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elliotb2



Joined: 05 Oct 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:05 pm    Post subject: ICON+ Reply with quote

I got a job offer from ICON+. Has anyone heard of them? They have a scheme where SGD 500 are withheld each month, paid out at months 8 and 12. Is that a sign that it is a terrible job, or is withholding a typical scheme for foreign hire contracts? Might there be any indication that it is illegal in Singapore?

Any ideas would be truly appreciated Exclamation Exclamation
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very odd to me. Sounds like an incentive to stop you doing a runner. I'd say this doesn't bode well. How much do they offer for a month?
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elliotb2



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you wailing_imam. Base is 3000 minus 500 withheld until months 8 and 12. Sure, it keeps the runners at bay, but it seems extremely harsh for those of us who are serious about teaching, serious about doing a good job and getting fair pay.

Its medical coverage plan is bunk. Does that mean that private health insurance is most common in Singapore?
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wailing_imam



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds dreadful. Give it a miss.

Yes, most people have some kind of private healthcare plan. It's not too expensive, depending on your age. I think I pay around SGD$300 a year with NTUC Income.
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elliotb2



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:33 am    Post subject: And. . .Done Reply with quote

The company seemed quite unprofessional in my dealings with them. The contract seemed like a first draft and just seemed like it couldn’t hold water overall. Finally, that withholding scheme would have made my life miserable for five hundred bucks a month.

Whew, disaster averted. Again, wailing_imam, thanks for the advice.
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