge fall, and seriously i don't mind...but can't they even delay it further to say sept or something

    Its worse when for the past 1month, news are blacked out.....everything still goes on like any day.......and then last week, we suddenly received an short email from our CEO that there's the trimming and downsizing leaving only a few scientists and RAs and a couple of Admin staff for assimilation into another BIG organization.

    anyhow, i've been trolling Sat recruit these few weeks.....unfortunately, these days, not many places i can fill in....like i mentionend to a couple of my friends

    Overpaid BSc(Hons), underqualified PhD.....thats the problem with MSc in SINGAPORE!

    but nevertheless, i guess within the next month, i'll either stubbornly stick my stubborn ass in this line or switch to a completely different field.
    Thanx to many who've been always encouraging me to switch despite my atrocious photography
    I am quite hesitant still because i am nowhere near the standard of how the pros (some on CS) shoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupisk View Post
    Yo bro.

    I can pass you the entire database of Biotech and pharma tech company in SG.

    I'll be back in the office on monday. PM me if you are interested in those datas.

    Good luck my friend.

    Yeah, i suppose i'll really need that to keep my options open at both ends!

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    Whatever it is... any job is also a job as long you hold your dignity and preserve yourself, 6mths is a long way to go.

    Actually marriage is cheap, it's the parents that are expensive... wedding dinner...pictures, etc.... and you end up shaking hands of the people that attended your dinner of which, 80% you have never met/known before...

    *hint hint* skip the dinner, 6mths jobless also can

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    Quote Originally Posted by AhV View Post
    hey..take this as a 'sign' for you to pursue your other passion - PHOTOGRAPHY


    If your wife-to-be understands your current situation and backs you up all the way, she is a wife. And you will cherish her even more ......remember thru bad and good times

    All the best in your coming wedding and job search !!!
    yeah, she does support me going full time photography! but i really don't have the skill to do good photography....... still sucking my thumb lar and i suppose i dun wanna disappoint her and not bring back any dough ..... let alone the bread!

    Eh, u need kopi boy to make kopi during your shoots? hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Whatever it is... any job is also a job as long you hold your dignity and preserve yourself, 6mths is a long way to go.

    Actually marriage is cheap, it's the parents that are expensive... wedding dinner...pictures, etc.... and you end up shaking hands of the people that attended your dinner of which, 80% you have never met/known before...

    *hint hint* skip the dinner, 6mths jobless also can
    PRECISELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! U NAILED THE POINT LOR

    bur then...everything signed liao.......................... how to "skip" the dinner......maybe can try "postpone" like one of the brothers advised

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    PRECISELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! U NAILED THE POINT LOR

    bur then...everything signed liao.......................... how to "skip" the dinner......maybe can try "postpone" like one of the brothers advised
    hehe... told u liao last nite. try 'negotiate' lor... wedding dinners are meant for parents lah, not us the kids.

    really, i hope u'll find ur heart's desire soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    hehe... told u liao last nite. try 'negotiate' lor... wedding dinners are meant for parents lah, not us the kids.

    really, i hope u'll find ur heart's desire soon!
    nego with parents easier...its nego with Hotel thats the problem......

    but LPPL liao

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    yeah, she does support me going full time photography! but i really don't have the skill to do good photography....... still sucking my thumb lar and i suppose i dun wanna disappoint her and not bring back any dough ..... let alone the bread!

    Eh, u need kopi boy to make kopi during your shoots? hehehehe
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    Take a break... hava kit kat.

    Hav you considered overseas jobs?
    did but dunno where to find such jobs.....and dunno the market overthere.

    either I'm blind or there isn't much "Overseas" research job so far?

    actually, i got a feeling if i end up going overseas for job, i'll shoot more photographs rather than work!

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    Have u thot of looking at the public service for jobs. However, you may have to consider doing something very different from what you have been doing before. Plus, I heard that with the proper papers, you will not need to start from the bottom - but dont quote me on this! Look here :- http://www.vog.gov.sg

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    Quote Originally Posted by plsoong View Post
    PRECISELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! U NAILED THE POINT LOR

    bur then...everything signed liao.......................... how to "skip" the dinner......maybe can try "postpone" like one of the brothers advised
    Very simple, invite rich fiends like scanner, nightwolf75, etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wazzup View Post
    Very simple, invite rich fiends like scanner, nightwolf75, etc etc.

    wow.....

    i'll keep those in mind....

    today is the 2nd day of attrition.....another few RAs within 2 hours have been felled.....

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    Don't worry lah bro, I'm sure you'll find better jobs out there. On the other hand, if you really go into photography, do look out for me
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