Scuba & Father... For Life
yes. to each his own....migrate is last option for now...and i love what i do and have no complaints over the hours...of course will try to cut down in future...but now i am still young better cheong....
The fact that the country's top keep mentioning of a serious brain drain occuring, needing foreign talents are suggesting that all these talks of Sayonara (goodbye in Japanese) is real and not mere coffeeshop rant.
Try staying or working in different countries for a while and your perspective of the world is no longer the same again.
True.... each person must make his/her own decision regarding their own life.
But be as it may... one must not see Migration as a Cure-All, Solve-All, kind of solution to everydays issue.
I know of people happily living aboard.... and I also know people who can't come back because their lives aboard wasn't as good as they have thought its going to be. Whatever you do Migrate or not.... just doing your planning as carefully as you can.
Scuba & Father... For Life
Just to correct you that whilst law firms (ie the company) charge by the hour, lawyers (ie the human being employee) are not paid by the hour. Hence, lawyers putting in more hours of work do not directly translate into proportionately more pay as in the case of hourly temp workers.
Vince is a lawyer? haha..i'm not and i agree...my friends work till damn bloody late and they not pay by hours...
The problem of brain drain is very real. Lots of people with abilities are quitting this country. Not because they can't contribute, but because the system don't allow them to contribute. They feel this place runs on wayang, with little real underlying substance. People with real substance get sidelined, and of course they get frustrated enough to leave.
So coincidental. My wife and I migrating next month because cost of living too high in SG. We just decided it wasn't worth it anymore working our whole lives just to pay off one house.
The way Abdul Ghafor kept whining about 42x increase in income since 1960 was truly amusing-- has he never heard of "real" (as opposed to "nominal") incomes? The only way our income will increase 42x is if things become 42x cheaper!
Nobody seriously believes that, so why keep harping on it?
In reality, a lot of people have gotten poorer-- even the rich people. Eg the tycoons of the past built such grand houses (black and white bungalows, chinese mansions, etc)-- but how many rich people can afford to live in such large houses today? Even they are cramped into 5,000 sq ft penthouses that cost $10M or $20M!
I can't understand what gave these writers the notion that life should become easier as time goes by-- even with economic growth.
Hey Eyes, thanks so much for your compliments. I try. I noticed you are in Osaka, a wonderful place to live. I was hoping my wife could get a job in Japan. A place I've long wanted to live in.
Scanner- We're moving to San Francisco. Scary, one of the most expensive cities in USA is still waaayyy cheaper than Singapore.
with HDB so high?everybody must earn 20-30k to be able to braek out of this crap