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Old 11-06-2013, 10:29 PM
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Hi guys, i just recieved letter of offer from a company is a SME not MNC they offer me 2k basic and 1k allowance and 5days work. The offer izit too low or reasonable? i dun have any sales experience btw.

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what the commission scheme? The allowance is it include car, petrol all this?
Previously any other industry experience?
What the company inudustry targeting?
Got Aws and bonus?

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Hi guys, i just recieved letter of offer from a company is a SME not MNC they offer me 2k basic and 1k allowance and 5days work. The offer izit too low or reasonable? i dun have any sales experience btw.
How old are you? What are your acadmic qualifications? Any corporate experience?

If the 1k allowance is for transport & sundry expenses in your sales work, after CPF and car cost you only left with ~1.5k take home pay. Unless the commission is good, this sound worse than even poly freshie.

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They do have commission scheme but how it work I not too sure and the allowance is for car and petrol, the company have AWS and variable bonus.
Previously I was from Navy.
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They do have commission scheme but how it work I not too sure and the allowance is for car and petrol, the company have AWS and variable bonus.
Previously I was from Navy.
It really depends on the commission and bonus is how much. If just look at the basic of 2k is not attractive as a 19 year old fresh from poly doing admin can also get the same amount.

The 1k ($800 net) should be enough to cover all the normal car cost like petrol, erp, parking, servicing etc. But important thing is do you have a car now? If you have is it going to expire soon in a few years?

Because if you need to buy/replace a car in the next few years, base on current prices the allowance definitely not enough for instalment & normal expense. This mean you need to fork out from your basic which is very low. Do your sums and see what is the result nett pay.

I suspect roughly your bonus need to be about 8 months+ at least for you to live a decent life in Singapore with the car.

Also just kaypoh a bit, how come you navy looking for a 2k job? They didnt renew your contract after 6 years isit?
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to be frank with you, in sme normally the basic pay increment very slow one (sales). hence better check your commission scheme. bonus how many month? must black and white. my company also sme. say got bonus, in the end bo one. But commission scheme very good.
Hence i will suggest you to find out what the commission scheme.
Like what the rest say, if you own a car then easier if not to pay the 50 percent quite xiong
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Because if you need to buy/replace a car in the next few years, base on current prices the allowance definitely not enough for instalment & normal expense.

I suspect roughly your bonus need to be about 8 months+ at least for you to live a decent life in Singapore with the car.
For a start in sale job, just buy small and near 10 years old car. If it breaks down, take Taxi on those inconvenient days....


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For a start in sale job, just buy small and near 10 years old car. If it breaks down, take Taxi on those inconvenient days....
like that xiong lehz. haha. taxi also expensive. plus sales travel really a lot. unless you hack care one. think best is know what your company target market industry. how is your company product ranking as compare to competitor. of course sales skill count a part. but when selling to most mnc, they request for standard brand, which no matter what also hard to attack in.
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For a start in sale job, just buy small and near 10 years old car. If it breaks down, take Taxi on those inconvenient days....
Not practical. Even a normal jap car with 1 year left cost >15k now. His 1 year allowance 12k only nia, where got enough? Taxi now so expensive, average $25 per trip to/fro city, sales likely need at least 3-4 trips a day. That is like 2k taxi fare v.s. 1k allowance, not enough.
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