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Old 23-02-2012, 02:50 PM
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I feel sorry for those academic achievers who chose the engineering route. I did badly for O level, flunked my A level in Pre-U, took a pte distant learning IT degree. Contented to be making 7.2k a month as an IT manager at age 39.
7.2k at age 39 is nothing to shout about ESP in this forum.

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Old 23-02-2012, 02:51 PM
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Employer: JPN MNC (an APAC Regional HQ)
Experience: 8 yrs (still my first job since graduating from NUS)
Title: DGM (rise through the ranks, starting as market analyst)
Renumeration: $7.5K/m (basic) + $1.5K/m (transport allowance) + AWS + Bonus (3.5 months ave over past 8 yrs) = 141K

Perhaps, I'm above national average given the number of yrs of experience. But plenty of my peers of same age are bringing in much more.

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I feel sorry for those academic achievers who chose the engineering route. I did badly for O level, flunked my A level in Pre-U, took a pte distant learning IT degree. Contented to be making 7.2k a month as an IT manager at age 39.
You are right. I went to the best school and Junior College in the land of Temasek, did an engineering degree and made the mistake of getting an engineering job for the 1st 6 years of life.

That mistake has defined my life till now.

I could only escape to lecturing in a poly. Now 40 y.o drawing only about 120K+ (and I am in a talent grooming programme LOL)!

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Old 23-02-2012, 03:56 PM
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You are right. I went to the best school and Junior College in the land of Temasek, did an engineering degree and made the mistake of getting an engineering job for the 1st 6 years of life.

That mistake has defined my life till now.

I could only escape to lecturing in a poly. Now 40 y.o drawing only about 120K+ (and I am in a talent grooming programme LOL)!
I consider myself really lucky. I studied engineering but i never bother to take on an engineering career. In general, only being a consultant engineer or lecturer in the uni will earn you big bucks in this field.
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7.2k at age 39 is nothing to shout about ESP in this forum.
I know lah. You totally missed my point. I was comparing to engineer with good brains earning now 5-6k now.

If you are in top 5 to 10% in school, you will become very sore if you end up being average in your career. Will be cursing why did I study so hard for when young....

If you are in the bottom cohort in school, you will feel very contented if you end up being average in your career.
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I had the best academic thesis in my honors cohort in school last time
and I ended up with 0 promotions after working 8 years
and I am still graded lowest of the low in job grade
and lagging behind all my peers who studied fields that didn't require such high cut-off points

I wonder why i studied so hard
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Old 23-02-2012, 04:08 PM
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I am born in dragon year 1976, age 36 this year, here are the benchmark if you are at this age - sample taken from hcjc classmates

Engineers - 5-6k ( senior enginner)
Banking - 12-18k ( vp level)
Doctors - 10-15k ( gp, or specialist at associate consultant level)
Lawyers - 15k ( junior partner)
Accountant - 10k (senior manager at big4)
Actuary - 12k (passed exam, at fellowship level)
just to share, i'm born in 1976 as well, but from a different jc

IT Professional - 16k basic (management level, responsible for presales and delivery)
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Old 23-02-2012, 04:13 PM
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wow
engineering is the lowest of the professional fields

what about non-professional jobs like admin and all that?
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just to share, i'm born in 1976 as well, but from a different jc

IT Professional - 16k basic (management level, responsible for presales and delivery)
You are an exception right? Not many IT professionals can make 16k at 36 yo.


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engineering is the lowest of the professional fields

what about non-professional jobs like admin and all that?
In another thread, it seems like architects are also quite poorly paid.
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