Author Topic: Monthly income / salary  (Read 1101 times)

J.warner

  • GirlTalker
  • **
  • Posts: 89
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2019, 11:40:12 am »
^ I agree - keep your expenses at a minimum.

For those wanting to go abroad because of higher pay- consider also the following:
1. Magugustuhan nyo kaya ang weather dun? Lalo na pag winter.
2. Pano na yung pagkaing pinoy pati streetfood- madalas mahirap hanapin ang mangga at bagoong, fishball, kwek kwek, sinigang, bangus na paksiw, silvanas... haaaay
3. How to make friends? Lalo na if nasa 1st world mga busy tao lagi nagmamadali, no eye contacts, baka pag bigla mo kausapin sue ka pa for harassment.
4. Communication / accent

I lived in the UK and now Sydney, sa totoo lang mas gusto ko pa din sa Pinas (minus the traffic and pollution), sa 40k na sweldo ko dyan nabubuhay naman ako ng maayos, I share room for rent with my sis, I only paid 3.5k each month! Walang ganyan kamura dito lol..  pero syempre we need to make drastic changes sometimes in our lives. And just make the most of it.

mei-mei

  • Senior GirlTalker
  • ****
  • Posts: 548
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #21 on: September 12, 2019, 02:47:12 pm »
Basta, be it within PH or migrating abroad, always consider the costs, not only the gross salary.

How much will your new house cost you each month? How much will your daily fare to work be, your meals, tax, etc.? Yung basic needs and unavoidable expenses. Calculate those and then deduct from your realistic new salary offer. Yung net nyan, calculate mo naman the non-material costs like time spent for commute/travel to work, being away from family and friends, emotional investments, health risk/, etc. Then assess if it?s worth it.

iceheaven31

  • Senior GirlTalker
  • ****
  • Posts: 587
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #22 on: September 12, 2019, 03:21:43 pm »
agree, agree, agree sa mga sinabi ninyong lahat.

ako ay isang ofw currently based here in KL, malaysia. 8 years na ko dito.
naconsider umalis ng Pinas dahil lang sa opportunity. ito ang unang tumawag na job offer na natanggap ako, so kinuha ko na.
malungkot nung una kasi wala pa yung jowa ko nun (asawa ko na now).
pero buti nakahanap naman akong friends so keri na.
nakasunod rin si jowa 5 months after. same kami ng work so madali lang rin for him makahanap ng work dito. natagalan lang kasi need niya magparenew ng passport.

sa 8 years, lahat ng naiipon namin, nagagastos rin into big expenses: wedding, house rental deposits, pregnancy and delivery, and now migration fund. sayang nga yung insurance na kinuha ko dati, hindi ko natuloy kasi pinandagdag ko na lang yung pera sa wedding fund. hindi rin naman malaki sahod ko kahit na IT ang field ko/namin, tapos naubos pa lahat ng savings pa namin lalo nung umuwi kami kasi hindi namin naanticipate yung gastos sa pilipinas.

anyway, pros of living here: mura ang cost of living, maayos ang lifestyle. wala pang bagyo, at moving ang traffic sa city kahit paano.
cons: my daughter's schooling. either we consider homeschooling (which will make me give up my work), or igagapang namin nang matindi para makapag-IS (unknown pa if we can completely afford it pag nasundan pa siya). hindi epek ang local schools for expat kids. another con is forevs kaming working visa dito so walang sense of permanency, hence the constant pangungulit of my inlaws na umalis na kami dito. and totoo naman sinabi niyo, lalo pa sa industry namin, kaya naman sa pinas na kumita nang maayos. need lang nang maayos na planning kung sakali, kung san ang work, san titira, etc kasi nga traffic at mabagyo.

anyway, on topic: myr7k. freshly increased nang konti. lols. nagstart ako sa rm3.5k 8 years ago. permanently employed under my consultancy, deployed as consultant/contractor sa client. below market average yata sweldo ko. lols.

FayeP

  • mom of three boys
  • Super GirlTalker
  • *****
  • Posts: 1776
  • life's good!
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2019, 12:17:15 am »
very, very refreshing ang mga insights nyo, salamat sa inyong lahat...lalong pinagtitibay ng mga sinabi nyo yun desisyon kong wag talaga mag abroad...sa mga kakilala, circle of friends at family ko kasi, maraming gusto mag abroad, muntik na din ako dati mag Japan, because one of my aunts (cousin ni mader) ay may bar sa Tokyo, nakapangasawa kasi ng hapon...uso kasi sa lugar namin magJapan before....nakapasa ako sa TESDA pero at the last minute nagdecide akong mag enroll (second year college lang ako at that time)....kaya halos isumpa ako ng nanay ko kasi ang thinking nya pag nag Japan ako yayaman kami..di nya alam na since entertainer ang papasukin ko dun, gano kahirap kitain yun perang ipapadala dito sa Pinas...

"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."
                                     -Psalm 18:2

otra_vez

  • GirlTalker
  • **
  • Posts: 144
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2019, 06:42:29 am »
^That's why my husband has this joke,  to help/entice your worst enemy in Pinas to come here in the states and if you can do that, then you more than got your sweet revenge if that person had badly wronged you in the past, LOL. 

LOL true. I agree as well that it depends on what you make of your life. Despite what I've shared, despite all the struggle, I don't see myself settling back in The Philippines either. My life is here, my family is here and we have a business so it's really not realistic. And yes, if you're doing very well in The Philippines, just stay put. It's much harder to start from scratch abroad.  Oh and save and save and save.

mysterioza_me

  • Super GirlTalker
  • *****
  • Posts: 5184
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2019, 08:04:12 am »
Never ko naisip mag-abroad para magwork. Feeling ko kasi di ko kaya maging independent (di ako gaano marunong ng gawaing bahay) and parang laging hapit sa oras ang buhay abroad unlike sa Pinas na chill lang. Lahat ng mga kapatid ko nasa abroad ako lang naiwan sa Pinas. Pero ang maganda sa naka-abroad kung masinop ka and yung pinadadalhan mo sa Pinas ang bilis makaipon at makapundar.
If a girl understands your b******t, stick through your mistakes, smiles even when you've done nothing for her , it's obvious she's a keeper. But it's also obVious that you don't deserve her...

paulavalerie

  • Lady Civil Engineer and
  • Junior GirlTalker
  • ***
  • Posts: 440
  • love ur enemies, it really pisses them off
Re: Monthly income / salary
« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2019, 12:12:57 pm »
yes super stressful sa abroad. Been working here in Singapore for 10 years already, pero di ko na maisip na bumalik sa pilipinas. Stressful man dito, pero yung safety, efficient transportation system, cleanliness, no traffic lahat yun nasanay na ako. cons lang talaga super expensive nang accomodation, paying around 28k php monthly for my room rental. Salary is lower than my friends, around 4000 sgd only but okay na din kasi i don't send money back home, solo ko lang talaga.
I heart Tadd Gadduang!

 


Latest Stories

Load More Stories
Close