There’s more I want to share but what is niggling in my mind right now is the quality of foreigners that our meritocracy based system is bringing in to replace the “redundant masses”.
I have worked with enough foreigners who claimed to have held Team Leader, Trainer or Manager posts.
Yet they hardly display any of the traits associated with people of that level.
Skill sets were amazingly deficient.
My question is – how are their credentials verified by employers here?
Do they call the employers in their home countries (since most apply here directly while on Social Visit Pass) to do a background check?
But, I feel strongly about this as we are under more scrutiny when applying for jobs which they can easily do it due to the “HR connections”.
T cite a presonal example – shortly before I left my job, I attended a job interview.
I felt that the interviewer (Head of Department) had been convinced of my skills and abilities to the point of using terms like “You will be doing this, you will be doing that” I knew in no absolute terms that a job offer is certain unless I have signed on the dotted line.
She mentioned some concern about my salary expectation but there was no figure being tossed in the air for me to consider.
However, when I did a follow up with their HR 2 weeks after, they were quite vague about the reason I was not chosen.
I was wondering if this was due to the “testimonial” from the company that I was dismissed previously?
The HR repeatedly told me it’s a termination of contract as stated in the employment contract i.e. both parties have a right to do so giving each other one month notice.
I was given a choice to either resign voluntarily on the spot or chose to be terminated.
I gladly took the former and received one month pay in lieu plus company bonus (which was due the month after) and pro-rated AWS.
I believe this would be unheard of for dismissal due to disciplinary action which I was accused of so I felt fortunate in a wry way.
My other colleagues who were targeted for dismissal as well had no such luxury and left on their own accord after being badgered big time.
The irony of it all – I was dismissed on the eve of Labour Day!
Thanks for listening.
Have a great day and weekend ahead