I work for an international organisation dealing with regional market.
If using the internationally accepted Spud Scale index applied to Taiwan
Local organisation for local market = tiny potatoes
Local organisation for foreign market = small potatoes
Foreign organisation for local market = slightly less small potatoes
Foreign organisation for foreign market = medium size potatoes
Foreign organisation in Singapore or China for foreign/China market = medium to large size potatoes
I swear there is not even one existing position that I could step into in Taiwan for what I do (I created my last two jobs here ) but there are at least 20 potential similar level pay and roles in Singapore . They open up almost weekly from many international organisations.
Literally people in Singapore don’t know how lucky they are. They could have been born in Taiwan. I guess we have better nightmarkets though and Kenting.
Its clear to me the main problem is international companies are not investing in Taiwan.
Local salary scales are so low that you don’t have much leverage as there’s often nowhere to go to improve your pay. Government also pays pretty poorly although the benefits are sweet and give you a pension you can live on (sorry if not Taiwanese or special foreigner fuggedabout).