Netizens exchanged opinions on Twitter over compensation after supposed company headhunter complained about a graduate from the Ateneo de Manila University refused a job with a P37,000 starting salary.
The self-proclaimed human resources employee was incredulous over the rejection, but netizens thought differently.
The figure 37,000 is trending in the Philippines right now. Filipino professors are declaring that their salary does not reach that amount yet. 37,000 in Philippine Pesos. That’s $765. Per month. Take that level of inequality in. #LaborDay
— Dada Docot (@dadadocot) April 30, 2021
The tweet sparked lively discussions on labor, including exploitative practices to how students are never taught how to negotiate or haggle their pay.
Just because your generation lived off of 10,000 pesos a month doesn’t mean we should, too. If we consider all variables like inflation and cost of living, most starting salaries today are so low that fresh grads actually spiral down to debt. https://t.co/jcHqRRB0HM
— Gabe Pineda 📌 STREAM HINTO (@gabmusic_) April 29, 2021
We’re literally days away from Labor Day and this should be said even if it isn’t Labor Day: people deserve a decent living wage.
— Philip Jamilla (@pmjamilla) April 29, 2021
If we start advocating for living wage to become the standard for minimum wage, a P60,000-a-month salary won’t really be that expensive.
No economy would run without people. No wealth will accumulate without labor.
— Nico B. Valderrama (@nbvneverquits) April 29, 2021