Departure Date……or Not?

This Expat Quest is a funny game. No-one will give specifics and the goal posts keep changing, which as someone who likes to be in control is a challenge.

The latest news is that they are putting a request to management that the OH to starts his new job at the end of the first quarter next year.  In non-business terms this may mean as soon as the end of March, 2011.

A little over 4 moths away. Eeeeeppp.

But that’s not for certain, you understand. Just something to ‘bear in mind’. And, quite frankly, I’m sick of bearing things in mind I just want someone to tell me when we are going and how much our housing allowance will be so that my Singapore housing dreams can come crashing down. For a mere $12k a month (yes, that $12k a MONTH) we can get a 3 floor, 5 bedroom palace. Or for $5k per month we can get a 3 bedroom shoebox.

Stay tuned for more info on our Expat Quest as it come to hand……

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3 thoughts on “Departure Date……or Not?

  1. You ARE kidding? $5000 for a tiny apartment? I knew real estate was expensive in Singa's but didn't realise it was THAT expensive!!!Does the company have housing that is specifically for their staff or they haven't given you that sort of info yet?But a little bit exciting too – although you're probably over all of this upheaval by now 🙂

  2. Nope, not kidding. This is a sub $5k a month apartment near the Australian school http://www.iproperty.com.sg/propertylisting/1151359/Goldenhill_Park_Condominium-Condominium-ForRentThis is where I'd rather live http://www.iproperty.com.sg/propertylisting/1185119/BRAND_NEW_Bungalow_@_Braddell_Heights_-_BEST_OFFER,_SEAL_the_DEAL!-Bungalow-ForRentThe company does not have properties. We will get a budget and then our relocation agent will help us look for a property (we get a 1 week trip to sort that out before we move). I want to live walking distance to the school as we won't have a car & don't want the kids spending ages on a bus.It's exciting, and anxiety ridden at the same time!

  3. Oh I think I'd much prefer to live in the second one too. It has a Maid's room. A MAID!!!! Wonder if that's included in the $10k a month?The first one has 3 bedrooms AND 3 bathrooms – imagine all the toilet and shower cleaning? Although you may get a maid with that one too :)I can understand both emotions. How long before the Co. start giving you any info?

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