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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat Bruce View Post
    Lucky, you dont pay rent. rental is one of the biggest expense. Some kids are lucky, their parents will give them a house.
    We still set aside about RM30 per month so we can belanja our relative as a token of appreciation. Those kids with a house wont have to worry about anything at all already

    Rental if shared with other people wont be so bad at least. I guess the same would go for car loans (if parents are able/willing to support)

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    They demand high salary but work performance .. such a pittance. What an employer should consider?. Survival or the company or the staff?. Of course we cannot pay too little that they hardly have enough for a decent living but they should gear up too for company's sake. Normally they do not have this kind of thought especially the breed of new schools.

    Old diplomas are much better than degrees nowadays. Much of the syllabus had been simplified and when it should be used in their course of work, errr.. dunno la, not taught before .. huh.. my diploma ada value more than their degrees !!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigerZ View Post
    Thought I'd share my list of expenses as a diploma graduate and already working for 1.5 years:

    Food: 250-270 (I actually have RM50 food allowance from the company but the figure is without it deducted)
    Petrol: RM320
    Bills (Phone, electric, internet shared with 2 others) : RM160
    Health Insurance: RM200

    I dont pay rent as I'm fortunate to have a relative willing to let us stay in his apartment unit without collecting from us. However standard rates where I'm staying is roughly RM700-800. So shared with 2 others would be around 250 per person



    Your food bill is cheap, mine is double that.

    Your rental is cheap. In KL, the average rental rate for whole furnished apt is rm 1300-1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    Your rental is cheap. In KL, the average rental rate for whole furnished apt is rm 1300-1500
    The average rental in USJ Subang for a 22 X 75 or thereabout, unfurnished but fully fit for rental is at the RM1,200 mark now. It was around the 800 mark before the property priced boomed.
    Thereon, the owners will be quite tempted to increase the rental after the contract expire. If one doesn't earn more, how to keep up with their greed? Don't forget you've to also fork out 1.2k X 3 months rental deposit.. so much money to fork out just to rent a house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    Your food bill is cheap, mine is double that.
    Just for one person? I mainly eat mixed rice; 1 meat, 1 veggie, 1 dan lain-lain, already RM5-5.5 x.x


    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    The average rental in USJ Subang for a 22 X 75 or thereabout, unfurnished but fully fit for rental is at the RM1,200 mark now. It was around the 800 mark before the property priced boomed.
    Thereon, the owners will be quite tempted to increase the rental after the contract expire. If one doesn't earn more, how to keep up with their greed? Don't forget you've to also fork out 1.2k X 3 months rental deposit.. so much money to fork out just to rent a house.

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    that day at putra heights restaurant mixed rice. one rice one taugeh one meat (small scoop ) RM 6.70-..@&$@#$@#%. I asked her (Indonesia maid) how do u charged? rm 2.00 ( taugeh) rm 3.50 (meat pieces) rm 1.20( rice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jasmine View Post
    that day at putra heights restaurant mixed rice. one rice one taugeh one meat (small scoop ) RM 6.70-..@&$@#$@#%. I asked her (Indonesia maid) how do u charged? rm 2.00 ( taugeh) rm 3.50 (meat pieces) rm 1.20( rice)

    Taugeh is very cheap. RM 2.00 is too much.

    But then there are lots of rich people in USJ who are willing to pay or else the business would go bankrupt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigerZ View Post
    Thought I'd share my list of expenses as a diploma graduate and already working for 1.5 years:

    Food: 250-270 (I actually have RM50 food allowance from the company but the figure is without it deducted)
    Petrol: RM320
    Bills (Phone, electric, internet shared with 2 others) : RM160
    Health Insurance: RM200

    I dont pay rent as I'm fortunate to have a relative willing to let us stay in his apartment unit without collecting from us. However standard rates where I'm staying is roughly RM700-800. So shared with 2 others would be around 250 per person

    I use a second-hand car so no loans

    Maybe another RM100 for groceries & leisure

    So all in about RM 1250-1300 in expenditures.

    Careful on spending is of course important and necessary but it won't solve the problem. Increase your earning is the only solution.

    Your academic discipline is not the one that determine where you are, choose the right job/skills during the early part of your career is. Do an honest review on yourself on your strength and interests. Is the current job is what you want ? If answer is yes, then try to find similar job which offer you better salary and be prepared for the demand and challeges associated with a higher-paying job. If the present job is not what you want , then explore other jobs in different industry.

    If your skills is in demand in other countries which pay well, do not hesitate to grab the opportunity. Granted, time is bad now globally and such opportunities are not abundant. Don't choose a job that after 5 years, someone fresh from school can take over you job with lesser pay. Employability is getting more complicated and demanding. Gone are the days for those who think they stick in a company long enough as generalist, their so-called "experience" will be useful.

    You are young (I think), do something now and hopefully you don't need to moan and whine like others about expensive ytf and fried rice after retirement..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    The average rental in USJ Subang for a 22 X 75 or thereabout, unfurnished but fully fit for rental is at the RM1,200 mark now. It was around the 800 mark before the property priced boomed.
    Thereon, the owners will be quite tempted to increase the rental after the contract expire. If one doesn't earn more, how to keep up with their greed? Don't forget you've to also fork out 1.2k X 3 months rental deposit.. so much money to fork out just to rent a house.
    Its affordable to a Bangla worker working as a Loader at KLIA2


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    Its affordable to a Bangla worker working as a Loader at KLIA2
    What is the Pelarasan for???

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigerZ View Post
    What is the Pelarasan for???
    I really dunno... but in English it means "adjustment".... I just share what was posted on my facebook by a friend

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    Most probably it is mistaken printout.If yes,this bugger works on Sun,public holidays so that it pays more ,like Sunday 2x pay after that overtime is 1=3x hours,public holidays 3x pay and overtime 1=4.5 hours.Pls also include lunch breakovertime...

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    I don't think it's a mistake, I think the guy with the KDN licence takes the "adjustment"

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    I'm thinking this is one of those few privileged and lucky foreign labor who have the luck and fortune to earn much more than a lot of locals can.
    But then again, for that amount of "extra wages" in the form of overtime that is far more amount than mere basic, that fella have to toil double triple times harder than other wage earners and 9-5 workers.
    Yes, a lot of local wage earners also hope to earn much more in overtime (and they're ever willing to work it out too) so that end of the month will have a sizeable pay packet.
    My sis in law who works in a Sg Way factory, used to have quite a pay packet end of the month, but in recent years, all reduced to mere basic salary because of extreme cost cutting measures and all overtime reduced or eliminated altogether due sales in their products ain't doing well globally and manufactured quantity reduced by a large percentage..What to do?..the circumstances are such, then sudah tua..job hopping to another job ain't that easy too..so rough it out till retirement lor..low cost flat (RM40k I think) purchased 12 years ago already paid up..only car to pay up in couple of years..then retire to kampung..nothing else to hutang...such is her imminent future. Will the younger generation be facing a similar challenge...NEVER! A blardi single storey house can cost 300k now!..Yes, my son purchased one recently at Bandar Putera 2 (somewhere between Shah Alam and Klang), now awaiting completion in around 12-15 months time.. 300k!.. RM1500 PER MONTH installment.
    Malaysia is the only place where you are to buy a new house without ever seeing it.. How convenient!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post
    .... Malaysia is the only place where you are to buy a new house without ever seeing it.. How convenient!
    For most people, house is the single biggest investment in life..

    The biggest nightmare will be the housing project is abandoned halfway, the unscrupulous developer closed shop and no legal recourse that can recover the investment.. but the buyer is still legally obliged to repay the amount of money that has been disbursed to the developer !!

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