Dear A.S.S. Editor

The survey about salary increases in Singapore really brings out the stark reality between what employees want, and what employers are willing to give.

Seems like 20% employees polled indicated that they expect a 6-10% increase in their salary, while a further 14% expect a 10% or more increase. This is in stark contrast to employers, where only 8% of employers expect to award a 6-10% increase, while only 3% plan on awarding more than a 10% increase.

This poll basically shows what we already know. While most of us expect a pay rise with the expectation that price hikes are coming, we are only going to get negligible pay increase, if at all. Maybe it really is time for an individual to work two jobs, just to make ends meet.

Ai Ling

A.S.S. Contributor

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