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    Will you take up a job with good pay but no career prospects?
    May not be able to advance.
    Mostly people who do this job quit and move on to other jobs after 2-3 years.

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    how good is good pay?

    how can a job with good pay has no prospect?

    then either you have a very stupid boss, or you have extreme high expectations

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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Will you take up a job with good pay but no career prospects?
    May not be able to advance.
    Mostly people who do this job quit and move on to other jobs after 2-3 years.
    If your definition of good pay is like 10k a month, I'll do it for life! Got lobang??

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    What pay is good pay? Would a person stop asking for pay increment even he has more than enough to live on for the rest of his life?

    In this society, pay is used to judge the career prospect..what's the point of promotion without pay rise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Will you take up a job with good pay but no career prospects?
    May not be able to advance.
    Mostly people who do this job quit and move on to other jobs after 2-3 years.
    Except for the part of no career prospects, this job description fits the CEO job -- good pay, cannot advance (cos at the top already ) and yes, after 2-3yrs, they move on to another company.

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    If a good pay job, say $50K per month, but no career prospect (eg, stay as the same position for the rest of my life), I will take it

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    If the job is value for money at that point in time, take it. But if it has no use to you when you switch jobs, more consideration is needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    If a good pay job, say $50K per month, but no career prospect (eg, stay as the same position for the rest of my life), I will take it
    Yah... S$50K a month is quite enough... even half of that... a pay cheque of S$25K per month for the rest of the life with no prospect... it is hard to resist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b View Post
    Yah... S$50K a month is quite enough... even half of that... a pay cheque of S$25K per month for the rest of the life with no prospect... it is hard to resist.
    can i have an application form?

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    I low ambition only ask 10k... better do some self reflection liao

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    if i can save up for future education aft jus 3-4yrs of work den .

    IMPO, its d ful package of things like
    . core job duties
    . pay
    . ppl at work
    . staff benefits
    . stress levels (or d lack of it?)
    . etc

    there should not b 1 condition tt is extremely bad tt even a fat paycheck will not attract any1.

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    Be Chairman. Can't rise any higher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    Be Chairman. Can't rise any higher.
    eh, d TS say d job No job prospect de le. dun even think abt supervisery position, let alone chairperson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b View Post
    Yah... S$50K a month is quite enough... even half of that... a pay cheque of S$25K per month for the rest of the life with no prospect... it is hard to resist.
    I doubt I can ever reach 5-digit monthly pay even if I worked for another 30 years till I retired

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    Well if the pay's Ok and Good if not Excellent working environment...why not even if its a dead~end for your career...just make another career that is not involved with the job then

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    good career prospects wont feed ur stomach. only money do.

    just go for the one that offers a reasonable - good - excellent pay and stable environment. if compared to another job with good career advancement route but pay is low = no point isnt it?

    in singapore, its the $$$$$$$ that counts.
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    Default Re: Will you take up a job with good pay but no career prospects?

    Quote Originally Posted by WuffRuff View Post
    Will you take up a job with good pay but no career prospects?
    May not be able to advance.
    Mostly people who do this job quit and move on to other jobs after 2-3 years.
    Depends what you mean by a career. A career doesnt mean a job that lasts a lifetime.

    From Wiki- a "Career is a term defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as an individual's "course or progress through life" ". A career therefore is composed of a series of events - you might call them jobs or other types of events.

    FOr me, the more relevant qn is - would you take a job that has good pay but isnt meaningful to you, doesnt allow you to continue to learn, doesnt cause you to grow as a person?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovells19 View Post
    how good is good pay?

    how can a job with good pay has no prospect?

    then either you have a very stupid boss, or you have extreme high expectations
    Eg of good pay but no prospects:

    - Drug carrier.......
    - Bookie........
    - Mamasan
    - Professional Killer

    Just to name a few...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    I doubt I can ever reach 5-digit monthly pay even if I worked for another 30 years till I retired
    Easy lah bro!!!!

    Ask your HR to pay u in cents......... i think easily go into 7 digit pay liao!!! hahhaha.....
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