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Post by kimtaymour » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 4:12 am

Reviwgin the rough and appproximate calculationh by the forum mates and by the previous forums as well you can do pretty well with that.. i assume you can save 1000 SGD per month at least whereby the other 1000 is between utilities and foods and transport lets say stretch it to 1200 SGD...

Great offer go ahead.. am happy to hear that we still can find food for 2.50

Guys any idea if the governemnt going to take any action against the price rise? Maybe salary increment, or cut the cost or ....

Myself too am moving in 3 weeks time..saving every single sent hope to find a job at the earliest
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Post by lilai » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 4:24 pm

GarethC wrote:I don't mean to sound pompous, but why do you guys even agree to come over for such a meager amount? I don't think with 2000 bucks a month you will be able to save anything much and have a lot of fun at the same time.
Well, maybe because the weather is better than in Germany and it might be a big step up on the career ladder?

Seriously, I don´t earn a meager amount. From my wage I can pay off liabilities that I have in Germany and the 2000 SGD are AFTER savings...I continue paying into the German pension fond and have several privat pension plans in Germany, so I only have to save for holidays etc. and that I will start doing once I earn more due to taxation in Singapore - from January on and save my bonus, too. From January on I´ll have 3000 SGD monthly budget and if I consider that the staff I am about to employ will earn only half of that I thing I will manage just fine on that.

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Post by Saint » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 4:33 pm

kimtaymour wrote:
Guys any idea if the governemnt going to take any action against the price rise? Maybe salary increment, or cut the cost or ....
That's right, the Singapore Government is going to order every Company to increase employees salary by 10% :roll: What planet are you on!!!

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Post by durain » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 4:52 pm

and shops, restaurant, food court will also rise their price by 10%, so we are back to square one! :roll:

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Post by Saint » Thu, 10 Jul 2008 5:52 pm

durain wrote:and shops, restaurant, food court will also rise their price by 10%, so we are back to square one! :roll:
And what is that commonly known as :-k

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Post by kimtaymour » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 5:25 am

Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
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Post by Saint » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 6:19 am

kimtaymour wrote:Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
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You really don't have a clue do you.

What you are posting is making you look even more stupid

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 7:06 am

Saint wrote:
kimtaymour wrote:Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
:wink:
You really don't have a clue do you.

What you are posting is making you look even more stupid
I see I have left kim in good hands. :cool:
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Post by Plavt » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 7:18 am

kimtaymour wrote:Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
:wink:
:lol: :lol:

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Post by Saint » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 3:13 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
Saint wrote:
kimtaymour wrote:Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
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You really don't have a clue do you.

What you are posting is making you look even more stupid
I see I have left kim in good hands. :cool:
I've learnt from the best :lol:

Easy pickings really :cool:

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Post by kimtaymour » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 3:27 pm

No comment...
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Post by kimtaymour » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 3:30 pm

i just meant that as livving expenses raise of 10% then salary as well will go to 10% then its back to normal calculation on your monthly expenses.. this is waht i meant only...

SMS ... what else can I say to you...!!! ... jsut drop a PM with your diet program i am still waiting for you
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Post by Saint » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 4:13 pm

kimtaymour wrote:No comment...
Most sensible things you've posted in a long time! :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 6:06 pm

kimtaymour wrote:... jsut drop a PM with your diet program i am still waiting for you
Sorry, due to legal implications I cannot do that as the information is private and confidential and also copyrighted. The doctor has sued before and will do so again so keep it out of unscrupulous hands. At 70kg you are not in any need of it anyway so don't hold your breath waiting for it..... Hades may well freeze over first.
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Post by Zeenit » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:08 pm

kimtaymour wrote:Well back to square one is better than nothing isn' it...
:wink:

I take it that Kim is not an economist because if he was God help us all. :roll:
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