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Top SPM & A-Level Scorer Earns Below RM3k After Four Years In The Workforce

"Ever heard of a poor engineer? I'm one of them."

How would it feel to get straight A’s in school and even graduate with a Master’s degree, only to earn less than RM3k after four long years in the workforce?

This was the reality faced by a netizen named “Penanam Anggur”, who took to Twitter to rant about his career progress.

In the tweet, he wrote that he was a straight A student for both SPM and A-Levels but that unfortunately did not equate into him getting a good paying job.

Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Source via HealthMetrics.
“I scored straight A’s in SPM, scored 14 in A-level, graduated master degree with 2nd class upper from UK uni. Got full scholarship.
“Entered into my fourth year of work. Salary’s still below RM3k. There’s no need to talk about depression and anxiety.”

Read the tweet here:

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He also wrote that SPM is important, having powerful connections are even more crucial in the working world.

“An intern in my office got a higher pay than me. INTERN. NO DEGREE TOO! Just because his father is a someone. Unfortunately, Malaysia is a country that does not celebrate academics.”

Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/urjoblessfan.

Netizens share similar pains

The tweet, which garnered around 23k likes at the time of writing, saw many netizens sharing how their educational qualifications and income were severely mismatched.

Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/urjoblessfan.

Others suggested that he go to a different country like Singapore in search of better pay.

Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/urjoblessfan.

When one netizen told him to work for another company, “Penanam Anggur” said that not only did his salary not increase, but went the other direction instead, leading him to comment: “Have you ever heard of a poor engineer? I’m one of them.”

Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/urjoblessfan.

However, some were unconvinced by his story and said that most likely he was underselling himself as he’s able to get a 30% increment every time he works for a new company.

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Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/@urjoblessfan.
Top spm & a-level scorer earns below rm3k after four years in the workforce | weirdkaya
Screencap via Twitter/urjoblessfan.

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Cover image via HealthMetrics and Twitter/@urjoblessfan.