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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:03 pm

https://qz.com/950172/the-us-isnt-the-o ... n-techies/

Nice article. Some interesting facts.



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Post by Barnsley » Thu, 13 Apr 2017 2:05 pm

Wd40 wrote:https://qz.com/950172/the-us-isnt-the-o ... n-techies/

Nice article. Some interesting facts.
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Post by Wd40 » Thu, 13 Apr 2017 2:24 pm

This is the interesting part:

"At first, Sabharwal says, Singapore started raising salaries required for foreign workers every six months or so by more than 10%. However, soon, he said, local workers started complaining that they weren’t getting paid as handsomely as their foreign counterparts. Last month, Singapore raised the minimum salary that a firm has to pay a local worker in order to be able to count them as a full-time local employee while calculating how many foreign workers it is allowed to hire."

It will be interesting to see how all this intervention in wage levels, finally ends.

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Post by TMD » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 9:49 am

Wd40 wrote:https://qz.com/950172/the-us-isnt-the-o ... n-techies/
Nice article. Some interesting facts.
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Is the author local ?

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Post by Wd40 » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 9:52 am

TMD wrote:
Wd40 wrote:https://qz.com/950172/the-us-isnt-the-o ... n-techies/
Nice article. Some interesting facts.
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Is the author local ?
No she is global

https://qz.com/author/abhattacharyaqz/

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Post by TMD » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 9:56 am

Wd40 wrote:This is the interesting part:

"At first, Sabharwal says, Singapore started raising salaries required for foreign workers every six months or so by more than 10%. However, soon, he said, local workers started complaining that they weren’t getting paid as handsomely as their foreign counterparts. Last month, Singapore raised the minimum salary that a firm has to pay a local worker in order to be able to count them as a full-time local employee while calculating how many foreign workers it is allowed to hire."
It will be interesting to see how all this intervention in wage levels, finally ends.
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The article quoted CNA source, which explicitly stated :
he increases will be done in two phases. From July this year, the salary threshold to be considered a full-time worker will go up from S$1,000 to S$1,100. This will be increased to S$1,200 from July 2018. "We expect that low-wage workers' wages will adjust in line with the new threshold," said Mr Tan.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 71672.html

An interesting fact that there is a clear distinction between the SG wage policy on lower-income group vs that of those in the better paid sectors. If Singapore isn't welcoming Indian IT workers, I believe they have options to going somewhere else in this day and age.

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Post by TMD » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 9:58 am

Wd40 wrote:
TMD wrote:
Wd40 wrote:https://qz.com/950172/the-us-isnt-the-o ... n-techies/
Nice article. Some interesting facts.
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Is the author local ?
No she is global
https://qz.com/author/abhattacharyaqz/
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What is your definition of "global" in terms of nationality ? :-k

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Post by ecureilx » Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:41 pm

TMD wrote:
Wd40 wrote:
TMD wrote:
Is the author local ?
No she is global
https://qz.com/author/abhattacharyaqz/
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What is your definition of "global" in terms of nationality ? :-k
I guess for some guys, Indian NRIs are Global, but are always Indians at heart - example: the overwhelming crowd that gathered to meet Modi.

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Re: Singapore First

Post by Wd40 » Sat, 15 Apr 2017 1:38 am

That person has lived in 4 global cities so she is aptly global. 1st Gen Indians will definitely be Indians at heart no matter where they live and how long they live out of India. It is only 2nd gen and later go through an identity crisis.

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Post by ecureilx » Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:34 am

Wd40 wrote:That person has lived in 4 global cities so she is aptly global. 1st Gen Indians will definitely be Indians at heart no matter where they live and how long they live out of India. It is only 2nd gen and later go through an identity crisis.

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Ah WD40, you never fail to impress :D

Global Indian ?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Apr 2017 7:47 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Wd40 wrote:That person has lived in 4 global cities so she is aptly global. 1st Gen Indians will definitely be Indians at heart no matter where they live and how long they live out of India. It is only 2nd gen and later go through an identity crisis.

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Ah WD40, you never fail to impress :D

Global Indian ?

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Well, sure! Why not? Most think they're Dog's gift to the world don't they?

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Re: RE: Re: RE: Re: Singapore First

Post by TMD » Sun, 16 Apr 2017 9:37 am

ecureilx wrote:
TMD wrote:
Wd40 wrote: No she is global
https://qz.com/author/abhattacharyaqz/
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What is your definition of "global" in terms of nationality ? :-k
I guess for some guys, Indian NRIs are Global, but are always Indians at heart - example: the overwhelming crowd that gathered to meet Modi.
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That sounds like what both the Indians and Singaporeans are doing within this narrative - Economic nationalism and self interest.

That may explain why "global" (aka "globalism") becomes a dirty word in our very interconnected world today - What an irony.

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Re: Singapore First

Post by TMD » Sun, 16 Apr 2017 9:56 am

Wd40 wrote:That person has lived in 4 global cities so she is aptly global. 1st Gen Indians will definitely be Indians at heart no matter where they live and how long they live out of India. It is only 2nd gen and later go through an identity crisis.
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Err. FOUR "global cities" and you consider her as "global" in her outlook simply based on 1 or more paragraphs that you quoted from her article? Haven't you read the entire Article in full ? :o

Why not add living in regional countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal or Bangladesh ?
Won't that be a better credential for being "global" ?

You see...there are folks who had lived most of their lives in more that just "4-countries" and they do not even dare to claim as being "global" in their outlook.

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