24 Feb '14, 3am

I am a 46-years-old overseas grad and have not been holding a perm job since I quit from an executive position...

I am a 46-years-old overseas grad and have not been holding a perm job since I quit from an executive position...

From my own experience, even if you downgrade your education and salary expectation, the employers would still reject you as long as the lowest salary you can accept is higher than what they are willing to offer. Nowadays, almost all employers don’t want to negotiate with you even for a small gap in salary expectation. They would advertise repeatedly for years to get those who are really desperate to accept such low pay. The truth is that your pay expectation is already so low, but it is still high to them. Hence, such low-paying jobs with long hours usually go to foreigners. Some years ago, I went to a NTUC job fair and was shocked that a full-time cashier earned only basic S$800++ per month for 6 days a week, 8 hrs per day. The HR personnel told me that we had to rotate 2 shifts. The part-timer only earned $5/h for 3 days per week, 5hrs per day. I saw mostly old uncles a...

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