I wished I had good news to relay, but there's nothing exciting to talk about.
It's all over the news that layoffs are happening, even in Singapore. While my company has yet to be affected, I can't help but be worried.
I'd be hitting my one year mark in the company soon. It seems like I will never be happy working anywhere. Firstly, we are forced to return to office - as a social hermit, I dread this. Secondly, I feel that my work is getting monotonous and I'm not learning much. While I can pass time, the issue is I'm shortchanging myself in career growth. I'm not looking for upward movement or climb the career ladder, but I want to be skilled enough to move laterally. It is sad that I'm only in my early 30s and feel uncompetitive in todays' market; I am already starting to feel that I could be expensive to hire and getting too old for some companies.
Yet, while I could be expensive compared to younger folks, my pay has not risen. I would be earning more if I had stayed in my previous organisation, though I tell myself I should think positive that I left as that place sucks. Compensation wise, with inflations hitting the roof, I am actually earning lesser than before. I can only look with envy at news reports of salary adjustments.
Next, my boss sucks. Or maybe I am too rigid to bootlick. For now, my plan is just to lie low.
The solution would be to find a new job and aim for a jump. While I want to find a new role against this recession climate, I feel it could be an uphill task to enter my dream companies - I am not able to articulate how I can value add, and would I be a laughing stock to say that I want to learn in a new role? Would companies want to invest in a soon-to-be-auntie?
With the recent dip (again), I've done my 5th transaction for 2022 in May. The amount is split between Dimensional Global Core and Emerging Markets Large Cap.
- Jan: $3,060
- Feb: $3,060
- Mar: $3,060
- Apr: $2,000
- May: $2,000
CPF OA investment
- $5,000 on 11 May
- $1,000 on 20 May
- $2,000 on 15 Jun