A 26-year-old Malaysian woman shared how she was forced to work at a factory despite having a medical degree because her parents forbade her from moving into the city for work and wanting her to stay close to home instead.
Malaysian job recruitment site Maukerja posted a screenshot of a message that they received from the woman on their Twitter page.
The woman called herself “the biggest failure” and shared that she has a medical degree, but is currently working as a factory operator in her hometown, earning a low wage.
She said that despite being happy with where she is at the moment, she feels like a failure.
She elaborated further, saying that after she had gotten her medical degree, she was initially looking forward to beginning her career with a great job and salary.
However, her parents refused to let her leave their village to work in Kuala Lumpur, where there were more career and better job opportunities for her.
Her parents selfishly wanted her to be near them just in case anything happened to them and she could take care of them.
She said that she wanted to pursue a career in the medical industry due to her medical degree, and ironically, her parents are also wondering why was she working in a factory, and she said that she did so because they wanted her nearby.
Netizens were quick to provide pointers and advice to the woman, telling her to use websites like LinkedIn to look for remote jobs with companies.
Others shared their similar life stories, with another netizen saying that at the age of 29, they were working in F&B drawing a low wage as well, crying for days but eventually managed to get a job in the IT industry, and urged the woman not to give up.