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Old 11-03-2012, 06:03 PM
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In the first place your mentality is wrong. How much you are paid is dependent on the responsibility of your job and market supply and demand. It is not based on how much you know or how long you have been with the company. Do you expect a MBA holder to be paid $10k working as a cleaner for 20 years?

For a senior accounts exec who don't manage people, $5k is good. Otherwise, how much do you think you are worth?
I really do not know how much i am worth. That's why I am posing the question (my original post) here. I do know that some of my peers are getting between 7k+ to 5-figure sum. Most jobs advertised asked for degree holders with 3 to 5 years of experience, none asked for 15 yrs or more. The occasional rare ones are for Financial Controller, CFO, etc., a different calibre.

If you are an accounting grad, it also does not guarantee that after 15 to 20years, you will automatically be at the top, holding a CFO, FC, etc post. But pay wise, I believe it will be a 5-figure salary.

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Pay is dependent on your job, not years of exp.

You could be doing 20+ years of jnr executive job for all we know, that would mean ur co. is overpaying you just because u stayed long enough
In one of my job as a Senior Accountant, I have to review the work of 2 executive.

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I really do not know how much i am worth. That's why I am posing the question (my original post) here. I do know that some of my peers are getting between 7k+ to 5-figure sum. Most jobs advertised asked for degree holders with 3 to 5 years of experience, none asked for 15 yrs or more. The occasional rare ones are for Financial Controller, CFO, etc., a different calibre.

If you are an accounting grad, it also does not guarantee that after 15 to 20years, you will automatically be at the top, holding a CFO, FC, etc post. But pay wise, I believe it will be a 5-figure salary.
you are worth as much as you are currently being paid. period.

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In one of my job as a Senior Accountant, I have to review the work of 2 executive.
Big deal. My friend reviews the work of 2 executives and is team leader, has ACCA level 3 and was only getting 2.4k. She recently jumped ship for a $3k job.

No point comparing with your peers as your job scope and responsibilities are different. In my opinion, your company can easily replace you by offering 3.5k to someone else, as a senior executive position don't need that many years of experience.

If you want to know if you are underpaid, the easiest way is to apply for similar positions in other companies and see how much they offer you. I think you already know the answer.
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Old 24-03-2012, 02:30 PM
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for me i really considered underpaid really not enough for me to save dun even think of buying things lah... u all consider lucky already can get so much more already...
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can't even afford to fall sick, not enough money to see doctors too. have to pay and / or need to buy this and that had already taken up most of my salary already, if there is wedding and / or birthday parties, u noe lah, sigh.

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you all earn 2k and above consider can already and you still think that you are really underpaid. to let you earn more than the amount you expected, can, but can you really handle the job anot? of course more is the best and experience yes of course but how much do you think you are worth? i can tell you that i'm really underpaid. earning that little amount that i can't even to anything with that amount of salary. but some compines just don't want to pay you that high, giving you only that little amount expecting you to work more. even if they don't expect you to work more, but the amount just won't increase, even increase yearly also a little bit like no increasement at all. they think that they need to feed their families only and you don't but they didn't go into your shoes to think that you need to also and had to use the money to do alot of things, and they can just afford to buy those things while you had to save like **** before you can get buy it. by the time you had saved enough to get it they had changed to a new 1 already or no longer there anymore. going overseas for holidays is just only a dream. thinking of changing jobs? can, but the new company you've to know that you had to start all over again, enviroment will be different too.
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Well... Complaining is not the answer... and life is not fair.. You are not the only one suffering in a shitty job with low pay.. There are alot of people worst off than you.... So my advice to you is to focus that energy you use for complaining.. and use it for implementing actions that will actually improve your current situation..... Alot of people changed their future for the better by taking charge of their own future instead sliding into depression.... Good luck...

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you all earn 2k and above consider can already and you still think that you are really underpaid. to let you earn more than the amount you expected, can, but can you really handle the job anot? of course more is the best and experience yes of course but how much do you think you are worth? i can tell you that i'm really underpaid. earning that little amount that i can't even to anything with that amount of salary. but some compines just don't want to pay you that high, giving you only that little amount expecting you to work more. even if they don't expect you to work more, but the amount just won't increase, even increase yearly also a little bit like no increasement at all. they think that they need to feed their families only and you don't but they didn't go into your shoes to think that you need to also and had to use the money to do alot of things, and they can just afford to buy those things while you had to save like **** before you can get buy it. by the time you had saved enough to get it they had changed to a new 1 already or no longer there anymore. going overseas for holidays is just only a dream. thinking of changing jobs? can, but the new company you've to know that you had to start all over again, enviroment will be different too.
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this is not complaining this is just saying the fact that there are lots of compainies which don't pay as high as you expect it.... yes lots of people change jobs for the better.... ask yourself in the last 2 year or 5 years to 10 years how many jobs have you changed for the better future?



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Well... Complaining is not the answer... and life is not fair.. You are not the only one suffering in a shitty job with low pay.. There are alot of people worst off than you.... So my advice to you is to focus that energy you use for complaining.. and use it for implementing actions that will actually improve your current situation..... Alot of people changed their future for the better by taking charge of their own future instead sliding into depression.... Good luck...
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Why ur pay no increase?!?!?!

cos u naber ask rite, u go interview ask for low pay see they will re-offer u higher a not LOL
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