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What's In Your Expat Package?

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Hedgie
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What's In Your Expat Package?

Postby Hedgie » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 9:26 pm

I'm just curious as to what people get in their expat packages. I work for finance related firm based in the States that has no formal human resources department or expat program, in fact I'm the first one from the firm to live/work overseas while working there. So it's been hard for me to gauge what expat packages normally consist of.

My package is simple - I have up to 3 trips back home to the States (business class) and the firm pays my rent and utilities (around S$4.5k/month). I don't have any wife or kids so school tuition is not an issue yet. But am wondering if there is something else I should request. It's hard to ask for a hardship allowance since Singapore is as easy to live in as New York. I still get paid in USD on the same basis as I would back home.

What are the components of your expat package?

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 04 Jul 2007 11:26 pm

Your benefits are above par (most of us are lucky to get one trip yearly in economy), and if you're already here, it's a bit late to bargain. But yeah, schooling for the kids is a biggie for families, because it'll cost a pretty penny otherwise.
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Postby Charlatan » Thu, 05 Jul 2007 12:53 pm

I don't get any perqs.

My moving expenses were covered and that's about it.


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