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M’sian Fresh Graduate Shocked To Find Most Companies Only Offer RM2.5k As Starting Salary

Harsh reality.

A recent post on a job hunting platform Ricebowl has sparked a flurry of discussions among netizens, as an anonymous new graduate shared their discontent and confusion over starting salaries.

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Questioning whether a monthly income of RM2,500 should be considered adequate, they ponder, “Should I be content with this salary, or did I choose the wrong industry?”

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The graduate, aiming for a career in marketing, had high hopes for their professional life post-university, bolstered by good academic results.

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They believed that a starting salary of at least MYR 3,000 was within reach.

However, the harsh reality hit when job offers ranged between MYR 2,500 to MYR 2,800, starkly contrasting their expectations.

Reflecting on the situation, they expressed disappointment, finding it hard to reconcile their good grades with the lower-than-expected salary.

Adding to their frustration was the realization that their peers were earning above RM3,000, causing them to question their career and major choices.

“Did I choose the wrong field and major, or should I just be grateful?” they mused.

This candid sharing resonated with many online users, eliciting a wave of empathy and diverse opinions.

M'sian fresh graduate shocked to find most companies only offer rm2. 5k as starting salary_post from rice bowl
Photo via FB/Ricebowl

Some users understood the newcomer’s dilemma, agreeing with their confusion, while others advised reevaluating career goals and ambitions, emphasizing the importance of contentment and adjusting expectations in the face of reality.

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