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Job Offer: Unsure of what to ask for money wise

Postby Boulevard » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 7:20 pm

Hi Guys,
My husband has been offered a job in Singapore which are currently mulling over. They want him to specify the money he wants and we have no clue!
He is a specialist Health & Safety Trainer educated to Degree level with 3 years plus exp, we currently live in England.

They have offered flights & visas for both of us, a condo, a car, local taxes paid and provisions towards our fuel and electricity. It will be a 12 month contract initially.
He is looking for about 40-50k sterling, which is about 98k US Dollars, but we don't know how this would lie with them, and don't want to scare them off either?

Any ideas? Really would appreciate any help you can give me.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 10:44 pm

If it's in the O&G/Petrochem sector it sounds about right but if it's in the Local Building construction industry it may be a bit heavy. If he's in heavy civils/tunneling it's also within the ballpark. However, with only 3 years experience it would depend on where his experience lies.

Has the company already ascertained whether his credentials will be recognized by the Ministry of Manpower's safety board?

They may have changed their requirements after the recent spate of accidents in the shipyards and tunneling projects, but I used to have problems bring in UK Safety Officers unless it was in the O&G/Petrochem sectors where it seemed there was no problems.

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Postby Boulevard » Tue, 08 Jul 2008 11:02 pm

Thanks for your reply.
It is UK/Australian company which delivers diploma/degree course to professionals in the construction industry, NEBOSH, IOSH etc if you have heard of them.
As far as we know his credentials will be recognised, he is educated to the level of the director of the company and is also a chartered member of IOSH which is imperative.
Does this make it any clearer? He would also have to travel maybe 2 or 3 days a month to Indonesia to deliver course there also.

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Postby bruinbear » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 10:11 pm

Sing $150K/year for a specialist trainer? Is that before or after all the housing and other allowances?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Jul 2008 11:21 pm

So he's NOT to be employed by an MNC or Regional MNC construction company but is to be a pure educator within an institute of education. Have I got it correct at this point?

If so, then it may well be a bit heavy and additionally, my comments about certifications wouldn't be valid as he won't be a practicing Safety Engineer but a teacher. Is this correct? Yeah, I think 135K/pa WITH housing, transport, fuel & utility allowances as well as Income taxes is a bit heavy especially with only 3 years. I could see maybe 150K all in.

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Postby Boulevard » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 3:00 am

Thanks all for your replies, we have managed to get it sorted I think and he has got pretty much what he wanted, thank you for your insight! :)

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Postby bruinbear » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 5:16 pm

So you'll be moving to Singapore?

Welcome!

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Postby Boulevard » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 5:47 pm

Hi Bruinbear, ya it looks like we will be moving!! Just a few little things to tie up.
Do you know much about the Changi area? And is it nice? That is where he will be working, and maybe we will be living there also.

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Postby Saint » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 7:19 pm

Boulevard wrote:Hi Bruinbear, ya it looks like we will be moving!! Just a few little things to tie up.
Do you know much about the Changi area? And is it nice? That is where he will be working, and maybe we will be living there also.

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Anywhere down the East Coast will be convenient, The Siglap area is probably a bit mpre lively with more places to eat and more bars, there's good mixture of locals and expats there.

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Postby bruinbear » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 9:11 pm

Boulevard wrote:Hi Bruinbear, ya it looks like we will be moving!! Just a few little things to tie up.
Do you know much about the Changi area? And is it nice? That is where he will be working, and maybe we will be living there also.

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Given the traffic these days, it would be a very good idea to live near work. Of course this doesn't work out for most people because living in town would cost a bomb.

Since he is working in the Changi area, then I would strongly advise you to find a place near the Changi area. Rentals shouldn't be too bad.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 12 Jul 2008 11:43 pm

Might be able to find something in the Loyang area as well. Reasonably close to Changi. It's a little older but may cause the rentals to be less as well but there are a lot of condo/apartment complexes out there.


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