I would like your opinion on the following: I have been in HK on international assignment for the last few years and as my assignment come to an end today the company wants to localize me. I have no problem with that in itself but I do have an issue with the fact that the overall package of the local contract is less than the international assignment package. How much less is depending on how you value non-monetary benefits but definitely less overall.
I'm sure quite a few other people here went from an expat package to a local package. Were you able to negotiate compensation for losing housing, international medical, better pension, tax advice, etc in your local package?
To make things more complicated: a little over a year ago my employer agreed to provide me an 'education grant' which pays for ~25% of my emba. The grant letter states that I have to stay on for 2 years after the end of the program (program finishes end of this year) or pay back the grant on my resignation. I had no issue with this condition, but find it kinda tricky now that the new package they propose is inferior to the one this referred to.