Crap, I just paid 70 bucks the day before to a plumber for a easily 10 ~ 20 bucks job. Not that I don't want to do it but the pipe burst and the plumber simply "extorts" from my grandma since I'm not around in SG.
Back to the subject. Cannot do a real comparison coz u are allowed to do all your works urself in the States or Aust. (Not referring to just plumbing, but like electrical or renovation.) Don't need licensed electrician or contractor. So all these "home" works are considered a luxury if you get someone to do it.
I would find the Aussie "lollipop" man earns the most for his / her job.
(The person who switches the stop sign).
When people can tell me that the theoretical (yes, it's theoretical, economics as a subject is after all theoretical) understanding that I have of economics garnered from my own self-study of university level books..
Not du lan la.. Have to suck thumb. What to do, they proclaim themselves to be econs uni grad, and pull age on me. I young punk leh!
Actually, whether a Masters Degree helps depends on the job requirement (whatever profession and company it is). Go through The Straits Times' Exec Appointments page, and some job posting websites like JobStreet, Monsters and JobsDB, and do a search in your 'ideal' job, ie. Research Assistant, HR Manager, IT Manager etc... From there, you'll be able to see what's the educational requirement of the employers.
Most of the talk has been on engineering masters so far, here's my take on management masters
MBAs and other management masters generally add another dimension to that engineering or technical degree and/or work experience. It definitely helps in terms of knowledge and it opens much more doors. However, this being singapore, dun expect the phenomenally obsence pay that US top companies are paying unless you're a top B-school grad (read as Harvard, insead etc).
So my 2 cents is that if pay is what you're looking for.. invest in a top b-school MBA (around $100k), find a job as a banker. If career progression in terms of more effective management, then a MBA (from most reputable schools) would be useful. It's only useless if you're taking it for the paper rather than the knowledge
Last edited by liquidforce; 28th March 2007 at 10:35 AM.