:think: heh....5 to 6 yrs!!! dun think it is engineering line unless you are one of the few really high flyer.... think now the starting pay of new engineering is just 2-3k..........and based on the current economy situation, dun think it is possible to get 500 increment every year..sigh....
Most of the time, whether you get >= 5k is more on whether you are lucky and opportunity is given to you. You can be a grad and can work for more than 10 years, but if you are unlucky, no need to think about achieving this goal. Even if you have achieved that, how long will this "good time" last?
You might be competent but when you are unlucky, forget about 5k, you might even lose your job.
Sounds demoralizing? Too bad, it parts of life. :devil: