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darrenjzy



Joined: 24 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:09 am    Post subject: Fair offer in Singapore? Reply with quote

I have non-education B.A. + CELTA + 8 years experience in secondary schools and colleges in Europe, Asia, and the middle east.

I've been offered 4500SGD with a light teaching schedule. No other bonuses.

Is this about right for my qualifications and experience?

Also, Recommend any other forums?

Thank you
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currentaffairs



Joined: 22 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is accommodation included in the package? Overall, it sounds on the low side to me when you compare it to what you can earn elsewhere. However, a low teaching load and living in Singapore would be the plus points. You may be able to work your way up in time as well..
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darrenjzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No accommodation.

Elsewhere in Singapore or elsewhere in the world? I'm currently looking only in Singapore.
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danshengou



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the OP is single and does not need to save much or pay debts, it should be fine, especially given the benefit of having a light workload. Figure S$2000 per month for rent, utilities, and 5-10% in taxes. So about S$2000 will left over for other expenses. This isn't much, but should be ok. The OP could save money by getting a roommate, and possibly pick up a second job, etc. Bottom line: it could work.
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darrenjzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks,

I'll be living with someone so it should work out.

The question was focused on whether or not I was getting a fair offer.
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currentaffairs



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know the situation in Singapore. You could probably earn more in Hong Kong or the Middle East. As a way into Singapore the job offer could be worth pursuing.
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danshengou



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

darrenjzy wrote:
Thanks,

I'll be living with someone so it should work out.

The question was focused on whether or not I was getting a fair offer.



Based on your creds, it's probably about as good a deal as you're gonna get. Plus you seem to like Singapore and can make the money work with a shared flat and all. I'd say it beats being broke by a long shot. Cheers mate!
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a reasonable offer given your experience and qualifications. There are many people teaching longer hours and earning less. I'd say this is a fair base point from which to start your Singapore experience.
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bule_boy69



Joined: 05 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Fair offer in Singapore? Reply with quote

darrenjzy wrote:

I've been offered 4500SGD with a light teaching schedule. No other bonuses.



Could you please tell us what you consider a light teaching load?

Thanks Smile
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