Low Income?!

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Low Income?!

Post by Hayleytipper » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 1:32 am

My friend (a normal local singaporean) said that expats in singapore are generally rich. Anyone disagree or agree? Just wanna hear your thoughts! feel free to post and comment! :)
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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 8:54 am

What's an expat?

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Re: Low Income?!

Post by RULDS » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 5:30 pm

Hayleytipper wrote:My friend (a normal local singaporean) said that expats in singapore are generally rich. Anyone disagree or agree? Just wanna hear your thoughts! feel free to post and comment! :)
Everyone in Singapore (expats & locals) are generally speaking 'rich' compared to the rest of the world and the poverty thereof.

Otherwise, your question is a bit offensive and quite random. Who cares who is rich? Live your life, do your best and be happy with what you have.

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duh of course not

Post by Hayleytipper » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 5:34 pm

Duh of course not all expats are rich, what about those working as marine time engineerers? My friend is one them and he complains about his shitty salaries all the freaking time.
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Post by Zeenit » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 5:50 pm

Is rich been referred to in happiness.......

been rich is when you happy, loved by your family and friends
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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 7:44 pm

What's an expat?

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Re: Low Income?!

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 7:45 pm

Hayleytipper wrote:My friend (a normal local singaporean)
Is this non sequitur?

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Re: duh of course not

Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 19 Nov 2008 7:51 pm

Hayleytipper wrote:Duh of course not all expats are rich, what about those working as marine time engineerers? My friend is one them and he complains about his shitty salaries all the freaking time.
What's a "marine time engineerer"?

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Post by winger7 » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 7:26 am

Strong Eagle, pretty sure an expat is simply a person thats living in a foreign country...thats from what i understand anyway, feel free to correct me if im wrong

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Post by Strong Eagle » Fri, 28 Nov 2008 9:31 am

winger7 wrote:Strong Eagle, pretty sure an expat is simply a person thats living in a foreign country...thats from what i understand anyway, feel free to correct me if im wrong
That was my point. The OP said "expats were generally rich". I think there are many foreign nationals (expatriates) in Singapore who are not rich at all.

There are Singaporeans who are rich and those who are not. Same with expats.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 29 Nov 2008 2:37 pm

Yeah! I'm one of the ones who ain't! :(
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by winger7 » Sun, 30 Nov 2008 8:12 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
winger7 wrote:Strong Eagle, pretty sure an expat is simply a person thats living in a foreign country...thats from what i understand anyway, feel free to correct me if im wrong
That was my point. The OP said "expats were generally rich". I think there are many foreign nationals (expatriates) in Singapore who are not rich at all.

There are Singaporeans who are rich and those who are not. Same with expats.
yea ive heard about that before...that expats r generally rich...well i dont know if theres a solid definition but i dont think they necessarily have to be rich cuz my family used to be expatriates in china

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Post by matsura » Sun, 30 Nov 2008 11:54 pm

its very common, you will not work abroad if your rich...
be happy! stay cool!
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