writingale wrote:Hello friends,
I'm a editor based in India and I have been offered a job by a well-established publishing company in Singapore. They are willing to give me S$ 2300 per month, with standard medical benefits (NO housing or car)
I personally think that this is very low. I have over 2 years experience in my field and have also worked in the US for an year (as a intern). I earn around INR 35K a month here in India and I feel I am worth much more in Singapore. But when I say this, the HR person at the offering company tells me that S$2300 is very good salary for a single person (I am unmarried right now, but my parents might visit me often and I also want to save some money)
I also asked a friend (who works as an architect in Singapore) about this salary and he explicitly told me to refuse the job offer. I am quite confused. Can anybody here advise me please? Am I being too greedy? Or should I ask for more... I did ask for S$ 2750, but the HR refused, saying that S$ 2300 would be their final offer.
Thanks in advance
You been hiding under a rock or something? There are literally thousands of "S" pass holders in Singapore (with degrees) earning between $1800~2300/mo. Sure, they share flats to save money. But guess what, if he wants to work "in Singapore" then he will do what he has to do. It's easier to get a prospective employer who wouldn't even talk to him from overseas or doesn't want the hassle of applying for EP's to talk if he is already here and working. They already know it's easy to get him in as he's have already done the vetting process.Humour_Me wrote:That's about the starting pay for a graduate here. I would say that you should stay on in India, gain a couple more years' of experience and then come out. S$2300 is too low for someone to move from another country and resettle here. I would ask for at least S$3200 - renting a place here is not cheap.
I'd compare the tax rate of Singapore with what you are paying now in India.writingale wrote:Can anybody here advise me please? Am I being too greedy? Or should I ask for more... I did ask for S$ 2750, but the HR refused, saying that S$ 2300 would be their final offer.
Thanks in advance
This is the mentality which justifies employers abusing their employees. Perhaps this can be considered a reasonable amount if you are a local living somewhere in Singapore. What do you suggest to a person coming from abroad? Bring his tent with him to stay in one of the parks? Even if you share a flat, that would cost you a lot.darian wrote:thank GOD for wateva amount of salary u r getting...theres lots out there hunger to death!!!!!!
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