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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by greenmark:
    You might find some more help in this:

    https://geoexpat.com/forum/63/thread347400.html
    Thank you, that is helpful! Don't know how i missed it.

  2. #12

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    If it's for a short time, you want to experience HK and the work will be a valuable experience then it may be worth it but you won't be living it up. I wouldn't want to do it for much more than a year or two unless I could see that the money would get significantly better.

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  3. #13

    Very last interview tomorrow! Wish me a good luck! Will do my best to raise the deal to at least 35k as it looks like for 28 people can only survive there, rather than live.

    I've been in the city in 2015 and fell in love with it. Hope I will be able to move.


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    I think you can manage. I have foreign staff in my company that we pay about that salary to. One guy was able to find a flat share for 6K per month in Mong Kok. He definitely has a fun lifestyle and has enough money to take occasional trips to SE Asia with his mates.

    It really depends on your desire to come to HK.

    HK was also my dream destination, so I turned down an offer for twice the money back in the US to come on this adventure

    I have only been here for about one month, but I have no complaints

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  5. #15

    I did get an offer, but it was lower than I expected.
    While I am trying to evaluate it responsibly, could someone please help me with a couple of things?

    -Job levels
    In the offer it is mentioned that my job level is 5. What does it mean?

    -I was offered a different position from what I applied for, a lower one.
    Is it a way to negotiate? Kind of a test?

    -Notice period.
    Could someone please help to better understand this part?
    "In the first month of employment -neither notice nor payment in lieu by either party is required.
    In the second and third month of employment -seven days notice or payment in lieu by either party is required.
    After probation of three months -one month in writing or payment"
    Not completely sure on what does it mean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AminEttay:
    I did get an offer, but it was lower than I expected.
    While I am trying to evaluate it responsibly, could someone please help me with a couple of things?

    -Job levels
    In the offer it is mentioned that my job level is 5. What does it mean?

    -I was offered a different position from what I applied for, a lower one.
    Is it a way to negotiate? Kind of a test?

    -Notice period.
    Could someone please help to better understand this part?
    "In the first month of employment -neither notice nor payment in lieu by either party is required.
    In the second and third month of employment -seven days notice or payment in lieu by either party is required.
    After probation of three months -one month in writing or payment"
    Not completely sure on what does it mean.
    Job level - many companies have their own internal grading system so difficult to tell what it relates to unless you are aware of their grades.

    The position offered maybe means they do not feel you are up to the more senior position? Perhaps they are unsure and want you to prove yourself.

    The notice period simply means in the first month the company can fire you without notice or payment. You can also walk away without having to work notice or pay them in lieu of notice. In the second & third month, it is 7 days notice for both sides or pay 1 weeks salary in lieu of notice. After 3 months both sides must give 1 month's notice, or pay 1 month's salary in lieu of notice.
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    There is designated motorbike street parking that's free, but it can be hard to find a spot sometimes. People with nice bikes pay for underground parking.

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