Getting a job in Singapore.

Saw a youtube video of a Brit that was in Singapore with no job and found a job randomly in shipping industry. Now he has his own company making bank in Singapore and SEA. How easy is it as an American to move to Singapore and get a job in some business, work your way up and start living the SEA expat life?

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Saw a youtube video of a Brit that was in Singapore with no job and found a job randomly in shipping industry
    There is a 99% chance the dude was putting on an act because "NO JOB EXPAT GOES ON HOLIDAY ENDS UP MILLIONARE!!!!!" would get more clicks than "Expatting in SEA, nepotism got me a job in shipping with my prior credentials".
    >How easy is it as an American to move to Singapore and get a job in some business, work your way up and start living the SEA expat life?
    Pretty near impossible unless your willing to pull massive amounts of shit to get there assuming lacking EXP, Degree, and any grasp of languages in SEA. If you're willing to go through that length why not just pull for a skillset in the US that can transfer you to a job abroad of your choosing?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >If you're willing to go through that length why not just pull for a skillset in the US that can transfer you to a job abroad of your choosing?
      i find that it’s easier to get jobs abroad as a white man than it is to get jobs in america.

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >i find that it’s easier to get jobs abroad as a white man than it is to get jobs in america.
        I know this is bait but absolutely no one cares, if anything in some positions it can work against you.

        Want to know why so many dindu's and jeets work all over? It's because they find the loopholes and focus on those, wow you're white? Great. Rajishi and Jamal will both work for 1/3rd your pay, Jamal knows French, English, and Spanish as well. Rajishi knows C/php/Java and English+Indian languages who will work for 1/4th your pay. They also don't stick out like sore thumbs as being white so it's less likely to be asked for work visa, they also know not to speak up about anything when they get caught otherwise the other illegals working under the table all get caught and know you were the rat.

        Unless you have a specialization "just being white" doesn't go far and can often actually work against you when it comes to skirting the law in jobs as you stick out.

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          It turns out that it takes less effort to spew a bunch of bullshit than it does to explain why it's moronic. Instead I will just point out it is obvious from the tone of your post you are a seething incel. Why don't you go have sex and relax a bit.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            No clue where you put that through but it's more true than not.

            I've been offered jobs abroad out of the blue as I was white and in the right areas striking up a conversation at places I doubt Jamal and Raj would show up to. However, I have specializations and a resume to back it up which lead to offers because I could show these people certificates, experience, and knowledge of my field. Again, my post was in response to yours following up on how if you have the motivation and ability to pick up and go YOLO it in some place like Singapore, what's stopping you from succeeding now?

            "Just be white" won't work without connections because again, people are a dime a dozen willing to work at below average wages and long hours because even if they get caught and go back to nigera or india the cash they made will still be living large for a while. This isn't the 60's where white guy showing up can walk in teach english make connections and work their way up to something big. The Brit in OP's video most likely had preexisting connections.

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              This post is less bullshit than the previous, but still so far from reality. You are so hyperfocused on these low paid workers, but you fail to even know what the low paid worker demographic actually is in the countries we are talking about, and the kinds of jobs they actually work. Hence, you're full of bullshit.

              Yes you need some level of talent. Of fricking course you cannot be some moron and get a position. You need intelligence and skills, social or technical. In america, you are second class or worse no matter your talent level, and your odds of moving up any ladder get worse by the month. So I can see why some are shocked by how successful they find themselves abroad.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Yes you need some level of talent. Of fricking course you cannot be some moron and get a position.
                Read it in context of the OP, that's where the posts are coming from.

                >You are so hyperfocused on these low paid workers, but you fail to even know what the low paid worker demographic actually is in the countries we are talking about, and the kinds of jobs they actually work. Hence, you're full of bullshit.
                If OP were to show up with no job or skillset and come in as average white guy America expecting a job in the industry out of the blue in this economy, just LOL.

                Regardless there is some level of competition abroad unless you're willing to undersell yourself because the foot in the door > payscale.

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                >OP context
                He saw some anglo move to spore and find success. Never said a word about having no talent or being successful with no talent. Then asked how it compared to the american context.

                No one will hand you anything for no reason. But some places are capable of rewarding talent. America is only capable of rewarding ponzi scams and government contractors, if you work in any other field you are better off elsewhere.

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >shipping industry
    this might be the important bit as singapore has different entry requirements for certain industries e.g. construction, shipping as this is mainly for pajeet labourers
    if you are a skilled white collar worker it will be different. you need a certain level of qualifications and so on.

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    singapore's stupidly expensive and the pay is shit.
    not worth the effort

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was one of the 1% who entered on a tourist visa and got a job. It's all about networking and, honestly, getting lucky . Also if you are not a genius/highly skilled you will probably be desperate as I was and will say yes to the first offer. Work visas are extremely bureaucratic and if they get you on a real work visa they need to pay you a big salary. I got sponsored for a trainee/intern position which means they could squeeze me on a different visa category and basically pay me peanuts. I think I was paid $800 a month lmao

    I lived in the old police station on Outram Park, packed with 4-6 Indians in the same room that normally housed a single prisoner lol. The whole complex housed thousands. They all worked in construction and I was the only white guy donning a suit and having an office job while being the most broke guy in the prison.

    I did it cuz it allowed me to live in Singapore for a year and I was in my 20s, so why not. Plenty of cooming with Filipinas, Malaysians and the occasional white girl. In Clarke Quay we were all equals. Fricked a couple of them in public toilets cuz I couldn't bring them to the police station lol

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Fricked a couple of them in public toilets cuz I couldn't bring them to the police station lol
      >In Singapore
      Black person Mentality

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, in Singapore, the higher risk made it more enticing to the ladies. U mad?

        Also shame you cant do it anymore. AFAIK public drinking in Clarke Quay was outlawed in Singapore because a stupid drunk gringordo fell over the bridge and drowned lel. CQ was the only public area you could drink in the open, it was like a big party. When I tried to have a beer with a girl at another rando park the police came to us in less than 5 minutes

        • 9 months ago
          Anonymous

          >AFAIK public drinking in Clarke Quay was outlawed in Singapore because a stupid drunk gringordo fell over the bridge and drowned lel.
          drinking in public places is not allowed anywhere in singapore from 10.30pm to 7am. it is legal at other times. it is perfectly legal to drink in pubs etc anywhere anytime. this law was brought in after some drunk pajeets had a bit of a riot.

          • 9 months ago
            Anonymous

            Lol no, you drink publicly anywhere in Singapore you get the police in 5 mins, laws be damned

            • 9 months ago
              Anonymous

              as long as you don't get stinking drunk or get loud or aggressive it's fine
              people might look at you a bit weird if you're chugging a beer in the street at 8am
              but it's quite normal to see e.g. a group of people sitting with a few drinks or a bottle of wine on the beach in the afternoon (as long as you take the empties home with you of course)

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                I dont know if youre trolling or failing at a Singaporean larp. If you drink outside you get the cops on you. I used to bring girls to east coast park with 2-3 cans of beer after midnight and they looked at me like a drugdealer, thats unheard of.
                Having some illegal drinks, looking at that eerie landscape of the parked boats in the horizon. I got a couple of blowies there after midnight. Good times

              • 9 months ago
                Anonymous

                >doing shady stuff late at night attracts the police
                you know what, that other anon was right, you do sound like a Black person

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This post is less bullshit than the previous, but still so far from reality.
      The only thing far from reality is OP doing anything like moving there. Given what he posted he is no way ready for it. You are just trying to 1up people now.

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    potentially looking at doing a postdoc in singapore, from my initial research it seems fairly comfy. can anyone give some 1st hand experience of living here short term?

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know shit about shipping but I just wanted to say that I spent 2.5 years working in Singapore (in research) and I miss it constantly. Such a nice place. But most of the nice things cost a lot of money - I wouldn't really recommend it if you can't guarantee that you'll have a stable high salary.

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