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Old 27-08-2011, 01:30 PM
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i hold a degree in engineering, with plenty of portfolio in software engineering. told my prospective employer that i can code in anything from andriod to apple devices to java. they were impressed with my engineering skills despite having no professional experiences. this is because, i am currently in the finance sector.

i asked my fellow course mates who are in this line, they are all paid at least 3 to 3.6k. so i requested for 3.5k and promised to work ot, weekends and to drive their sales. apps on the store can easily earn their revenue and a good mobile programmer definitely cost much higher.

however, they told me they can offer no more than 3k. i am currently drawing 3.3k in finance back-office, a comfortable and stress-free administrative environment with no ot. i think it makes no sense to do a job switch back. are andriod/apple programmers so dis-respected in the market? it's no wonder that sg engineers are facing sad times.



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i hold a degree in engineering, with plenty of portfolio in software engineering. told my prospective employer that i can code in anything from andriod to apple devices to java. they were impressed with my engineering skills despite having no professional experiences. this is because, i am currently in the finance sector.

i asked my fellow course mates who are in this line, they are all paid at least 3 to 3.6k. so i requested for 3.5k and promised to work ot, weekends and to drive their sales. apps on the store can easily earn their revenue and a good mobile programmer definitely cost much higher.

however, they told me they can offer no more than 3k. i am currently drawing 3.3k in finance back-office, a comfortable and stress-free administrative environment with no ot. i think it makes no sense to do a job switch back. are andriod/apple programmers so dis-respected in the market? it's no wonder that sg engineers are facing sad times.
Why do you want to switch from finance sector to engineering? Stay in the bank and move around within banking.

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hi paymemore,

be patient in the finance sector, at least your prospect is much better than a engineer. i see that u are doing much better in finance than in engineering.



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i hold a degree in engineering, with plenty of portfolio in software engineering. told my prospective employer that i can code in anything from andriod to apple devices to java. they were impressed with my engineering skills despite having no professional experiences. this is because, i am currently in the finance sector.

i asked my fellow course mates who are in this line, they are all paid at least 3 to 3.6k. so i requested for 3.5k and promised to work ot, weekends and to drive their sales. apps on the store can easily earn their revenue and a good mobile programmer definitely cost much higher.

however, they told me they can offer no more than 3k. i am currently drawing 3.3k in finance back-office, a comfortable and stress-free administrative environment with no ot. i think it makes no sense to do a job switch back. are andriod/apple programmers so dis-respected in the market? it's no wonder that sg engineers are facing sad times.

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i see potential in the mobile app stores. the ecosystem is growing steadily. a single game like angry birds can hit hundred of thousands of downloads yet the mechanics are simple.i decided to give a shot at being back as a programmer, creating software which people enjoy using. i released useful and free apps on both andriod and ios so experience is not a problem. as long as users are happy, i am happy.

finance can get boring at times, because u're doing the same thing and looking at numbers. i am wondering where i can find wise employers who are willing to pay for quality mobile developers.


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hi paymemore

i admire your skills and your drive in software development. if one day i required someone to help me in iOS or Android i will give u a shout.
i am currently still lose in making my next move. i hope to own a business
but i am still lose and trying to figure out what to do.

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i see potential in the mobile app stores. the ecosystem is growing steadily. a single game like angry birds can hit hundred of thousands of downloads yet the mechanics are simple.i decided to give a shot at being back as a programmer, creating software which people enjoy using. i released useful and free apps on both andriod and ios so experience is not a problem. as long as users are happy, i am happy.

finance can get boring at times, because u're doing the same thing and looking at numbers. i am wondering where i can find wise employers who are willing to pay for quality mobile developers.
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i hold a degree in engineering, with plenty of portfolio in software engineering. told my prospective employer that i can code in anything from andriod to apple devices to java. they were impressed with my engineering skills despite having no professional experiences. this is because, i am currently in the finance sector.

i asked my fellow course mates who are in this line, they are all paid at least 3 to 3.6k. so i requested for 3.5k and promised to work ot, weekends and to drive their sales. apps on the store can easily earn their revenue and a good mobile programmer definitely cost much higher.

however, they told me they can offer no more than 3k. i am currently drawing 3.3k in finance back-office, a comfortable and stress-free administrative environment with no ot. i think it makes no sense to do a job switch back. are andriod/apple programmers so dis-respected in the market? it's no wonder that sg engineers are facing sad times.
if u are seeing disrespect to the engineers for this today, when u switch to engineering, u will be seeing & getting this disrespect every day, in your life, not only for 1 day.

Consider again. This is what the colonial mindset hangover we are still seeing in singapore even today, that anything foreign is any good.
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Hi,

You have very high enthusiasm in Apps and you seem to have experience in it, so why not treat it as an after-work business and continue to work on it and grow it as your own?

I think it's hard to find an employer who would have the vision as you do AND at the same time to give you a pay, given that this app business is very new and honestly, only a handful of the apps business are big. I saw most of them are very small business made up of 1-3 person. Well I may be wrong...

The only exception I could think of is, of course, Apple! Consider getting into the company by any position and work your way up.

J
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Hmm, I think you should try start ups. They pay pretty well at least >5K.


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Hmm, I think you should try start ups. They pay pretty well at least >5K.
I thought startups here don't pay well.
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If ur this passionate and good, why not go abroad and follow ur passion. Why stay in Singapore and look for something that sucks in Singapore.
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