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GUY REJECTED HIGHER PAYING JOB SO HE CAN BUY BTO INSTEAD OF EC

A netizen shared how he rejected a higher paying job just so that he could buy a BTO flat instead of an Executive Condominium.

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Here is the story

decided not to get a higher paying job just so I can buy a BTO instead of EC.

AITA for not wanting to job hop for a higher pay after receiving an offer just so I can get a BTO flat?

As you all know, the income ceiling for BTO is $14k. Both my GF and my salary are slightly above $6k, and our combined salary is close to the income ceiling of $14k

So if I job hop to the new job(I was offered $7.5k), then our combined salary will be over $14k, which means we are no longer eligible for a BTO flat.

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We have gotten a queue number and the completion date of our BTO is 2025. My GF has been wanting to get an Executive Condominium for some reason which is do-able for both of us, but something that I do not see a need to when a HDB is way bigger and cheaper.

A 2-Bedroom EC cost around $700k to $1m for ~800sqft but our 5-ROOM BTO is ~1200sqft. I have not informed my GF regarding my new job offer because I’m sure we will quarrel over this.

Netizens’ comments

I dont know about you but living in EC is no big deal. Spend more money, lesser space. You’re gonna regret a 2BR EC if you’re planning to have kids.

At an EC you’re entitled to use the pool and some other facilities but that’s about all. Not say you got EC means your neighbours are higher class and more well behaved.

My brother stays in an EC and the neighbour to the left is a drunkard. Neighbour to the right has mental problem, bangs on the wall asking the devil to leave.

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Use the difference to invest or save up for a 999 or freehold since I dont think your salary now can do so?

Ur gf want to stay ec because want to haolian?

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