A 35-year-old Malaysian woman has become a sensation after leaving her RM3,700-per-month job to work as a cashier.
Malaysian quits RM3,700 job to work as a cashier
She also added that her life has drastically improved since the career change, prompting a debate about the significance of work-life balance.
In an Instagram post by @MalaysianPayGap, a woman mentioned that she usually sees salary increases on the page, but wanted to share something different.
“I used to be an Associate in Project Management with a base salary of RM3,700, but work was round-the-clock, people constantly tried to reach me, and every project had tight deadlines,” she revealed.
Therefore, she resigned and now works as a cashier at a local supermarket which has a basic salary of RM1,500.
While her income is humble, she enjoys a more laid-back schedule, which allows her to have quality time with family and pursue personal interests.
No longer faces stress and burnout
Despite the lower pay, she claims her overall life quality has improved, as she no longer faces the stress and burnout that haunted her previous position.
“My salary is less than half now, but I feel much better mentally and even physically.
No more being trapped in traffic, worrying about constant calls, or rushing to meet deadlines.
“Once my shift ends, it’s done. I even cook more at home to save money. Even with a reduced salary, I manage to live within my means.”
Her tale has struck a chord with many Malaysians, sparking a discussion on the importance of mental health, work-life balance, and the value of seeking personal satisfaction over material gain.
One netizen notes that more people are quitting their jobs due to high stress and mental health reasons, and suggests considering a career break or lower-paying job in the long term.
“OS has come to peace with herself. She knows that she’s on her platform waiting for her train. She is not looking at someone else getting on their train. Personally, this is inspiring. Thank you for this.”
“I am so glad to see this post. I am pretty much on the same trajectory and has been thinking of a more simple path!!
Cheers to OP finding his or her happiness.”
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