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Forum: Income and Jobs 12-09-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12,139
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Posted By chnrxn
Sounds decent to me.

Sounds decent to me.
Forum: Income and Jobs 05-04-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11,219
Views: 6,254,598
Posted By chnrxn
I hope you don't find this irrelevant ... if you...

I hope you don't find this irrelevant ... if you have other interests that you think has potential to develop into a profitable sideline, you may find that a better work-life balance may be...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 16-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 79,896
Posted By chnrxn
But none of the extra printed money is coming to...

But none of the extra printed money is coming to me! :)
Forum: Income and Jobs 15-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12,139
Views: 3,954,769
Posted By chnrxn
80k-90k sounds decent for a local pte company for...

80k-90k sounds decent for a local pte company for 5 years. (Venture?) Typical jump should be ard 10% in my opinion.
Forum: Income and Jobs 12-03-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 33,110
Posted By chnrxn
Haha ... they will tell you flying is...

Haha ... they will tell you flying is statistically much lower risk than driving a vehicle on land! :) I would say it is high responsibility.

Where else do you get two "drivers" (pilots) and have...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-03-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12,139
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Posted By chnrxn
Isn't there this 32yo navy major that they...

Isn't there this 32yo navy major that they reported was making 100k annually? True, I would say this is above average, but definitely not surprising or out of this world. In fact this only puts him...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12,139
Views: 3,954,769
Posted By chnrxn
Haha... income disparity my friend. As you...

Haha... income disparity my friend. As you correctly pointed out, 5.3k is the median. The average should be higher.

My context is a graduate married couple in their early to mid 30s with decent...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-03-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12,139
Views: 3,954,769
Posted By chnrxn
Erm, does your wife work in an American MNC? The...

Erm, does your wife work in an American MNC? The "12 months flat with minimal bonus" sounded so characteristic.
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-03-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12,139
Views: 3,954,769
Posted By chnrxn
Hmm, that works out to be ard $150k to $200k...

Hmm, that works out to be ard $150k to $200k combined, annually? Sounds like the average middle-class family income being portrayed in the press recently.

Gosh, a few years back, I would think...
Forum: Income and Jobs 11-03-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,942
Posted By chnrxn
Actually I would agree that Finance ON ITS OWN...

Actually I would agree that Finance ON ITS OWN has no value. Money is only a representation of value. In a world with ZERO goods and services, money has no value. Of course, such a world is very...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 10-03-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 860,523
Posted By chnrxn
Hi, when you mortgaged the house to the bank,...

Hi, when you mortgaged the house to the bank, what were to terms (number of years)? Did they check your ability to service the loan? What are the factors that affect the amount and the repayment...
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-03-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 92,991
Posted By chnrxn
Did you get those hefty bonuses (last round was...

Did you get those hefty bonuses (last round was 15 months) they reported in the news? Does it really happen?

Sounds like it is a bad environment and not worth the bonus if the base pay, increments...
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-03-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,398
Posted By chnrxn
Oh. Haha. Then do econs or business or finance. ...

Oh. Haha. Then do econs or business or finance. No equipment/lab and much less hours than engineering.
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-03-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,398
Posted By chnrxn
reactors???!!! I know I'm no expert but I'm quite...

reactors???!!! I know I'm no expert but I'm quite sure not every Chem eng related job uses them.
Please take the time to talk to more people who know more.

for example, a civil eng grad doesn't...
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-03-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,398
Posted By chnrxn
Why not take a business or management degree and...

Why not take a business or management degree and go into sales or similar in a "Chemical" company? Might be better.
Forum: Income and Jobs 08-03-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 14,398
Posted By chnrxn
???? Many of my female schoolmates are chemical...

???? Many of my female schoolmates are chemical engineers. I'm not a ChemEng myself, but this is definitely one area where there is less gender bias, compared to Civil or Mechanical where you might...
Forum: Income and Jobs 07-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,942
Posted By chnrxn
And never blindly follow the advice of the...

And never blindly follow the advice of the government

Yes, very very true. They will get you in to meet their targets, but then after that, you are on your own. It is very easy for someone to take...
Forum: Income and Jobs 07-03-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 323,627
Posted By chnrxn
Thai Express is one of those that succeeded big...

Thai Express is one of those that succeeded big time ($70mil!). Some other businesses make a decent amount (>$100k/yr, for e.g.). Most others fail within 5 years.

Having said that, don't be afraid...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 05-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 79,896
Posted By chnrxn
Is property still viable as a way to build wealth...

Is property still viable as a way to build wealth in Singapore, in the light of the current situation?

With the large numbers of fresh new HDB BTO, DBSS, EC, and private developments being...
Forum: Investments and Net Worth 05-03-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 860,523
Posted By chnrxn
Take it easy. I notice a lot of people (at least...

Take it easy. I notice a lot of people (at least in Singapore) like to say things like "there is something wrong with your thought process" or "you must change your mindset". It seems to have become...
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