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Renegotiate Offer? Contract Position - System Administrator

Postby buterflie » Fri, 19 Jan 2007 11:06 pm

Hey everyone. Just wondering if I can get some advice/opinions on the job offer I'm getting:

Basically, it's a 1-yr contract job as a Tier 2 Windows system administrator for a major financial institution. However, the contract is with an agency...and they're offering just a little over S$3k with health benefits. Period. Relocation assistance consists of roundtrip airfare and a few weeks of housing. After that I'm on my own.

Considering that I have no certifications yet, but with 4+ years in the industry....do you think this is a fair enough offer? Would it be a good idea to renegotiate, since I haven't signed anything yet anyways (if yes, what would be a safe figure)? Or should I just take it?

I'm really not in it for the money, but I would like to be able to live a bit comfortably...meaning, a decent room at a flat shared with other people, and still be able to go clubbing and maybe go on short trips to neighboring Southeast Asian countries on weekends.

Let me know your thoughts. =)

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Postby jpatokal » Sat, 20 Jan 2007 6:54 pm

Sounds like a fairly normal Singaporean salary to me, and about par for course if you have 4 years of experience (good) in a widely available and fairly generic skill (Windows administration). I don't think you'll be able to push that up much unless you can get into something more exotic, like maintaining the bank's heavy iron systems...

If you're happy to share a flat, you can live the lifestyle you want, but won't have much left for savings.
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Postby buterflie » Tue, 23 Jan 2007 8:45 pm

Gotcha. Thanks so much! :D

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Postby tfang » Fri, 26 Jan 2007 12:22 am

have you signed on with the coy already.?
my co has a number of IT roles available. if you are keen to be considered, you may send through a message.

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Postby youngindian » Fri, 20 Apr 2007 6:08 pm

Hi,

Are there any SAP Basis jobs in your company?

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Postby jalmanzor » Tue, 01 May 2007 1:17 am

Tfang: I have similar I.T. experience to buterflie. I also have a bit of banking experience. Any positions still available?

Thanks!


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