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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 08 Jun 2007 10:12 pm

Marlowe wrote:it really depends where the person is coming from. if they're from india or china, they'll usually make less than locals. if they're from australia, the US or europe, they'll usually make the same or a little more.

so, the answer is, 'it depends'.
Thanks Marlowe! :)

I had typed exactly that in my response but then deleted it in the name of PC-ness. unfortunately, while not a desirable trait here it is a factual one nonetheless. That was why I settled with Regional Expats. :wink:
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Post by Marlowe » Sat, 09 Jun 2007 10:42 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Marlowe wrote:it really depends where the person is coming from. if they're from india or china, they'll usually make less than locals. if they're from australia, the US or europe, they'll usually make the same or a little more.

so, the answer is, 'it depends'.
Thanks Marlowe! :)

I had typed exactly that in my response but then deleted it in the name of PC-ness. unfortunately, while not a desirable trait here it is a factual one nonetheless. That was why I settled with Regional Expats. :wink:
as you know, of course, it has nothing to do with one's race, but everything to do with the average compensation level in different countries. if you move from a high-comp country to a high comp country, you are already earning a high salary. if you're coming from a low-comp country, you likely aren't earning a high salary by western-standards. so, you'll get a big raise when you move to Singapore, but you're just working off of a lower base, and thus it'll take a few years to catch up. nothing more to it than that.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 1:05 am

Marlowe wrote:as you know, of course, it has nothing to do with one's race, but everything to do with the average compensation level in different countries.
Hopefully you aren't expecting us to believe that crap. I've been here too many years to buy into that kind of corporate mumbo-jumbo. As it's out in the open, frankly it has everything to do with one's race at least here in Singapore and in Asia in general. For that matter, it's not that much difference in the west either - even with laws to protect against it there is reverse discrimination today thanks to affirmative action!
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Post by Marlowe » Sun, 10 Jun 2007 7:17 am

ha, well i guess i did accidentally walk into a thicket, didn't i?

i can only speak from my experience, and if you all have different experiences i'm not going to argue with you.

i know racial (and may other types of) prejudice exists in the world, and probably in singapore. but i am also 100% sure that one's abilities, attitude & work ethic have a lot more to do with one's success or lack thereof than their race.

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