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spiderwick
post Jun 16 2010, 12:13 PM, updated 8y ago

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dear all,

i was asked by my company to relocate to kl. currently living in jb with my family thus expenses have been kept low. coz eat at home, sleep at home. if i agreed to relocate, my expenses in kl will definitely high coz i gotta rent a place to stay, food all have to eat outside, even internet also have to subscribe plus driving in kl everywhere also got toll.

i'm just wondering how much do u think it's reasonable to ask from my company for allowance?? if i wan2 rent a place in PJ/damansara how much do u all think will cost? RM300 enough?

any dear forummers was relocated by their companies b4?

thanks a lot guys for your kind inputs.




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post Jun 16 2010, 12:14 PM

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300 is just enough for u to cover ur rent in kl dude...
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:18 PM

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QUOTE(emperor^10 @ Jun 16 2010, 12:14 PM)
300 is just enough for u to cover ur rent in kl dude...
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And Rm300 only available for middle or small room in PJ/damansara, excluded water, electric, internet bills etc....
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:20 PM

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fren...u need to calculate other expenses if stay in KL later. food, toll, petrol, ..etc. how much ur company add to ur salary for relocation?
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:20 PM

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QUOTE(emperor^10 @ Jun 16 2010, 12:14 PM)
300 is just enough for u to cover ur rent in kl dude...
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correct me if i am wrong but a standard rate for room in KL/PJ...goes on the following rate:

Small Room: 300
Medium Room: 450
Master Room: 550

I remember renting a master room in KJ going at 600 ringgit.

so with cost of living is high in city centre....would 300 ringgit be enough.

Honestly I doubt it.
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:20 PM

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rm300 just enuff for amonths rent for a small room
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:20 PM

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Its not about your $$$$......do you like to work with your current company ?
Will you able to live without your family, relatives, friends around ?
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:21 PM

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your increment must at least RM700 from now than it will equivalent to your current job at JB
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:24 PM

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I am sure they will not give you Rm700. They can hire a KL local and will not have to oay so much more. Like HonMun say how much do you love your job to make the sacrifice.
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:26 PM

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QUOTE(spiderwick @ Jun 16 2010, 12:13 PM)
dear all,

i was asked by my company to relocate to kl. currently living in jb with my family thus expenses have been kept low. coz eat at home, sleep at home. if i agreed to relocate, my expenses in kl will definitely high coz i gotta rent a place to stay, food all have to eat outside, even internet also have to subscribe plus driving in kl everywhere also got toll.

i'm just wondering how much do u think it's reasonable to ask from my company for allowance?? if i wan2 rent a place in PJ/damansara how much do u all think will cost? RM300 enough?

any dear forummers was relocated by their companies b4?

thanks a lot guys for your kind inputs.
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I think you should list down what are the expected expenses and what are the expected necessity that needs to be owned if you are going to work in the city.

1. A place to stay
2. Water, Heater, Electric, Internet? All included?
3. Petrol?
4. Frequency of travel?
5. time frame you are expected to be in city.
6. food

take that all in to consideration(list down more or LY people can list more for you) and look at what you are drawing right now.

Do note: relocation expenditure does not mean an increment.
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:27 PM

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LOL.. Living on your own always incur a lot more expenses. I think you should ask at least RM1k. Food here is more expensive. Parking rates will literally rape you.
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post Jun 16 2010, 12:31 PM

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I'd say at least RM500 to nego for.
As the others mention, they could very well hire a local staff for less.
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post Jun 16 2010, 01:50 PM

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I will start off with rm1k bargain with them. If they say they wanna hire local. go AHEAD! It is not easy to retrain someone after all and they will never know whether the new guy would be able to perform as well as you or not.

Additional cost on your end would be:
rental: at least RM300
streamyx: rm1xx (if it is not included in the house you are renting)
Food: At least rm15 per day for KL area
Toll: from your place to work
Petrol: additional petrol cost coz stuck in the jam
Laundry: rm50 per week (self service laundry rm15)
Daily usable stuff: toothpaste, shampoo, soap . . .. and the list goes on
Travelling expenses going back JB, to visit your family once a while.

Fuh! all these are the additional expenses. and the list will continue to grow! haha

This post has been edited by kidmad: Jun 16 2010, 01:51 PM
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post Jun 16 2010, 02:20 PM

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It really depends on the reasons why your company wants to relocate you and how much they are willing to pay to convince you to do it.

What is your company's policy on domestic permanent relocations?

Mine is an American MNC and the policy for domestic relocation is that the company will pay for all the moving costs, 2 house-hunting trips, 2 months hotel or serviced apartment in the beginning and then 1 year 10 months accommodation allowance (the amount of which depends on job grade). They will also pay a one-off white goods allowance for you to buy furniture, appliances etc. There's a one off car downpayment assistance allowance to purchase a new car.
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post Jun 16 2010, 02:23 PM

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just curious, how much are you earning right now? if around rm2500 then there should not be a problem as a lot of people are not from here and have to survive with whatever salary we get. If before you say that your expenses are low coz living with your family, means you are spending alot of money on other stuffs. And try to live in cheaper areas instead of damansara
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post Jun 16 2010, 03:22 PM

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PJ/Damansara areas are expensive for room, food etc.. RM300 is definitely not enough to compensate with your current salary in JB
Ask yourself if you want to get a cheaper place for room, food etc.. but need to travel further such as cheras, ampang, setapak..
Always ask for more.. smile.gif
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QUOTE(kidmad @ Jun 16 2010, 01:50 PM)
I will start off with rm1k bargain with them. If they say they wanna hire local. go AHEAD! It is not easy to retrain someone after all and they will never know whether the new guy would be able to perform as well as you or not.

Additional cost on your end would be:
rental: at least RM300
streamyx: rm1xx (if it is not included in the house you are renting)
Food: At least rm15 per day for KL area
Toll: from your place to work
Petrol: additional petrol cost coz stuck in the jam
Laundry: rm50 per week (self service laundry rm15)
Daily usable stuff: toothpaste, shampoo, soap . . .. and the list goes on
Travelling expenses going back JB, to visit your family once a while.

Fuh! all these are the additional expenses. and the list will continue to grow! haha
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as for laundry, try find those house do provide washing machine, so u can save a bit on tat.. besides, driving car maybe u can consider taking LRT if ur company is located nearby so u hv to find a house near to LRT too..

u forgot to add clubbing/entertainment = rmxxx tongue.gif


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post Jun 16 2010, 03:59 PM

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QUOTE(faceless @ Jun 16 2010, 12:24 PM)
I am sure they will not give you Rm700. They can hire a KL local and will not have to oay so much more. Like HonMun say how much do you love your job to make the sacrifice.
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Not really if relocate to do certain job for certain period, still better than hire a new guy in KL.
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post Jun 16 2010, 03:59 PM

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If you factor in the visits back home, it may not worth at all. Most of people who relocate will lose out if they frequently go home.
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post Jun 16 2010, 05:41 PM

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if u are from JB, why not find a job in SG instead? KL cost of living is very high.

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