TO WHOM It my concern,
RE: PROPER SALARY SCALE BASED ON JOB
I would like the relevant authorities to review the salary situation in the Brunei gov sector. I’m Not going to talk about pay raise (which is overdue) but more of the scale for different types of profession.
First of all, there are five divison with different salary scale. For those who have undergone undergraduate studies and obtain a degree, most of them will fall under division 2.
Well this is where the problem begin. I hope I don’t offend anyone here but merely sharing my thoughts. So lets say you graduate with an accounting degree and get recruited to be a finance officer, you will be in division 2. Lets say you graduate with an engineering degree, you will be getting more or less the same salary of an accountant. Or you are in the health profession, you will have roughly the same salary.
Im sure before entering uni, some course do require higher entry requirements. Now how can a person who graduate in the health profession be in the same scale as one who is doing admin or business etc. (which clearly have lower ernty requirement to UNI) .
Clearly a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, physiotherapist , radiographer etc which are more technical should have a different scale then those who are doing teaching, or finance, etc.
One thing about the media , they do brainwash people into thinking that everyone wants to work for the public sector. Look at sectors like the oil and gas industry, how is it possible that an engineer (with lower entry requirement to UNI) be earning more than a doctor (medical officer) in the public sector.. I do understand you earn more when you become senior medical officer or specialists but that is after 10 or 15 years whereas an engineer can be earning 7-8 k within 3 years of graduation. this Is equivalent to a pay of a director in the gov sector after working for maybe 20 years.
The gov should look into this matter otherwise we will forever be dependent on expat to fill in the gap in healthcare.
With the rewards and benefits in the enery sector, I don’t see y the youths would want to put themselves through so much hard work n misery in the healthcare sector..
This post was submitted by cavan1318.