It's Official!

I am now officially an employee of the biggest computer manufacturer in the world!!!

I received my appointment contract this afternoon and all I can say is wow! Besides the base salary, contractual and management bonuses and company shares, the thing that makes the offer so differently awesome is some of the allowances and bonuses that came with it.

No, I'm not talking about your run of the mill kinds of allowances, - phone, car, etc…. I’m talking about allowances you seldom hear in Malaysia such as a signing-on bonus and relocation allowance. Dude, for the first time ever, I feel like a professional baller of something! Who would pay 6 months’ salary just for agreeing to join them huh?

I know it’s a common thing in the States but in Malaysia? And we’re in Malaysia damn it! Honestly, unless you’re a top notch CEO for public listed organizations, no such deals are heard, let alone made.

And there’s the relocation allowance. This may be a common package when you’re expected to uproot yourself and your family from the comforts of your own home but how many companies give you 3 months pay + 4.5 thou as compensation for the trip? Tell me, how many do you know?

Think of it this way. I’m joining them in January 2008 and when payday comes on the 25th, I will be receiving my pay for that month, 6 months signing bonus and 3 months + 4.5 thou relocation allowance; that’s a grand daddy total of 10 months pay + 4,500! How awesome is that? In one month alone, I’m gonna earn 10 months pay!

As it is, my monthly base pay is already quite extra-ordinary for Malaysian standards. After a month, I could afford the 5 series BMW that I have been eyeing for quite some time now! How sweet is that?

And what makes it even sweeter, perfect I’d say, is the fact that my Small Baby also signed her permanent contract with MAS today! Nothing beats that, I tell you… After the tumultuous journey we both went through in our respective careers the last couple of years, I can’t even begin to express the euphoria we have right now and the happiness we feel for each other’s success.

2008 is going to be a blast and I thank you God for all these blessings.


traCe said...

Congrats! Congrats!

Ivan Omar said...

Thanks :)

That's sweet of you to say that...

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