Asked by Anonymous

Updated on 18 Apr 2019

Should i quit my job which i love but the pay is low?

I'm 26yrs old, currently working in a big company with okay benefits for 2 years. I've learnt alot and i iove my job. My boss and colleagues are great too. My pay is $2.1k after cpf. I'm in events/designer line, have a bachelor in architecture. Is the pay low as compared to other companies? Should i quit? I don't think it will increase anytime soon. My colleague has asked for a pay raise before but my boss said it's more about the passion and not the money. This made me afraid to ask for myself.


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Junus Eu
Junus Eu,
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Answered on 24 Mar 2019

It's great that you love your job and have learnt alot! And to boot, your boss and colleagues are great! It's not often that so many positive factors come together.

  1. Look for other jobs so that you have options. When you have options, you might be in a better position to weigh it more objectively.
  2. If you are doing a great job, it is likely that the company will value and ask you to stay. This is especially since it is a big company, and HR probably is able to look at cases of increasing pay for exemplary performers.
  3. Is it the industry you want to progress in? What are the opportunities to learn more in the firm, or have you exhausted that already?

All the best, and treasure the job in any case since there are several plus points!


Yong Kah Hwee
Yong Kah Hwee,
Level 6. Master
Answered on 22 Jan 2019

Look around first before quitting. Go for interviews, and ask the interviewers questions. Then decide if you want to make a switch. It's hard to make decisions without first having information!



Maybe just try to look for other jobs first and see if you like those jobs that also pay well before you quit. Its really your choice in this situation. But do make sure you can find another job before you quit. Maybe work for another year to see how it goes and learn more new skills that can help to get more pay at other jobs.