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Postby Vaucluse » Tue, 20 Dec 2005 4:11 pm

I have not met one new person recently who has a fat expat package . . . (including me . . . all gone . . . down the drain . . . whisked away . . . poof . . . you get the idea!)

As far as income parity goes one needn't even look at CPF, tax, withholding etc . . .

How about a simple formula:

Country A = X
Country B = Y
Country C = Z

Hmm, this translates to the fact that different countries have different pay scales.

For GC:
A seamstress in Somalia earns less than one in San Francisco
A bricklayer in Botswana earns less than one in Berlin
An accountant in Amsterdam earns less than one in Antofagasta
An HR person in Houston earns more than one in HoChiMinh City
A shoe salesman in Shanghai earns less than one in Stockholm

Umm, starting to sink in?

Sorry you didn't take one of the jobs?
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Postby riversandlakes » Wed, 21 Dec 2005 12:34 am

Aah, but how much should Shanghainese shoe-shiner ask for in Stockholm? Not too low as to make living painful (as in low self-esteem hehe) and not too high as to be unemployable...

Vaucluse wrote:A shoe salesman in Shanghai earns less than one in Stockholm
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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 21 Dec 2005 8:31 am

riversandlakes wrote:Aah, but how much should Shanghainese shoe-shiner ask for in Stockholm? Not too low as to make living painful (as in low self-esteem hehe) and not too high as to be unemployable...

Vaucluse wrote:A shoe salesman in Shanghai earns less than one in Stockholm


A salesman in Stockholm can be Chinese, Swedish, Nigerian etc . . . same job, same pay. :wink: No diff.
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Postby riversandlakes » Thu, 22 Dec 2005 2:53 am

Surely not the same as in direct conversion from RMB to Krona?
Goatboy will always cherish his former goatgirl.

But the world is full of fluffier ones.

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Postby Vaucluse » Thu, 22 Dec 2005 10:39 am

Apples and Oranges - that's precisely my point.
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Career problems in HR not only for Expats

Postby Unemployed » Tue, 27 Dec 2005 1:55 pm

Hi All

Career problems in Singapore are not only for the expat community. I happen to be a local with 13 years of experience as a HR professional. I too have difficulty finding a job in Singapore ever since my unemployment. I guess youth plays a part because once you hit the 30s, employers are somewhat hesitant to hire. There are younger people willing to work at half our price and twice our speed who are perhaps more adaptable to change. So let's put it this way, it has nothing to do with being a local or an expat...it has to do with age/income being the factor.

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Postby veryveryrich » Tue, 27 Dec 2005 2:54 pm

Unemployed wrote:
Career problems in Singapore are not only for the expat community. I happen to be a local with 13 years of experience as a HR professional. I too have difficulty finding a job in Singapore ever since my unemployment. I guess youth plays a part because once you hit the 30s, employers are somewhat hesitant to hire. There are younger people willing to work at half our price and twice our speed who are perhaps more adaptable to change. So let's put it this way, it has nothing to do with being a local or an expat...it has to do with age/income being the factor.


Yeah, perhaps by 30's, one should either:

1) Strike TOTO starting his/her own Empire...
2) Apply to 2 years or more CONTRACT jobs...
3) Look for a marriage at overseas good-paying countries
4) Fly off to MARS and start a new life there, just like what NASA wants to do...
5) Keep posting here...
6) Say nothing...
7) Continue to be unemployed.

Unemployed, no offence to you but that's TRUELY what a World we are in today. Assets/Liabilities, to gangs of mine, as long as we are still under 'Employment', we are Liabilities! :twisted:


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