An expat shared about the animosity directed at them by locals before boasting of a monthly income of about $20k to $25k.
However, he then went on to describe the salary as mid-level, which drew the ire of netizens who called him out.
Here is what the expat had to say:
“Disclaimer: This post is not targeted at causing any racial tension or calling out either Singaporeans or Expats.
A little about me: I am an expat living in Singapore for just over 4 years in my early 30’s with my spouse and young child (also expats).
Both of us work in Tech at relatively mid-level jobs bringing in about 20-25k total a month.
We believe we live fairly modest lives, came from very average families and very average education.
Context: Of late, it feels like there is a lot of disdain and hate targeted at expats.
While these feelings have always been there and we have faced them, it’s never been as open and blatant as it is currently is.
Question: Do Singaporeans really feel threatened by expats that they will take your jobs, or are more preferred in the workforce?”
Editor’s note: $20k to $25k mid-level? What are you working as? Iron-Man?