Not sure what OP makes in Norway, but we should remind him that Singapore is the opposite of Norway here. Income tax on 120k/year will only be S$7950/year. That's before deductions/exemptions.JR8 wrote:and income tax goes up to... what? 70/80/90%?
That's the blunt reply. Somebody else will give other opinions later in all probability (it's Sunday morning here at the moment).Kathireast wrote:Hi,
I am working in Norway now. My company (a French MNC) has informed that there is one vacancy in SG with 10K SGD monthly salary. It seems I need to relocate permanently if I accept the offer.
I am from India and I consider it is good if I come close to my home country. I finished my doctorate in Engineering from a well known Norwegian university and working in my current job for the last 3 and half years.
I am bit confused and seek your opinion regarding the following points in my offer;
1) My office at SG informed that new offer is based on 1 month notice period. In Norway, it is 3 month notice period from either side.
If something happens unexpectedly (we never know) and if I come out, will it be possible to get another job within 1 month?
One month notice is the norm here. Getting another job within one month, doubtful, if at all.
I know it is a tricky question. Considering the back-up social security in Norway, I am afraid to accept this 1 month notice period.
I also came to know that my EP can not be transferred to another Company. Can we search another job without EP?
Yes you can search for another job while on a social visit pass (which is 30~90 days depending on your country of origin (if you are an Indian National it will be 30 days only). The EP is tied to the employer and they must have the IPA (In Principle Approval) in hand before sending you over (good chance of it not being approved in today's climate here).
It is tough for me to accept something in SG leaving all the social and job related benifits in Norway. Atleast I can remain in Norway with my PR if I leave my current job. I don't think I have this option in SG. Any comment?
Correct. however you will get a 30 day SVP (Social Visit Pass) upon cancellation of your EP. Outside of that, no. You cannot extend that particular SVP as it is tied to the cancellation of the EP.
2) I have been assured that they will arrange for my EP as well DP for my wife. Will it take more time to secure LOC for her if she prefers to work in SG. She doesn't have previous work experience. Will it be difficult to find job?. She has master in mathematics.
Yes, it can possibly be difficult for her to even obtain an LoC. This was not an issue a couple of years ago, but because some were working in positions of much lower or non-related to their degree, positions, it has been tightened up, so there is no guarantee that a LoC will be issued to the company sponsoring your EP for the position being applied for by the dependent. So, unless you are sure you can survive on a single income for you might want to think twice.
3) I didn't get a complete contract yet. It is strange that they told me to accept the job without sending the contract. In my term, it is not acceptable. I can not risk my current job without seeing the contract. Any opinion?
Don't. Wait for the IPA. Otherwise you may find yourself between a rock and a hard place.
4) Will it be possible to manage with 10k for 2 people?
Yes, but of course that is wholly dependent on one's lifestyle.
5) Finally, will you recommend SG in place of Norway?
No. Unless you are fond of overt racism. Not violent but in your face. (I've not been to Norway so don't know how that is there.)
Thanks in advance. I seek your opinion as soon as possible. They informed me that I should repond before Monday, the 23rd June.
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