Due to the ongoing pandemic that has badly affected our economy, many people have lost their jobs and have gotten their salaries cut. However, a recent viral photo of a job vacancy poster for a nasi lemak stall has been circulating around social media, especially on Twitter, due the job’s unusual salary range which netizens say is above that of entry level office jobs.
This pays better than some entry-level jobs. pic.twitter.com/AfT3kyNHSj
— Lee Seng Foo🇲🇾李成富 (@sengfoo88) October 15, 2020
JUICE spoke to the Twitter user who posted it, @sengfoo88, who stated that he spotted the poster at a kopitiam in Aman Suria (which is in Sunway Mas) called Sun Yin Loong.
The poster advertised for the position of a stall-keeper at a nasi lemak stall, but what has caught the attention of netizens was the RM1,500 – RM1,800 / month pay range that the job offered.
Many netizens reacted to the poster by comparing their monthly salaries and how the stall’s wage pays more than big franchise businesses.
This pays better than Starbucks. https://t.co/nScUEzkjpd
— DEWI🍒 (@anasuhani_) October 16, 2020
Tf better than my current job 😤 https://t.co/aQ6A4eDPAj
— Emarol (@amirulakhmalll) October 17, 2020
Some people were even questioning their life choices…
So.. you telling me that I wasted my 4 years of degree? 😭
— آكمال ريظا (@iqmalredz) October 16, 2020
While some were even keen on actually taking the job…
gimme the address https://t.co/WTQl0oYwVc
— ira. (@n_iame) October 16, 2020
Seng Foo also stated the tweet has gotten so viral that it has even caught the attention of the person who posted the poster in the first place. She even had her own opinions about it – and was amused by how everyone only cared about the money and not the duty of the job.
Check out what she said below:
My Number dah viral 😂🤣 tapi semua pandang pada gaji? Bila cerita pasal time job semua tak mampu. Kenapa? Memilih lah, apa lagi? https://t.co/2wNXul8upp
— yaya.n (@hariyantiharun) October 16, 2020
Seng Foo also added that he is happy to see the salary range being advertised for a perceivably “lowly” job because it is higher than the national minimum wage of RM1200 and also agreed that many companies here in Malaysia have failed to even offer that.
“The fact the tweet went viral was a sad testament to that. So, kudos to the owner for offering decent pay especially during these difficult times,” he said.
It’s great that this nasi lemak stall is offering a job with decent pay as many are struggling to make a living during these trying times.