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Feb 28th 2018, 11:30 am
Replies: 5
Views: 6,205
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Job Offer for Jakarta, Indonesia - need advice

Thanks for the responses so far.

I've received clarification from them and they have confirmed that all my annual leave, public holidays, and sick days are UNPAID (!)

that does sounds rather...
Feb 25th 2018, 10:45 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 6,205
Posted By Travel4life

Job Offer for Jakarta, Indonesia - need advice

Hi All

I've received a draft contract for a position in Jakarta on a 12 month fixed term contract, I'm a Civil Engineer from the UK.

I've reviewed the contract and I'm shortlisting some...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 15th 2017, 11:26 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Job Offer Retracted by Company - already resigned from last employer!

I'm not disheartened by it and have moved on from it already. Initially it is disappointing but it's likely to be for the best. It's more of a learning event, and to share with the rest of the...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 14th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Job Offer Retracted by Company - already resigned from last employer!

Thanks for the feedback and advice. It was a Letter of Agreement, which I thought was a contract, but as you are differentiating between the two, that's probably not the case. Yes they do have...
Forum: Malaysia
Sep 2nd 2017, 10:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Travel4life

Job Offer Retracted by Company - already resigned from last employer!

Hi there

So I've had an email this morning indicating that due to the client's major removal of work from the scope and acceleration of the remaining scope, the position I was offered in KL is no...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 24th 2017, 2:09 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

Thanks for all your feedback.

The 2 year locking thing actually specifcally says if i resign or "get terminated for cause" then id had to pay it back. im not sure what "terminated for cause"...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 19th 2017, 1:50 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

Thanks for your swift feedback.

Interesting you say that, as my thought were to not negotiate the 3 months and discuss the 2 year lock. The 2 year lock is more in case of personal or family...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 19th 2017, 12:57 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

I'm prepared for the change in customs and culture, partly why I've decided to make the move

So I've had the paperwork come through and I'm carefully reviewing the wording. There's a couple of key...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 10th 2017, 11:05 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

You may be partially correct about why they might not stick around, but it doesn't mean the Brits way of doing things is wrong.

It's strange to me that people wait for the boss to leave the door...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 10th 2017, 8:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

It's a company started in australia and has now become a group of companies in different locations, whos head office is in singapore. It has an office in Malaysia as a separate company so-to-speak...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 9th 2017, 10:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

I thought this only happened in India and other Asian countries. I definitely would not follow this custom, completely disagree with it.

Theres too much of a boss/authoratative culture in some...
Forum: Malaysia
Jul 8th 2017, 12:40 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

Thank you lol



What visa would be most appropriate for me? Ive read into MM2H. I did pose the question and he just said a standard working visa. I don't think he was that clued up about it as...
Forum: Malaysia
Jun 29th 2017, 1:32 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By Travel4life

Offer received for Kuala Lumpur - Excited, Nervous, Ifs and Buts

Hello All

I'm from the UK and I've had an offer, following 2 interviews, from a company to join them in KL asap for a senior role on a project. It's an international company in the field of...
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2016, 4:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Where in the World?

Well, I'm 31 and have worked on a few projects in the Middle East from the UK offices. I have worked in Saudi for around a month for business trips but that's about it. Some of it may work in my...
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2016, 2:05 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Travel4life

Re: Where in the World?

Thanks for your response. It may be a valid point if it were true, and I think it's probably partially true, only because I was very determined to get a job abroad in my first 5-6 years esp, but...
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2016, 10:48 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Travel4life

Where in the World?

I've just joined this forum and I couldn't find a general work related section so I'm posting in here to attract more readers.

As a UK based Chartered Civil Engineer with 10 years experience under...
Apr 23rd 2016, 10:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 441
Posted By Travel4life

Hi. Civil Engineer in the UK

Hi there

Just thought I'd introduce myself. Came across some useful threads on here through google searches and felt this was a good place to get myself signed up to.

I'm a Chartered Civil /...
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