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New Year’s Resolutions for 2020 [ December 30th, 2019 ] Posted in » imDavidLee Life, News & Announcement

There are resolutions you hear every year, usually those resolutions involve something along the lines of saving money or getting healthier. Anything you make is going to boil down to the same thing – Better yourself.

Don’t be like this when you’re making your new year resolution
My goal in 2019 is to achieve the goals I set in 2018 that I should have completed in 2017 as I made a promise in 2016 that I planned in 2015.

Now is a great time to identify new and existing opportunities to grow and get 2020 off to a strong start. For 2020, I have set some achievable goals for myself. Accomplishing these goals will bring myself professional joy and positive growth.

1. Make an Impressive Impact at Work

Make impressive impact at work

Being more productive often stands at the top priority list but actually finding the ways to implement it in everyday life is a different kettle of fish. However, I will try to be proactive about going after what I want and doing things without being asked. I will also make it a priority to work on my productivity by using a time diary to become more aware of how I’m spending my time now. Being more focused is also important as it can take an average of 25 minutes to resume a task after being interrupted.

My strategy focus is to:
UNDERSTAND where am I now.
IMAGINE where I could be.
CREATE my strategic move.

Dare to be different. Don’t settle for the ordinary.

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What’s Your Expected Salary Increment for Year 2012?

Just wondering, what’s your annual increment like? Normally, the increment can range between 5-20% which depends very much on individual performance, size, nature, and culture of the company.

salary increment

However, for those skilled employees, the wages are still linked to experience, productivity and demand. Most of the organisations are still willing to offer attractive remuneration packages for candidates equipped with the desired skills. Thus, highly skilled and productive employees are more likely to earn more.

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January 25th, 2012 | 4 Comments | 6,245 views

Will Salary Increment Brings Higher Tax?

A friend of mine who is Senior Manager of manufacturing industry recently got a pay rise of RM500, which increasing his monthly income to RM10,500 and putting him in a much higher tax bracket. He came back to me to ask whether should he take the pay rise?

tax on salary increment

Now, I would like to share with you the percentage of the increment that goes tax when the salary increase by RM500 per month.

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July 29th, 2011 | 1 Comment | 3,278 views

How to Calculate a Salary Increase?

I am wondering what’s your salary increment and bonus like? In my opinion, salary increment can be range in between 5-30% depending on your job performance while bonus commonly can be range in between 1-6 months. Is that true?

What about the benefits of your company? What are the working hours and workload like? For my company, I can get education allowance, medical allowances up to RM400 per financial year, and personal insurance claim.

About My Salary Increment From Year 2006 to 2010
salary increment

As we known, Malaysia’s inflation rate hit was a bout 7-8%. It’s almost high mostly due to the increase in petrol price. If your salary does not increase by at least 8%, then you aren’t really getting an increase in income. Am I right?

This is the way to calculate a percentage of pay increase:

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June 28th, 2010 | 4 Comments | 10,769 views

Counter Offer During Job Confirmation?

Getting a job confirmation is an exciting experience but be careful not to sign your confirmation letter quickly without looking into all the important points. This is because there are terms and condition applied for your job confirmation, you have to check whether you will be subject to any salary increment as a confirmed employee? Will your job role and responsibility remain the same? What are the extra benefits you will enjoy as a confirmed employee?


For me, I have to give 3 months notice of resignation. It’s a way too long but if you are planning to stay longer at your current company then it should not be an issue. However, you still need to do counter offer during job confirmation. This is because it’s imperative to know that some employers would not wait until 3 months before a new employee joins. So, you need to think twice before making any decision.

If you very satisfy with your job and position then you can try to bargain more in order to suit your current needs. Besides, you need to do some salary survey and research to make sure that you will not underpaid. For me, I have fully prepared with the next move and planning to show something or offer to my company, which will bring more benefits to it.

My Sample of Job Confirmation Counter Proposal Letter

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November 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments | 14,444 views