Pursue legal action against your ex-company
Look for another job quickly, equiv or higher pay
Look for another job quickly, will take a significant pay-cut
Drive a Taxi
Start your own business - Photography related
Start your own business - not Photography related. What trade?
Sell your investment properties+shares etc, live off the money
You got rental income / sideline to see you through
Retire - your pay-out + CPF + savings etc should see you through
Sell your current property, rent or buy a smaller property
Others - care to share?
Interestingly, nobody chose "Drive a Taxi" yet. Maybe because drive taxi can hardly make $2,000 a month?
I would agree that it is probably too late in the ball game to show your value. Like it or not, most of the time is how much you are being liked by your higher ups that counts. Delivering some value is important, but most bosses are not very objective. Almost always, it is down to who you know and how much they like you.
Unfortunately, the mgt who like someone may not have the power to keep the person either. I see very good employees who were highly regarded by mgt and got all sorts of internal awards even say they drive the industry forward, get retrenched when company needs to save cost (because good people are expensive) . Sad but it happens.
My own part-time business ventures has not been doing well. Does not even make enough to pay the bills.Am thinking winding up the business and go into food business, but that seems to be everyone's thoughts. Also, may have to let go of my current staff. Kind of a b*tch to think I would have to do that.
It no longer just about doing it "generally" well but being familair with it in depth as well. With each leap in technology new jobs are born but there is the sad fact that alot more gets lost. Replaced.
Each generation that joins the workforce bring a little bit more to the game table thus those already at the game table with nothing more to offer besides what they know, will be called out.
There should be an option to sign on , or join the civil service , they are recruiting heavily .
(Anyway...who am I to give advise...have not been in business ever before. Maybe when its my turn to kanna the you know what, I have to come to you for advise...)
Am trying to hold out until after Chinese New Year. it's very difficult to endure as it's a video rental shop. I mean how many people rent VCD and DVD these days? More than 80% of my customers on record has not rented anything for 2008. Economy downturn should see more folks stay home and watch movies, but only the older folks rent videos, the new generation goes BT download.
It's hard time for everyone now.... especially if your are family sole bread winner.
really have to think out of the box and be optimistic about the outlook.
All thos "doom & gloom" overcast isn't really helping in employment...