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Old 08-02-2016, 02:19 AM
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To put things in perspective, only about less than 30% of each batch of Singaporeans make it into local unis. Maybe 1% in Ivy League or good UK unis (Oxbridge and LSE).

Of the 30% in local unis, majority would graduate without Honours and therefore end up with jobs that earn them maybe high 2ks and Low 3ks salary. Even for those with Honours, most would be in non-top-finance (front office or at least get into management associate Programmes), non-law, non-medicine, non-dentistry jobs and thus earn Low 3ks.

Therefore only a very small minority of Singaporeans would make big bucks in life. Perhaps there is a disproportionate representation of big earners on this forum because big earners tend to compare more. Or it could be just a lot of bs on this forum.

Finally, for the 70% who are unable to make it into local unis, the vast majority end up in normal jobs earning mid-high 2ks starting. Some succeed in starting their own business or taking over their parents business and earn big bucks.

This is the practical reality of the singaporean society.
yup, spot on.
And making mid 2k to 3k in your 20s in singapore is perfectly fine. pretty good even.

everyone wants a better life. but having a roof over your heads, food on the table, running water, high speed internet, etc. already makes you better off than a sizable chunk of the world's population

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Actually, the average NUS kid would take home about $3.2k.

Much less those from more reputable faculties like law, medicine, dentistry, business etc.

Mid 2k to 3k is frankly pathetic. 4K should be the bare minimum of acceptable starting salary.

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Actually, the average NUS kid would take home about $3.2k.

Much less those from more reputable faculties like law, medicine, dentistry, business etc.

Mid 2k to 3k is frankly pathetic. 4K should be the bare minimum of acceptable starting salary.
Shhh. Quiet now child. Go play on your ipad k. The adults are talking.

There is no such thing as a "pathetic" salary. Only thing pathetic is your life. Just do what makes you happy. I would easily take a job doing something both meaningful to myself and to society that only pays 2k or even less a month.

At the end of the day. Money is just a means to happiness. So why not find a career that makes you happy and skip the middleman altogether? Of course, it would be good to have a meaningful career that also pays well. But I'll take a meaningful career over money any day.

If you have no passion or interest and only find meaning in making money then that's just sad. You peg what is real to something that is ultimately transient. Heck, money isn't even real.

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^ Poster must be really insecure and drawing a low salary to write so much crap.
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Actually, the average NUS kid would take home about $3.2k.

Much less those from more reputable faculties like law, medicine, dentistry, business etc.

Mid 2k to 3k is frankly pathetic. 4K should be the bare minimum of acceptable starting salary.
This thread has really lost its purpose. Can we go back to helping SIM graduates and students get an idea of what their salaries would be in various industries? I have a number of friends from either SIM-UOL or SIM-RMIT. Many are in roles such as marketing, advertising, accounts, sales, etc. Regardless of what their job is, starting salary is mid-high 2ks, but it will rise to decent 3ks after a few years. I have one friend who attempted to start businesses but failed many times and is still trying.

Also, high 2ks and 3ks are NOT pathetic. They are enough, with CPF, to allow a dual-earning couple to get married and start paying off a 3/4 room HDB slowly. Most of my friends are in their-late twenties, many are getting married, one just gave birth to a lovely boy last month. They are very happy with their lives and I am happy for them too.

Those who try to derive joy from earning more money and comparing with others tend to be the most lonely and sad. There will always be someone who earns more, does better in school, wins more awards.

I worked super hard in a local uni and graduated with a first class honors, found a pretty well paying job, but I can't wait to quit. Why? I just spent the entire weekend in the office, only managed to make it back for reunion dinner. My working hours are past midnight almost everyday with mostly burnt weekends. I have very little time for my fiancee. Who is happier - my SIM friends or myself? The answer is obvious.
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This thread has really lost its purpose. Can we go back to helping SIM graduates and students get an idea of what their salaries would be in various industries? I have a number of friends from either SIM-UOL or SIM-RMIT. Many are in roles such as marketing, advertising, accounts, sales, etc. Regardless of what their job is, starting salary is mid-high 2ks, but it will rise to decent 3ks after a few years. I have one friend who attempted to start businesses but failed many times and is still trying.

Also, high 2ks and 3ks are NOT pathetic. They are enough, with CPF, to allow a dual-earning couple to get married and start paying off a 3/4 room HDB slowly. Most of my friends are in their-late twenties, many are getting married, one just gave birth to a lovely boy last month. They are very happy with their lives and I am happy for them too.

Those who try to derive joy from earning more money and comparing with others tend to be the most lonely and sad. There will always be someone who earns more, does better in school, wins more awards.

I worked super hard in a local uni and graduated with a first class honors, found a pretty well paying job, but I can't wait to quit. Why? I just spent the entire weekend in the office, only managed to make it back for reunion dinner. My working hours are past midnight almost everyday with mostly burnt weekends. I have very little time for my fiancee. Who is happier - my SIM friends or myself? The answer is obvious.
wah work whole weekend until so shack still got time to write WOT grandma story at 7.32am. sayang sayang mr "local uni FCH" go get some sleep ok?
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wah work whole weekend until so shack still got time to write WOT grandma story at 7.32am. sayang sayang mr "local uni FCH" go get some sleep ok?
LOL calm your t its. At least he got FCH and is making more money than you. Which means he already wins you by the standards of comparison on this forum.
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LOL calm your t its. At least he got FCH and is making more money than you. Which means he already wins you by the standards of comparison on this forum.
Sure sure remember to puch your ticket after work, otherwise no other pay.
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This thread has really lost its purpose. Can we go back to helping SIM graduates and students get an idea of what their salaries would be in various industries? I have a number of friends from either SIM-UOL or SIM-RMIT. Many are in roles such as marketing, advertising, accounts, sales, etc. Regardless of what their job is, starting salary is mid-high 2ks, but it will rise to decent 3ks after a few years. I have one friend who attempted to start businesses but failed many times and is still trying.

Also, high 2ks and 3ks are NOT pathetic. They are enough, with CPF, to allow a dual-earning couple to get married and start paying off a 3/4 room HDB slowly. Most of my friends are in their-late twenties, many are getting married, one just gave birth to a lovely boy last month. They are very happy with their lives and I am happy for them too.

Those who try to derive joy from earning more money and comparing with others tend to be the most lonely and sad. There will always be someone who earns more, does better in school, wins more awards.

I worked super hard in a local uni and graduated with a first class honors, found a pretty well paying job, but I can't wait to quit. Why? I just spent the entire weekend in the office, only managed to make it back for reunion dinner. My working hours are past midnight almost everyday with mostly burnt weekends. I have very little time for my fiancee. Who is happier - my SIM friends or myself? The answer is obvious.
Hi, which industry are you from? From my experience, i would say in life, you reap what you sow and you lose some, but gain some. You have less time to go out now, but maybe at a later stage, you can give your family a much more comfortable life.
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My working hours are past midnight almost everyday with mostly burnt weekends. I have very little time for my fiancee. Who is happier - my SIM friends or myself? The answer is obvious.
You might want to rethink that? Bearing in mind that a few years working hard builds a better career and subsequently life, are you willing right now to trade your high paying job, say $8k, for that SIM grad's job that pays $3k?

The last time I check, Chinese New Year is only two days. Let's ask those SIM grads then. Will you want a job that needs you there in Chinese New Year but pays you $8k?

Better think about what you're willing to give up before making the blatant comment that you'll give that thing up.
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