Yesterday I was chatting with a friend. We were weighing my options of working in Thailand against those of working in Singapore.
I told him, “Actually you can’t really compare. Working in Thailand has its own problems. Working in Singapore has its own problems.” This was a belief I held, because there can be no perfect scenario.
I continued explaining that before I moved to Thailand, I had trouble finding a proper job here so I ranted about the lack of career options available in Singapore. My friend himself is having second thoughts about his current position (he has been with the agency for about 2 years) and has plans to switch soon.
So I asked him about his future plans and also what job prospects are there for the both of us.
He thought for a while, and said,
“Actually it doesn’t matter what you do in Singapore. Just do whatever brings in the money.”
I think it’s a very sad and harsh truth about living here.