SINGAPORE: A man working in the audit industry for two years took to social media stating that his salary was still lower than that of fresh graduates.
In an anonymous post to popular confessions page NUSWhispers, the man asked: “Wondering do fresh grad really earns that much nowadays?”. He added that he saw a post that mentioned that graduates earn a salary of S$4,000 to S$5,000. “Is the median pay really ~4.5k for fresh grad?” he asked.
The man said that when he just started working, his salary was a low S$3,000. “After working in the audit industry for 2 years, my salary is currently still lower than those fresh graduates despite working for long hours. Am I getting low balled or it’s just unfortunate that I’m in the wrong industry”, he asked others in the group.
Here’s what netizens commented:
Earlier this year, a 25-year-old woman working in a cloud service company took to social media complaining about the pay that an intern was demanding.
In an anonymous post, the woman wrote that the intern joined just two months ago, and he had no prior work experience. “I’ve heard around he’s been demanding to earn the same pay scale as us ($5k-$6k) and It’s very ridiculous because 1, during the two months he has been with us, he has done nothing and I’ve seen him go for multiple few hours tea breaks. 2, He has no foundation knowledge in the cloud service provider”, she wrote.