No, this has nothing to do with what's 'normal' in my country, because my country has an award system.IOP wrote:Well, I cannot defend this case, because I'm not local, but I'm also foreigner and I have good skills and I work together with foreigners from these wester countries, and can you imagine that all those of them who have bad skills earn much more than me and my Asian colleges from other Asian countries. Of course, those westerners who have good skills and contribute, say, like me earn significantly more than me. Do not I or guys like me need to pay for apartments or maybe life quality becomes free for us? Will you like if you will be treated like this? Is this attitude normal in your country?Splatted wrote: yes.
As is another friend of mine who has also just arrived. Half his pay goes to rent, while locals he works with live in HDB. Who do you think, of the two, finds it harder living in Singapore?
What it has to do is how well you anticipated your expenses before you arrived in Singapore, and how well you negotiated during your interview.
You were happier with less. It's as simple as that. Others could justify asking for a higher pay.