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    I'm with CC on this one.
    We came for financial reasons. While I like it here, I'm certainly not in love with the place.
    The Brit's last comment sums it up quite nicely.

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    I think the main thing this thread is showing is that bankers primarily mix with bankers, and that the rest of us tend to avoid doing so if at all possible!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    I think the main thing this thread is showing is that bankers primarily mix with bankers, and that the rest of us tend to avoid doing so if at all possible!
    We don't so hope that wasn't on the back if my comment!

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    To the OP: I'm an engineer and not a banker, but I am here for work-related reasons. My wife works in the field of education and is a local who was born and raised here. We have been in HK for nearly a decade.

    A visitor has a very different experience in a place than a resident. Unfortunately, short of actually living here for a month or at least several weeks, I don't think that there's any way for you to really gauge what moving to HK would be like for you.

    Money does help as it allows you to dip into the "real HK" or immerse yourself in it to whatever degree you choose while retaining the ability to maintain at least some aspects of the higher standard of living to which you are likely accustomed.

    Bumming it can be fun when it's a conscious choice but if extreme frugality is forced upon you, it's unlikely to be fun.

    With a very few exceptions and unless you have an entrepreneurial fire in your belly (and a visa and start-up capital that would allow you to explore the option of opening some sort of independent teaching centre), I would imagine that teaching in HK would be a hard slog for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gruntfuttock:
    I think the main thing this thread is showing is that bankers primarily mix with bankers, and that the rest of us tend to avoid doing so if at all possible!

    Do you have data to back this up?


    As a banker let me tell you: bollocks.

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    I came to HK because Geoexpat looked such a friendly place - that was back then.

    It seems Geo has become like HK....past its prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    .. bollocks.
    Exactly



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat:
    Do you have data to back this up?


    As a banker let me tell you: bollocks.
    I work with a bunch of bankers, Can't stand them and their arrogance thus I won't socialise with them in public.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
    I work with a bunch of bankers, Can't stand them and their arrogance thus I won't socialise with them in public.

    What you do in private does not concern us Jimbo, if you like to do stuffs with arrogant bankers it private, it's up to you. Whatever gets you going man
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    Crowded? There's an average of 4-5 other people in my carriage on my 30 minute MTR commute...


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