I think in today's world there is no such thing as a secure job. Any job you do there is always risk of doing a mistake and getting fired.robleo wrote:Dear all,
I've been in SG for 1 1/2 yr. I just realized that while enjoying the good income, it comes with the stress and even the risk of losing it if you make one single mistake or you fail and lose your job soon. Typical managerial expat experience- you make it or break it. Nevertheless, among the many other issues, I was yearning for some career shift- to teaching- a field where I feel I will enjoy more and will have greater fulfillment.
Anyone here who's made this shift- specificially to teaching in polytechnics or elsewhere? I am experienced in business consultancy and marketing. This is a subject I am positive I can teach about. Do you think it is a wise move and will it ever keep my salary range same or at least close (70k plus annually)?
I have a wife and baby and we recently got our PR approval. You think we will survive?
Would appreciate all your advise.
I competed with young bucks doing oilfield exploration diving (deep sea diving) up till I was in my mid 40's - Today I have literally '000's of hours of bottom time and I'm still racking up bottom time occasionally. I have over 45 years of diving experience of which 18 years were commercial diving without a serious accident (myself or any of my diving crew that I supervised). in 1988, I worked for what was then the largest diving company in the world, (who by the way is doing all the submersible ROV work on the BP GOM Blowout). Due to corporate insurance problems for diving companies with US personnel operating overseas, I had to either go back to the US to continue to dive OR find a job in Singapore so that I could raise my kids in relative safety and have an excellent education and environment which may or may not have been the case had we gone back. I made the decision to stay here. So, I had to finally come out of my retirement for the previous 18 years and find a job and go to work to every day!robleo wrote:@sundaymorningstaple: you liked diving and enjoyed it... how come now you're into staffing? Can you share why? I'm just curious. I just turned 40 and thinking about this shift.
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