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Old 04-01-2012, 05:44 PM
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no information whatsoever about future prospects.
both jobs have exit opportunities albeit in different sectors

i dont plan to stay too long in either place

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your current job = 16.5 x assume 4000 = 66000 annual
annual work hour = 48 x 52 = 2496hrs
salary/hr = 66000/2496 = $26.44/hr
got work life balance + low stress

new job = 14 x assume 6000 = 84000 annual
annual work hour = 53 x 52 = 2756hrs(could be more!!!)
salary/hr = 84000/2756 = $30.47/hr
should be no work life balance + moderate to high stress

I will choose the government job because it offer low stress + seldom OT(got work-life balance) and job stability...for $26.44/hr

I will not choose the high chance no work life balance job + from what I can see is it will be stressful for just an additional $4/hr

thanks for the in-depth calculations

i think alot of it depends on the increment i get in april. fingers crossed

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:31 PM
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hi all, im kinda confused at the moment


any thoughts??
What is the prospective job abt? I would say go for whichever has a better job fit for u. Even if u take the higher paying job but it's not suited for u, u won't be able to last long. The 6k++ is the base salary..? That's a 2k jump from your current which is quite unbelievable..the expected bonus is only abt 2 mths..so it can't be investment banking nor private banking..

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Since you don't intend to stay long in either jobs, it really implies you are not that serious about either jobs. Exactly what do you intend to do then, and when do you intend to pursue it? If it is in the not too distant future, I would just go with the $. Of course, you need to consider how it would look on your resume as well, including the period of work.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:08 PM
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thanks for the in-depth calculations

i think alot of it depends on the increment i get in april. fingers crossed
so i suppose you were in the civil service

can provide info on the
-annual increment you have been getting
-promotion increment if any

how many %??
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:47 AM
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You sound like a very confused dude.

At the end of the day it's a simple thing, you prepared to slave (likely 12hr per day at least) for higher pay or you get a cushy job and stick with your decent pay.

Asking others is a waste of time, everyone will say different things because of different life style and expectation. It's like auditors, everybody knows the simple calculation that their pay per hour can be lower than admin assistant, they themselves also know, but most stay for a variety of reasons and dun consider work life balance an important thing.

The only thing I can say is make your lifestyle decision yourself, you are living it after all.

PS: Going for work life balance to devote more time to gamble stocks is a bad idea IMO.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:01 AM
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I think the answer must come from you. Only you can decide what you want to do. .

Short term gain for long term pain? or is the move fitting into your long term plan?

If you are going in for the money, yes you enjoy it for a while before reality sets in, and you hate and dread going to work then the extra money not worth it.

So I think it boils down to what you want to do, and if you are totally clueless,then like what everybody is saying - go for money! decide later, but you will still end up at another similar crossroad in the future. But who cares right? just kick the can down the road and worry about this later?

Yes, having more time to trade the stocks is a really bad idea.. I myself was burnt last few years (lost 50k in total?).
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your current job = 16.5 x assume 4000 = 66000 annual
annual work hour = 48 x 52 = 2496hrs
salary/hr = 66000/2496 = $26.44/hr
got work life balance + low stress

new job = 14 x assume 6000 = 84000 annual
annual work hour = 53 x 52 = 2756hrs(could be more!!!)
salary/hr = 84000/2756 = $30.47/hr
should be no work life balance + moderate to high stress

I will choose the government job because it offer low stress + seldom OT(got work-life balance) and job stability...for $26.44/hr

I will not choose the high chance no work life balance job + from what I can see is it will be stressful for just an additional $4/hr


He didn't mention the increased prospects of promotion in that new job. Anyway, go for the money.
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Juz go for the monee la, I work 9am->11pm and I dun have to pay tax!


Trust me I am an "engineer"
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