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From "Andrew Hill" <>
Subject RE: Looking for junior Java/Struts developers
Date Wed, 04 Feb 2004 04:52:40 GMT
Yeah. More chance of getting it back in Australia though (esp Sydney), but
yeah, Ive been slaving away in the IT field for 4+ years now and still no
closer to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...
(In fact with CPF cuts and inflation, and GST etc... salary just goes down
over time and never up)

Once you get a bit of experience you could go it alone as a contractor
billing by the hour, at which point 50k++ should be feasible (in Sydney, not
here (Singapore) though. No contracting mentality here. Wierd) but as a
salaried slave... wait long long

Of course back in Australia it hardly seems worth the effort. So much as
sneeze and it moves you up a tax bracket or two and Mr Costello has his hand
in your pocket again...

-----Original Message-----
From: ajay []
Sent: Wednesday, 4 February 2004 12:34
Subject: RE: Looking for junior Java/Struts developers

whats a graduate programmer worth? i'm told to accept 45k, which i believe
the states would be 30k or roundabouts.
*sniff* US 50k *sniff*
i wonder how many years i'll have to slave for before i see money like that.

50k US??? Thats like 85k over here - which is a *lot* more than even a very
senior programmer is worth nevermind a junior. 85k for a JUNIOR programmer.
Wow! You could buy a car with that! (Which unlike junior programmers are
distinctly not cheap over here. <sigh/>)

so... whats the tax rate like over in the States these days?

Who Dares Wins

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