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Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in a HDB flat?
  • 5 days work week.
  • In office from 9am to 6pm.
  • Work is stable and repetitive.
  • Always able to knock off work on time.

Any suggestions?

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N.A please try again,

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Your best bet is civil service. But not all departments practise work life balance.

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Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in a HDB flat?
  • 5 days work week.
  • In office from 9am to 6pm.
  • Work is stable and repetitive.
  • Always able to knock off work on time.

Any suggestions?
Be a low end stat board clerk.
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civil service.

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Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in a HDB flat?
  • 5 days work week.
  • In office from 9am to 6pm.
  • Work is stable and repetitive.
  • Always able to knock off work on time.

Any suggestions?
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Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in a HDB flat?
  • 5 days work week.
  • In office from 9am to 6pm.
  • Work is stable and repetitive.
  • Always able to knock off work on time.

Any suggestions?
Not sure what stable and repetitive means ?
If you consider crunching numbers, analysis type work, management meetings, engaging stakeholders etc etc is stable and repetitive then i suspect you mean office job.

Another type of "stable and repetitive" is to be a teacher. Prepare your lessons, engage your students, face parents, lunch with colleagues, HODs to gain ideas , do mini project, handle relatively mundane admin stuff which suck your blood dry but repetitive...
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to achieve this

5 days work week.
In office from 9am to 6pm.
Work is stable and repetitive.
Always able to knock off work on time.

How much do you expect to be paid? Annual

I am in a job which I achieve all of the above, I can work from home anytime I want to.
My annual is only 100k after all bonus/perks
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to achieve this

5 days work week.
In office from 9am to 6pm.
Work is stable and repetitive.
Always able to knock off work on time.

How much do you expect to be paid? Annual

I am in a job which I achieve all of the above, I can work from home anytime I want to.
My annual is only 100k after all bonus/perks
I have all the above except I work from 9am to 5.30pm . I am in a banking job which manages to achieve all the above, too bad cannot work from home. My annual is only 90k after including bonus/perks.
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Any jobs or industries with good work-life balance, at the expense of career progression or monetary rewards.

But still able to lead a decent middle-class life, get married, have kids and live in a HDB flat?
  • 5 days work week.
  • In office from 9am to 6pm.
  • Work is stable and repetitive.
  • Always able to knock off work on time.

Any suggestions?

Frankly speaking, a stable and repetitive work will make it very hard for you to get a new HDB flat seeing the rates now. Or to even start a family. The middle class range in Singapore is also getting smaller and smaller.

If what you are looking for is financial freedom, time freedom and a happy life, starting a business is probably the best idea. You should read Robert Kiyosaki's books. They make sense, especially in this day and age.

I'm my own boss and I'm happy with my job (:
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Frankly speaking, a stable and repetitive work will make it very hard for you to get a new HDB flat seeing the rates now. Or to even start a family. The middle class range in Singapore is also getting smaller and smaller.

If what you are looking for is financial freedom, time freedom and a happy life, starting a business is probably the best idea. You should read Robert Kiyosaki's books. They make sense, especially in this day and age.

I'm my own boss and I'm happy with my job (:
You are doing well in business - good for you.

But generally, Singapore is not easy to start a biz in because (1) rentals are a real killer (2) no real ecommerce potential (target market too small, and people prefer to shop on the big websites anyway) (3) all the big boys are here (with economies of scale and brand names), and (4) ideas get copied too quickly (bubble tea, anyone?).

Empirically, a number of my friends have been successful in business. But ALL of those who are successful, (1) start out with (a lot of) parent's money (can afford to start big enough + failing will not cause their family to starve) or (2) are from a family of entrepreneurs (hv sufficient institutional support).


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