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Are you earning your dream pay? June 13, 2007

Posted by drowmage in Drowmage's Philosophy.

I came across an interesting article on MSN.com earlier : Why your kids expect to be rich

In the article, the author wrote :

This poll of 1,000 Americans aged 13 to 18 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds found that 73% believed they would earn “plenty of money” when they were adults. In fact, the teenage boys expected to make an average $174,000 annually. Teenage girls expected to earn $114,200.

That led me to thinking; what if we were to apply the same survey to the same number of Malaysian kids, from different backgrounds of the same age group? I have a feeling that we’ll find nearly the same numbers, or maybe more.

From viewing the jobs offered on job sites like Jobstreet.com or Jobsdb.com, it’s safe to assume that the basic salary offered ranges from MYR1200 – MYR1800 (USD333 – USD500) for nice, safe, desk jobs.  Perfectly alright – for a third world country.

However, it’s not alright for a country that runs an inflation rate that’s catching up to first world countries.

What do you think? Are you earning the dream pay you thought of when you were 16 years old?



1. Alvin - August 30, 2007

there’s no such thing as dream pay. 😛 coz people’s dream pay will always change.

at 16, i don even know how much shld i be getting since i came from a small town. having 3k a month in a smalltown is pretty high. but having 3k a month in KL === nothing

2. Nex - December 11, 2007

The more you earn, the more you spend.

I now have my own business and my annual income is way higher then my last pay as a Manager in KL, and its still not enough.

BTW I’m now living in a small town.

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