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Returning to Work in Singapore

Postby SG Green » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:33 am

Hi,

I have been away from Singapore for over 15 years. Recently I lost my job but found an opportunity after almost a year to return home. After accepting the job, I started to get cold feet and felt I should have come back first to better evaluate for myself.

I'm a citizen but my wife is not. We can live comfortably for a few years in a small city environment without work or picking up some odd jobs, so I am trading this carefree lifestyle for the "infamous" work-till-you-drop lifestyle in Singapore. My job also involves frequent travel which will put a strain on the family.

We are seriously considering giving up the offer; we are paying for a quick return trip to Singapore to decide, but I have to tell the future boss first.

Seeking for opinions of people who have taken the leap, or decided not to. Cost of living and density are definitely two top concerns aside from the frequent travels.

thanks
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Re: Returning to Work in Singapore

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 26 Feb 2018 10:54 am

Set it up in such a way that you can back to the small city environment in a year or two? (i.e. no irrevocable changes such as selling your house or cancelling your right to reside / work there).

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Re: Returning to Work in Singapore

Postby SG Green » Tue, 27 Feb 2018 1:17 am

PNGMK wrote:Set it up in such a way that you can back to the small city environment in a year or two? (i.e. no irrevocable changes such as selling your house or cancelling your right to reside / work there).


I thought about that but it is quite a challenge to keep the backup plan here.
We decided that if it didn't work out, then we are settling in Thailand for good. So no turning back.


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