It has nothing to do with quitting. If I was smarter than I am I would have left long ago.sundaymorningstaple wrote:Of that, there is no doubt. But I've weathered them before. I ain't a quitter! lol
Agreed, but it's one shot. Mine expires next year.BBCWatcher wrote:A PEP also works pretty well, especially if well timed.Strong Eagle wrote:The real danger for expats these days is for those who are not on PR.
True, but if living in Singapore means coping with multiple, frequent bouts of extended unemployment then maybe it's time to shove off and move out anyway. PR status only gives you the option to suffer multiple, frequent income losses, not the obligation.bgd wrote:Agreed, but it's one shot.
I agree with you, but while it's bad for foreign workers it's working exactly as the government wants for resident workers. The foreign workers are supposed to be the "gap fillers," the "swing" workforce -- the temporary hired help. If they bear the brunt of economic downturns then resident workers will bear much less. Moreover, any economic downturns will occur within the context of a government that is trying to slow down population growth, amplifying the impacts. There is some "good" in that for remaining foreign workers looking to become resident workers. The fewer EPs applying for PR, the greater the chance each applicant has of approval assuming that the annual PR quota is static. (It certainly seems to be.) As a metaphor, when the dinosaurs died out the little proto-rodents hung on (and dined on dinosaur carcasses, probably), thrived, and eventually evolved to become humans. If you're one of the survivors you can do well.Strong Eagle wrote:But when entire industries downsize or offshore, three things happen, all bad.
I dunno. I'm beginning to think SMS is Lazarus Man.BBCWatcher wrote:All people leave eventually since all people are mortal. (Well, at least I've never met anybody who credibly claims otherwise.)
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