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    Default Help needed!Pls come in n give advice(esp legal advice.)

    I recently signed a contract with my company to be a photographer but seems like it is not turning out that way. I was made to do things that i think photographers r not supposed to do. E contract was signed with e boss assuring he would train me as a photographer but till now it was minimal.
    Does a photographer need to do telemarketing? does a photographer need to go out n look for models?
    Feeling very unhappy here.... wanna leave but e contract states that besides giving a one month notice.... u also have to compensate 6 mths pay.
    went to take a look on e ministry of manpower's website n it says
    Under the following circumstances, an employment relationship can be terminated without giving notice to the other party:

    - If the employer fails to pay the employee's salary within seven days after salary is due; or

    - If the employee is called upon to do work that is not within the terms of the contract of service.
    SO is the contract i signed unfair? n r the above things i have to do expected of a photographer?

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    It depends what's written on your contract, like you said.

    Right now, only you know what's written there, not us..

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    normally the work contract got scope of work, so if your contract didn't cover the scope of work that you were asked to do then its not very right. But sometimes we give and take a bit. Why don't you talk to your employer about how you feel about the situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lypklypk View Post
    It depends what's written on your contract, like you said.

    Right now, only you know what's written there, not us..
    Truth is they were reluctant to even give me a copy. But e job description was photographer..... but do u think wat i said is part of a normal photographer's job scope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    Truth is they were reluctant to even give me a copy. But e job description was photographer..... but do u think wat i said is part of a normal photographer's job scope?
    i like the checking out of the models part. i do that all the time.


    as for telemarketing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zhangyb View Post
    normally the work contract got scope of work, so if your contract didn't cover the scope of work that you were asked to do then its not very right. But sometimes we give and take a bit. Why don't you talk to your employer about how you feel about the situation?
    Well.... they have plans for e company n being e lowest form of life there.... ur opinions means little more than a tao sar bao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    i like the checking out of the models part. i do that all the time.


    as for telemarketing...
    cannot hit quota minus $

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    cannot hit quota minus $
    telemarketing?
    i thnk u shud get hold of ur own copy of the contract first la.



    urs is quite a tricky situation, i think.

    maybe some of CS in house lawyers can help out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    telemarketing?
    i thnk u shud get hold of ur own copy of the contract first la.



    urs is quite a tricky situation, i think.

    maybe some of CS in house lawyers can help out.
    That is wat i hope for too. Cos legal contracts r concern, the terms r unusually unfair to e employee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    That is wat i hope for too. Cos legal contracts r concern, the terms r unusually unfair to e employee.
    wat's new?



    anyway, all the best!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    wat's new?



    anyway, all the best!!!
    This is actually killing my interest in photography all together.

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    So do you or do you not have a copy? It would be highly unusual to sign something and not get a copy.

    If you got a copy, I suggest you post it here if you really want help on how to get out of it because it is nigh impossible to give any comments without seeing the entire picture.

    Side Note: It is amazing how you are reigstered for almost 1.5 yeras without posting anything hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    Truth is they were reluctant to even give me a copy. But e job description was photographer..... but do u think wat i said is part of a normal photographer's job scope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    Feeling very unhappy here.... wanna leave but e contract states that besides giving a one month notice.... u also have to compensate 6 mths pay.
    How long is your contract ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by karkadann View Post
    Truth is they were reluctant to even give me a copy. But e job description was photographer..... but do u think wat i said is part of a normal photographer's job scope?
    If they dont provide a copy to you, then it is unfair to you. You will have to demand for it, and see what is written there tat you signed for ..
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    Why would quiting enforces you to compensate them 6 months of salary ???

    If they sack u leh ? Any compensation ?

    I know small companies are like tat. Do alot of work outside your jobscope.

    I m oso doing alot of stuff that i shouldnt be doing at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG View Post
    If they dont provide a copy to you, then it is unfair to you. You will have to demand for it, and see what is written there tat you signed for ..
    Yeah, right. I think the TS kena bullied. Every contract you sign, both (or all) parties must keep a copy each. Be especially careful of multi-page contract where you only sign at the last page, the middle pages may be "swapped" after you sign. That's why proper contracts required signature on every page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG View Post
    How long is your contract ?
    30 months. sounds so much like an army 2.5 years bond sia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123 View Post
    So do you or do you not have a copy? It would be highly unusual to sign something and not get a copy.

    If you got a copy, I suggest you post it here if you really want help on how to get out of it because it is nigh impossible to give any comments without seeing the entire picture.

    Side Note: It is amazing how you are reigstered for almost 1.5 yeras without posting anything hehe
    I did post... but dunno y my post count is still zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Static View Post
    Why would quiting enforces you to compensate them 6 months of salary ???

    If they sack u leh ? Any compensation ?

    I know small companies are like tat. Do alot of work outside your jobscope.

    I m oso doing alot of stuff that i shouldnt be doing at all
    Sack depends...if it is cos of ur own wrong doing than still have to pay but with such a contract... hard to see them firing me anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpinkor View Post
    Yeah, right. I think the TS kena bullied. Every contract you sign, both (or all) parties must keep a copy each. Be especially careful of multi-page contract where you only sign at the last page, the middle pages may be "swapped" after you sign. That's why proper contracts required signature on every page.
    Hmmm.... Come to think of it. I think there is a very high chance that I did onli sign on e last page onli.

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