In Singapore (and elsewhere too I guess.. ), SME boss companies and the agents try to pay the minimum they can.physdude1 wrote:Another post that puzzles me above is the one stating that 8k is a lot for subcontinentals. Most of the subcontinental professionals I know who work overseas earn way above S$8k/month and the majority probably do earn close to or more than S$18k/month (actually, in my profession, the ones in India also mostly earn more than S$8k/month as well). After all, the richest ethnic community in the US is the Indian community and includes some of the most influential business people around.
I met a PhD who was drawing 5k because his boss sold him the idea that his experience in that company is priceless.
2 years experience, quite talented in Oracle DB, Java RMI and middle ware, understands architecting very well, delivered 3 large govt projects in Singapore ahead of time..
When he wanted to change job, the agent I referred passed a JD with offered pay between 12k to 15k.
The gentleman in question insisted the job offer is a scam. Too much studies does that to some folks I guess.
And he did go for another job interview by another agent, indicative pay not disclosed, and was offered 6.5k.
When the candidate asked for more the Agent had told the guy was being greedy.
Welcome to salary negotiating, Singapore style.
Not sure what he's drawing now, as he changed job and still insists my good recruiter contact is running some scam.
Willing seller willing buyer, to quote a minister, in another context.
PS, I bet, in another 3 to 5 years Sub cons are going to be replaced progressively with another Asian country talent, who are quite capable, building capability on BPO services, maybe not capable as Sub Cons, but to quote a Body shop person, you can get 3 of them for the price of 1 Sub Con. And are less demanding
CSC is the worst possible place you can use for price comparison. And your idea of lawn party, try Singapore Recreation Club or Other places. And if the management one day decides to charge regular prices to member, you wont say any morephysdude1 wrote:The cost of living also seems to have declined considerably and everything actually looked really cheap (at least a lot cheaper than what I have become used to). For eg., an evening partying at the Ceylon Sports Club cost only about US$30 and that included some great Indian food and a lot of beer. In most international cities, that would be at least 3 times more expensive. S$18,000/mth or even S$12,000/mth will go a lot farther in Singapore today than most international places IMO.
And, CSC is UNIQUE, as is Annalakshmi. They aren't to be used as yardstick for COL.