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Monday Night Owls - 12 November 2018 - Can you get a pay rise by moving abroad?

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,045 Teacher
We read an article talking about whether people usually increase their wages when they move to another country, and the other factors that are involved:


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Do you think it's worth moving to another country for a pay rise?
Do you think most people who move to another country earn more?


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,821 mod
    edited November 2018
    Moving to another country is worth trying, for people with adventure spirit; even if you don't have any pay rise.
    And if you can get some windfall, that's always welcome.
    Staying in different countries without playing tourist, for quite a long period of time so you have time to know the people and their culture, the language ... that's quite an experience!
    If I were still young, I wouldn't think twice if I would have that kind of opportunity.

    I don't think I will be able to attend the Wednesday's session, but actually, I'm very curious about your overseas' stint, @NatashaT . :D

    Do I think most people who move to another country earn more?
    I don't think so.
    I'm talking here about for example, seasonal workers or volunteer workers or people with missionary work.

    Post edited by april on
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,045 Teacher
    I'll try to record the session @april , and if I don't talk about my experiences, I'll write a message here instead ;)
  • BassaBassa Posts: 103 ✭✭✭
    Hi @NatashaT , basically I don’t think all people decide to leave their countries to increase their wages effectively rise the goal at the end.
    Sometimes may be true but usually a person who makes money in another country is the one that exports an incredible knowledge and is called specifically to do a particular job...in the most part of cases I’d like to see the migration as the way to live a different experience ... to starting from Zero...once again ! So maybe the reason of “more money” is like the mask that hides the truth which is that a lot of people live of challenges and is stimulated by them ....and the idea of build a new life in a country they don’t know is one of the most exciting.
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