x9200 wrote:For many if not majority people on this board the answer is near "immediately" and a more relevant question would be on when the enthusiasm started to fade away.
I have to agree with X on this.
One thing is for sure, excitement always comes in when you first moved to a new place; you want to explore, you want to see what's out there for you, you want to check out the local antics, etc.
nutnut wrote:...expect you to work 20 hours a day 6 days a week...
Then the excitement meter crashes down. Make it twice as fast if you have an Asian boss like what Nutnut says. Make it triple if you still haven't make actual friends after many weeks.
As for me, I'm in the so-so group (50-50). Coming from a lesser country, Singapore definitely provides the security, the money, the fun and the melting pot of cultures and people. But of course, there is always downside for everything (like the first-world-facility, third-world-mentality dilemma and the superficiality - if you get what I mean).
I've been here for almost 2 1/2 years and counting. I don't mind staying here but I'm open for any better opportunity outside if it comes knocking on my career door.
So whatever you choose, OP, it is personally your choice and yours only.