I recently got promoted at work, and I’m here to tell you how I did it.
It wasn’t easy. It was a combination of hard work and a bit of luck. But more than anything else, I believe it was a result of the Singapore work culture.
You see, in Singapore, it’s not uncommon for employees to threaten to quit if they don’t get what they want. It’s a way to push employers to recognize the value of their employees and to reward them for their hard work.
I had been working in the same job for about five years. I had worked hard and was a good performer, but I felt like my efforts weren’t being rewarded. My salary hadn’t increased in a few years, and I was starting to get frustrated.
So I decided to take a chance and put in my notice. I told my boss that I was leaving in two weeks if I didn’t get a promotion. It was a big risk, but it was the only way I saw to make a statement.
To my surprise, it worked. My boss was taken aback by my ultimatum, but he recognized my hard work and agreed to give me the promotion. I was elated! I felt like I had finally been acknowledged for my efforts.
Since then, I have seen many others take the same approach. People in Singapore understand that they need to be assertive if they want to be rewarded and recognized. It’s part of the work culture here.
Of course, this approach isn’t without its risks.
Employers could easily take offense to such demands and may decide to fire the employee instead of giving them the promotion. That’s why it’s important to be strategic and thoughtful when taking such a risk.
But if you’re confident in your skills and abilities and are willing to take a chance, threatening to quit can be an effective way to get the recognition you deserve. It worked for me, and I’m sure it can work for others too.
At the end of the day, it’s all about understanding the Singapore work culture and being willing to take risks. If you’re willing to put in the hard work and show that you’re serious about your career, you just might find that threatening to quit can be the key to success.