facebookI got an offer to teach english in Japan for 2 years. However, my baby daughter was just born 6 months ago. Should I accept the job offer for higher pay, or stay in Singapore? - Seedly

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Anonymous

07 Jun 2019

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I got an offer to teach english in Japan for 2 years. However, my baby daughter was just born 6 months ago. Should I accept the job offer for higher pay, or stay in Singapore?

My current teaching job pays me much lesser ($2.7k as compared to $3.5k) But on the other hand, I don't want to miss the first few years of my daughter growing up. What should I do?

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Devanshi Singh

Devanshi Singh

07 Jun 2019

Investment Planner, Writer, Adviser at Financial Advisory Services

First of all congratulations!

I guess you are talented than you think and you worrying too much. I can uderstand high paying job as compare to your current job can be overwhelming. I also had that kind of situation few months before but yeah your situation is far more seious as your baby faughter is just 6 months old.

I would suggest first talk to your family with whom you live becasue they will be most affected with your decisions of going to other country and for 2 years.

Secondly, how is your family's financial situation? Is it extremely difficult to survive in current salary? If not; then you can hold that for now. And if it is difficult then first talk to your present school if they can give you increment, now that you have better offer.

Third, If I were you I would have chose to see my daughter growing. This wont come again but job offer can come again. I know you also want that but it won't be easy to shift wih your family and it would be tough to not seeing her face everyday when you reach home.

So you can priorities your choice and chose accordingly.

I hope my answer helped you little bit.

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Steph Yeo

Steph Yeo

20 Jan 2019

Auntie Uncle Whisperer at Agency for Integrated Care

Ooh is this the JET Programme! Such opportunities are hard to come by, so I can totally understand your dilemma. Would it be possible to relocate your family there for the 2 years? Because honestly there’s no better time to do it alr. Any later, your girl would grow up and need to start school, then it’ll be even harder for you to go.

The tax rate in Japan is pretty high. If they don't tax equalise you likely you will be worse off. Also you can always give tuition on the side to make more cash. Lots of enrichment centres also look for teachers to help out on weekends etc. I would choose family coz you can never get back those experiences with any amount of money. Choose wisely.

So cool, congrats! I was just having this conversation amongst my friends. The general concensus was that moving to Japan was the "better" choice because of the supposed way of life. I would say only you would know best which option is better for you and your family :)

I think you need to work out what your priorities are. In my opinion, family is for life. As for mon...

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