Dragging the post back to the original topic ...
Kim, where in the world did you come up with that deduction? or is it a tongue-in-cheek statement?
Sorry - I got my facts messed up, but just checked and citizens in SG account for 62% of the pop.
NorrinRad wrote:Actually SMS, I could be wrong but think I've seen the FT term used in conjunction with maids as well. Agree that FL would probably be more appropriate for them. And would explain why the locals are confused.
I always assumed that the term FT refered to S & Work pass holders, and was a cynical term used to "sell" them to the rank & file of the population, but SMS has disabused me of that notion. Thanks.
On the Singapore is "cheap" topic - I'm losing the plot. I personally know of a Pakistani banking executive (def also paid vast amounts of money) who was invited to apply for PR, but he declined. So invites do happen.
Reasons for declining - I don't know his, but I'm fairly sure that salaries in SG are not on a par with those in NY (in another post someone was saying that a shift manager at Starbucks NY would qualify for a PEP based on salary) and also the general quality of people that you're working with here is not the same (hence the reason for the govt having to send out invites and I also know that they're doing exactly the same in the academic sphere).
sweetgazebo wrote:#2 - well why would a bank pay you USD$30K / month for nothing
It happens back home for political reasons if you have the right colour skin and they need the numbers! Not as likely to happen in the US I think.