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Postby higgledy » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 9:38 am

With regards to the pay of SIA, it actually depends on the number of flights that you do per month. But every month, there would be at least 1 long haul flight. But on the average, there will be around 3.5K, you get more when you do fly more to the long haul flights. My accountant's future daughter in law gets abour 4K to 5K every month, especially now it's peak season & moreover, there is a shortage of crews now..

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Postby snowball » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 10:29 am

Plavt wrote:Snowball,

That is fair comment and a good break down of what things have cost you but you seem to be missing a few expenses such as medicine and dentistry along with clothes, insurance and transport. I think it is these items that you need more and more as you get older that sundaymorningstaple has incorportated into what may be called a general budget.

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Plavt,

My breakdown was just a rough one and it would amaze you that with that salary, I was able to save, say about 250 a month.

Medicine & dentistry - yes. That's when savings come in handy and not your salary. Besides, am talking about when you are still in employment, then you will still have the basic benefits. Maybe I am lucky that companies that I work with give good benefits. :wink:

Clothings, insurance & transport - all within the 700. That's what I account for my expenditure. Clothings are wants, not needs, besides, a good sense of mix and match helps. I don't see the need to buy new clothes every month?

Insurance - is claused under "Bills", utilities taken care of. Phone bill is only about 50/mth. Insurance is not more than 150/mth, depending on what package you take. Don't go for something that's beyond.

Transport - not that expensive in Singapore really. Just compare to other cities in Asia even. We are comparatively cheaper, just take less taxis and prepare to walk a little more! :)

The drill is being able to work out within your means and live comfortably. You won't need to kill your social life just because you earn less. Just have to learn to adapt and you will know how to :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:11 am

snowball,

If you are able to live comfortably on that salary more power to you. That said, I won't persue this any further but I will say one thing. The guy that gets you will be blessed with a "Low Maintenance" wife. A rarity in todays world. Good on ya! :wink:

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Postby snowball » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:26 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:At least not in a manner that would reflect your status as a FS or FA.


What kind of status? I'm still not the Boss!!! :? So I see that being a FA makes you more "high-class"? :roll:

sundaymorningstaple wrote:So I think your view is a bit simplistic if you think you can live the high society lifestyle that an FA represents on $1600 a month without mommy & daddy's help


I am simplistic - that I agree. Not everyone can be like me (my lifestyle per se) - I cannot agree more.

What you said - what can I say more?

You have listed everything money can do but you forgot about friends and doing things more by yourself.

I forgot for a moment that it's money that makes the world goes round, and maybe, just maybe, that's your world, sms.

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Postby snowball » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 11:32 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:snowball,

If you are able to live comfortably on that salary more power to you. That said, I won't persue this any further but I will say one thing. The guy that gets you will be blessed with a "Low Maintenance" wife. A rarity in todays world. Good on ya! :wink:


Oopsie, took a while for me to think about that "previous" post to you, so I guess I missed this post.

I really rather be a "high maintenance" person because guys are so cheap, they do tend to take things for granted too easily.

Often told of by my friends that I need to "value" myself instead :lol:

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Postby Plavt » Fri, 14 Jul 2006 3:31 pm

Snowball,
Personally I find your figures a bit iffy but if you have found a niche and can live comfortably on that salary then good for you.

You are lucky if you have found employers willing to foot the cost for medicine and dentistry not something you would get in the UK but the system here is different (National Health Service more commonly known as NHS). Clothing is a necessity not simply a 'want' as people like me wear the base off a pair of shoes in no time.

However, as sms said such figures would not reflect your status as an FA as you would expect certain standards. This is not surprising given SIA's reputation the Airline in several surveys came out top for several years being beaten into only second place by Hewlett-Packard in the last survey I am aware of.

I am going to leave this here but you are certainly are a rare species if you do not have the wants others in Singapore and elsewhere do.


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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 Jul 2006 7:04 pm

snowball wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:snowball,

If you are able to live comfortably on that salary more power to you. That said, I won't persue this any further but I will say one thing. The guy that gets you will be blessed with a "Low Maintenance" wife. A rarity in todays world. Good on ya! :wink:


Oopsie, took a while for me to think about that "previous" post to you, so I guess I missed this post.

I really rather be a "high maintenance" person because guys are so cheap, they do tend to take things for granted too easily.

Often told of by my friends that I need to "value" myself instead :lol:


Two final thoughts for you.

The first thoght is: If you find guys are cheap then I would have to say you are hanging around the wrong guys. I doubt if very many of the guys on this forum are cheap. Unless you are referring only to local guys that is. I'm not saying all are but your complaint seems to be a common one heard here. That and lack of a romantic streak as well. Anyway, that's another discussion and I've said all that I'm going to say on that. :-#

The second thought is: If there is no cachet or perceived status to the job of Flight Attendent or Flight Steward then why are there some 10,500 posts on FA's & FS's on this forum? Why are people trying over and over, time and time again to get a job as a FA or FS? :cool:

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Postby snowball » Mon, 17 Jul 2006 1:12 am

Plavt wrote:Snowball,
Personally I find your figures a bit iffy but if you have found a niche and can live comfortably on that salary then good for you.

Plavt.


Plavt,

I have been told about that before :lol: and I do acknowledge the fact that FA have a certain lifestyle to maintain but then, FAs don't earn that miserly amount really :)

I was only giving my own experience that it is possible to live within 2k/mth. With parent's help or living at home, you may even give back your parents about 200-300/mth.

Wouldn't say it is easy in the beginning but nothing is impossible really. One just have to adjust their mindsets and set their mind to it.

P/S Having said that, I am not a FA or before and had not aspire to be one. Just wanted to chip in my 2 cents worth here and there :wink:

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Postby Astroboy » Fri, 28 Jul 2006 5:54 pm

well, my mum brought me and bro up single handedly
for 20 over years
on a meagre 1000 sing dollars per month...

you will survive..
and only if you save, will you be rich in the future..
coz even if u earn 5 or 10k but spend everything
you will never feel or be rich

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Re: my mum

Postby Plavt » Fri, 28 Jul 2006 6:52 pm

Astroboy wrote:well, my mum brought me and bro up single handedly
for 20 over years
on a meagre 1000 sing dollars per month...

you will survive..
and only if you save, will you be rich in the future..
coz even if u earn 5 or 10k but spend everything
you will never feel or be rich


Interesting to read but what was $1000 twenty years ago? Since then you and your brother haven gotten older and presumably had other jobs or maybe part-time jobs and in some way contributed to the household budget.
I have no idea what other help your mum may or not have had though and she might not have told you.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 28 Jul 2006 11:15 pm

Astroboy wrote:well, my mum brought me and bro up single handedly
for 20 over years
on a meagre 1000 sing dollars per month...

you will survive..
and only if you save, will you be rich in the future..
coz even if u earn 5 or 10k but spend everything
you will never feel or be rich


Have to agree with Plavt on this a bit.

http://www.singstat.gov.sg/keystats/hist/exchange.html

You will notice that from the above chart that the average exchange rate in 1984 was USD 1.00:SGD 2.1331

Using the CPI Inflation Calculator located here:

http://www1.jsc.nasa.gov/bu2/inflateCPI.html

you will note that 1000 SGD / 2.1331 = USD 468.82

If you plug that into the CPI Calculator for 1984 to convert to 2004 values you get USD 852.31 in 2004 dollars which converts to USD 852.31 x 1.6903 (average exchange rate for 2004) = S$1,440.66 per month in todays dollars.

Not near as bad as the Malaysian workers in the shipyard at sembawang earning 600-800 SDG at todays rates. (true it does go further as 1300 MR once they cross the causway).


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