An unexpected twist this week: a job I applied for back home has come through as an offer.
I’ve been looking for an exit plan, and this was my ideal scenario, frankly.
I’m having some last minute jitters and second thoughts though, and they all revolve around $. I know going home will be kissing goodbye the freedom and ease of life/work in Taiwan, but to be honest, I think I crave the structure and possibility of advancing within a non-ESL career.
Obviously many of you are happy here and have made wonderful lives/careers here. I am/have not, and my question is not intended as a shot at those who are/have.
For those who would consider a move home, what salary would it take?
Here in Taiwan, I always can save money each month with minimal effort, and I work a three day work week. I’m by no means rich, but I am extremely confortable. With higher taxes & costs at home, I naturally want to be earning substantially more than I am here. The current offer represents that, but is not the kind of salary (say, 80,000/yr +) that makes a jump on the plane automatic.
Can anyone share their opinion on this?