Here’s A Survival Guide For Minimum Wage Earners In Malaysia

  Malaysia is a booming nation trailing not far behind of its neighboring Southeast Asian countries like Singapore. Aside from many people from across the globe migrating to Malaysia, it has become a very popular destination for people seeking stable construction jobs. Employment opportunities are abundant and the cost of living is low, making job seekers want to stay in the country for good.   Furthermore, Malaysia’s booming economy and tourism have made the country successful in various facets. The constant arrival of tourists in the country has spurred the establishment of many businesses and even skyscrapers. However, not everyone lands a high-paying job in Malaysia. For most employees, they receive minimum wages and these include those involved in construction jobs, labor jobs and other low-earning jobs.   Minimum wage in Malaysia refers to the lowest gross wage per month. According to statistics, the average lowest wage ranges from 900 MYR ($221.7) to 2000 MYR ($492.24).   How To Survive In Malaysia With Minimum Wage   Fortunately, Malaysia is one of the countries with a very low cost of living. So, for those earning a little lower than others, there is no much problem in living in Malaysia, at least if you’re frugal enough. Accommodation   Malaysia is known not only for cheap hotels during vacations but also, affordable accommodation for locals and foreigners alike. Accommodations in cities are more expensive than those in provinces. The price of a room ranges from 800 MYR to about 2,000 MYR per month. However, if you are frugal and wise enough, it would be better to choose just a room with a...

The 6 Jobs In Malaysia That Nobody Wants

  If you were a child growing up in Malaysia, you would have been peppered with encouragements from your teachers, parents and relatives to take up a high paying, high flying job, like a doctor, accountant, lawyer or the like. This has inevitably caused a culture where people tend to stay away from certain professions, for whatever reason.   The way we despise certain jobs, which are in most cases honest and legitimate, has caused us to depend heavily on foreign labour. Although many argue that this keeps the operation costs down, it also means less blue collar and in some cases, white collar jobs for the locals. Here are some of the least sought after jobs in Malaysia today:   Customer Service Executive There are several reasons why customer service jobs rate very lowly on the job desirability scale. The first of which is the necessity for a strong emotional quotient or EQ in order to withstand the emotional and mental stress of dissatisfied customers who are often frustrated and won’t hesitate to lash out at you. Additionally, those in customer service jobs often have to work in shifts, making your body clock go completely haywire and often contributing to insomnia and other health problems. Needless to say the starting pay isn’t very attractive either, Training is often provided by the company you work for, but it’s often challenging and difficult too. Food and Beverage Industry Whether you’re working in the kitchen or as a server, the food and beverage industry is probably the most physically challenging as it requires a lot of stamina. Often, you have to...