INDIA FT WITH IT DEGREE GETS PAID $8000 IN S’PORE, WHY LOCALS DON’T EARN SO MUCH?

A recent post in a popular forum has gotten netizens riled up over the obvious difference in pay between similarly qualified locals and foreigners.

According to a forum post by a foreign Indian FT, who says he currently holds a bachelor’s degree in IT and has 5.5 years of working experience as a Network Consultant in India, he was offered a job paying him $8000 SGD per month in Singapore by his current MNC employer.

However, as he felt that Singapore is much more expensive than in India, he says he has his doubts over whether he wants to relocate his family here. He lists a few of his lifestyle expenses, which included eating out, hiring house helpers/maids, pet food and vet bills, shopping, entertainment, car fuel and weekend getaways.

Local netizens who read the post are questioning why an MNC is willing to pay an exorbitant salary for a worker who has the same qualifications and experience as the many IT professionals in Singapore, who would have been hired at half the cost of this Indian FT.

What do you think?

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