Being in a 9 to 5 job, or commonly 9 to 6 in Malaysia, can be considered as boring and time-consuming. Most people would probably say that they would not want to work in a 9 to 6 job because they want to spend time on themselves and they would not want to be tied down by a job that requires consistent energy throughout the week, thus only leaving around 2 days for themselves. However, there are still hidden beauties of working in a 9 to 6 job. Like getting paid consistently, maybe more if you choose to, or are asked to, work overtime, health insurance, pension and you get to retire at the age of 60, hopefully giving you a lot more time for things you wanted to do. Plus, with jobs like these, you rarely have to bring your work back home since most 9 to 6 jobs don’t require you to bring extra work home unless you prefer to do so to lessen the workload.
One of the jobs that are beneficial as a 9 to 6 job is being a corporate strategist. As a corporate strategist, you basically have to plan out strategies for daily meetings, as the job title suggests, and mostly do research and analyse other corporates to see what the current trends are or plan out launchings and how to advertise them. This kind of job can typically earn you a salary of around RM17 000 to RM18 000. One of the requirements is that you majored in “Diploma Pengurusan dan Teknologi Pejabat” or anything regarding office management.
Bare in mind that you should only work a 9 to 6 job if you want to and if you are comfortable with it. If you have initial dreams that you want to chase, and you believe you can, by all means, chase it. However, choosing a 9 to 6 job is beneficial when you have nothing specific, that you wanted to do, in mind. Thus, you can think of getting a 9 to 6 job as a temporary thing to give yourself time to think of what you actually want to do for a living.
Other than being a corporate strategist, you can opt-in being an IT specialist in terms of hardware and networking. This job basically involves interfering with computer hardware or software to make sure that people don’t encounter errors on their laptop or PCs. This job’s average monthly salary can be up to RM18 000, and you can consider yourself a senior with around 10 years of experience. This job is beneficial when you feel like you love to meddle in tech stuff, like coding, networking, and other things involving IT, which stands for Information Technology.
Other jobs that can give you a consistent salary and somewhat some time to think of what you really want to do is jobs like being an online shipping admin for online shopping platforms or any fulltime job can guarantee you at least the basic salary amount in Malaysia. So don’t rush to know what you want to do for a living, there are many ways you can earn an income while thinking of what you want to do.