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What should I do?
« on: July 13, 2015, 06:22:45 pm »
There is a high chance that my boyfriend is going to UK to further his education. I'm in a cushy govt sector job now... I'm torn between following him and staying here. It's only going to be a year or two but I can't help but think its a big miss if I don't go. At the same time, my job is going quite well....  :(

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 09:44:32 am »
There is a high chance that my boyfriend is going to UK to further his education. I'm in a cushy govt sector job now... I'm torn between following him and staying here. It's only going to be a year or two but I can't help but think its a big miss if I don't go. At the same time, my job is going quite well....  :(

My opinion is that you should think carefully whether is it worthwhile to follow him to UK, sometimes we need to make certain decision and sacrifices in life to support our loved ones.  :)
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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2015, 09:17:38 am »
ill choose to go UK.
life is short, it will be great to broaden your views and experience by living in overseas countries.

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2015, 05:05:08 pm »
thanks for the comments


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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2015, 03:02:59 pm »
thanks for the comments

are u following to go UK? must update us petallers!!!

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 05:56:37 pm »
There is a high chance that my boyfriend is going to UK to further his education. I'm in a cushy govt sector job now... I'm torn between following him and staying here. It's only going to be a year or two but I can't help but think its a big miss if I don't go. At the same time, my job is going quite well....  :(

If you are going to UK, are you allowed to work there? The expenses there are rather high. At the same time like what the others have mentioned, staying there for a year or so does indeed broaden your view. If you're allowed to work in the UK then by all means go ahead.:D
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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2015, 11:50:38 pm »
There is a high chance that my boyfriend is going to UK to further his education. I'm in a cushy govt sector job now... I'm torn between following him and staying here. It's only going to be a year or two but I can't help but think its a big miss if I don't go. At the same time, my job is going quite well....  :(

Dear d20029,

You will need to consider carefully the "intent" and "objective" of going to UK. A diploma graduate or an A level guy doing his first degree in UK would potentially consumes 2-3 years depending on his advancement.

Having said that, considering the global economies climate - the recession seems imminent in year 2016 2nd half, as recent MTI announces our Year to Year growth manage to scrap slightly above 1%. So as to speak, we are at the border line of technical recession.

MAS took action, however the external force is going strong.

I would strongly suggesting you to think twice, and possibly keeping your job. With income and compounding effect you will see greater benefit comparing just being staying with him.

With the above in retrospective, if you are going to UK for further studies - that would help mitigate your dilemma but both yourself and boyfriend (current) would face the prospective dilemma which is employment opportunities in year 2018-2019.

Recent echo(s) from minister(s) sharing the paper chasing is not the focus of Today's economy has already signal something to be coming for "future".

Read between the line(s) from the various ministries and ministers.

Confidence for the future...
Thank you.

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 05:58:04 am »
There is a high chance that my boyfriend is going to UK to further his education. I'm in a cushy govt sector job now... I'm torn between following him and staying here. It's only going to be a year or two but I can't help but think its a big miss if I don't go. At the same time, my job is going quite well....  :(

Career more important

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 02:55:30 pm »
If you really want to go, you can try applying a no-pay leave for 1-2 years from your company. Some companies do allow that.
You can also try to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Sg before you flew to UK. UK is the only country that Singaporeans can apply for a WHV. But of coz, you will have to fulfill the criteria before they give you one.

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2015, 10:31:21 pm »
If you really want to go, you can try applying a no-pay leave for 1-2 years from your company. Some companies do allow that.
You can also try to apply for a Working Holiday Visa in Sg before you flew to UK. UK is the only country that Singaporeans can apply for a WHV. But of coz, you will have to fulfill the criteria before they give you one.

i second her suggestions.
must faster apply coz they take long time to process

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2015, 10:50:25 pm »
personally I would stay.
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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2015, 01:51:25 am »

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Re: What should I do?
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2015, 01:10:46 pm »
Did he ask you to follow him? Is he on a scholarship with allowances enough for you?
Who's gonna pay for your expenses/accommodations in the UK?

If you cant imagine not being paid working in Singapore for 2 years, what about spending 2 years in a foreign country.