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More jobs will be lost, definitely. Just be ready.

Dear all, we may all lose our jobs at some point in the future. Oxford university economists Dr Carl Frey and Dr Michael Osborne say that 40 percent of all jobs would be lost to automation. It means that 40 percent of our friends or even including us may not get to keep our jobs. … Read moreMore jobs will be lost, definitely. Just be ready.

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1,123 applications approved. Ambank will be 12 pct ‘lighter’

When a company decides to cut costs, they usually start with people. This is because it’s not possible to sell partial of its fixed assets and which is often needed to continue its operations. Besides hiring back staffs may be much faster than to order a new machinery for example. All over the world, we … Read more1,123 applications approved. Ambank will be 12 pct ‘lighter’

2018: Average increment is 5-6%. Promotions get 15-19%.

It’s already halfway through the Chinese New Year for 2018. Have you gotten the increment letter yet? I changed job in August 2017 so I do not expect any sudden change just after 4 months. 😛  What do you think your friends, peers or other Malaysian professionals are getting? According to JobStreet’s Job Outlook 2018 report, the … Read more2018: Average increment is 5-6%. Promotions get 15-19%.

When the job market is stable…

Job market is a very important barometer of the economy. It is also the main pillar of support for all investments including property. When more jobs are lost than created, trouble is brewing. Singapore is already a major financial centre rivalling the top in the world while Malaysia’s only ahead of other ASEAN countries for … Read moreWhen the job market is stable…

Company is losing money, noted. Just don’t cut my housing allowances.

If you are the new CEO of a losing money company, what would you do if your company is ‘bleeding’ money because of high operational costs? Naturally, you will start to cut your operational costs. Hopefully you are also paid lower than the previous CEO who would have been asked to go earlier for causing … Read moreCompany is losing money, noted. Just don’t cut my housing allowances.

Updated – More freedom but less money?

If you know Cantonese, there’s a radio station in the morning that you could listen to. Melody FM. Haha. Yes, usually only those closer to 40 year old are listening. If you are English based, then BFM is a good one. Please do listen to stations which helps us to improve our lives and not … Read moreUpdated – More freedom but less money?

I went from ‘somebody’ to ‘nobody’. Yeah, not easy actually.

One month ago, an awesome ex team-mate who’s now a good friend wrote an article in her blog here. “I knew very little besides volleyball.” She is part of a not-for-profit volleyball club, City Rangers Volleyball Club, set up by ex-national players to share their experience and play a part in nurturing the next set of … Read moreI went from ‘somebody’ to ‘nobody’. Yeah, not easy actually.

Love your job or lose your job.

A close friend was asking me about his career. He said he felt that he was doing way too many things and that perhaps he should just do one thing really well instead. I asked him if he likes all the things that he was doing currently. His answer was a YES. I shared with … Read moreLove your job or lose your job.

How to invest when we are used to spending since young? Parents, take note.

It was 4pm on a weekend. My sister suggested a tea break session which was quickly agreed by my brother and I. We went to a nearby cafe. After ordering the food and drinks, we went to find a table. The whole cafe was full of people. Specifically, full of teenagers and young adults. I … Read moreHow to invest when we are used to spending since young? Parents, take note.

Career? Never straightforward, usually. Stability or potentially?

I stayed 4 years in my first job. I loved my job too and I thought I could work there forever. I only started looking out because my new Japanese GM gave me a rating of C for my performance appraisal. Quite funny because I was a top performer in the first three years and … Read moreCareer? Never straightforward, usually. Stability or potentially?

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