Career Woman

Am I a career woman?
 
To answer to that question, I need to define the word “career,” because I am only convinced that I am a woman :). As usual, I rely things like this on Wikipedia. So here what I got:

Career is defined as an individual’s “course or progress through life (or a distinct portion of life)”. It is usually considered to pertain to remunerative work (and sometimes also formal education).

Based on that definition by Oxford Dictionary, sadly, I have to admit that yes, I am a career woman as many of you out there. But somehow I wanted to ensure myself that I am not merely an employee and deserve the term “career woman.” So I looked for another definition. This time by businessdirectory.com.

The progress and actions taken by a person throughout a lifetime, especially related to that person’s occupations. A career is often composed of the jobs held, titles earned and work accomplished over a long period of time, rather than just referring to one position

Get dressed for success!

So basically, nothing so special about this term! It’s so damn ordinary :-).

Let’s shift the subject a little bit. I consider the term “career woman” is sexist because there is no such term as “career man.” It implies gender discrimination where career is meant only for men, while women who pursue this path need a term to call. Ugly truth, huh? Well, no need to feel bad about that. It’s no secret that the world has been working in patriarchical mode. That’s why many women all across the globe fight for feminism, for gender equality.

But not all women choose to be a career woman. Some of them choose to be the opposite: housewife. Housewives are those married women who do household chores and are not employed outside the house. But hey, interestingly, there is a term “househusband” too! Of course you can easily guess what that means.

So overall, women have three distinct options in life: being a career woman or being a housewife or… (read it like Barney‘s style :D) being a working mom! How wonderful that is! Women are blessed to have all terms necessary to describe their living. While men… they don’t have so many options, do they? For them, the choices are only to be successful or doomed :).

I heard a rumor saying that a housewife is the most noble profession. I would disagree to that statement. Well, it is indeed noble, but it is not a profession. And it hurts my pride a bit when I am partially respected just because I seem to care too much on my career. Well, the truth is, I don’t. I have to care on something. The fact that I haven’t given a house to be a wife to (hehe, what a weird idiom I make), make me put my attention on my career. Sometimes I call it a distraction :-). If I was given different path, I would gladly stay at home doing that noble role: a housewife.

Having a chance to make decision to be one of those women is pleasure. None is superior over the others. They are equal. They are women.

 

Standar Gaji Indonesia 2011

Buat yang sedang mencari kerja dan referensi untuk gaji yang dinginkan, atau yang sedang penasaran berapa gaji teman yang kelihatannya kok makmur banget hidupnya, atau yang ingin memeriksa apa gaji yang diperoleh sekarang sudah sesuai dengan standar yang ada, selamat menikmati file yang saya attach ini:

indonesia-salary-guide

Studi ini dilakukan oleh Kelly Services, Inc. yang punya pengalaman 21 tahun di Indonesia.

Berikut adalah rangkuman outlook gaji 2011 untuk posisi-posisi hot 🙂

(catatan: kolom kedua adalah pengalaman kerja, kolom ketiga adalah low-end, kolom keempat adalah high-end, gaji dalam Rupiah per bulan)

Accounting and Finance

 

Financial Controller

10 – 12

35,000,000

50,000,000

Finance Manager

6 – 7

20,000,000

25,000,000

Senior Management Accountant

5 – 7

15,000,000

20,000,000

Financial Analyst

3 – 7

9,000,000

20,000,000

Auditor

2 – 4

7,000,000

12,500,000

Banking

Finance Director/CFO

12 +

80,000,000

125,000,000

Tax Manager

7 – 10

15,000,000

20,000,000

Tax Accountant

2 – 5

4,000,000

10,000,000

Customer Service Officer

2 – 3

3,000,000

6,000,000

Personal Financial Consultant

2 – 3

3,000,000

5,500,000

Bank Teller

1 – 3

2,000,000

2,750,000

Call Centre

Call Centre Manager

5 – 10

10,000,000

18,000,000

Call Centre Supervisor/Team Leader

2 – 3

4,000,000

6,000,000

Call Centre Trainers

2 – 3

3,500,000

5,500,000

Customer Service Officer – Inbound

1 – 2

2,500,000

3,750,000

Customer Service Officer – Inbound

2 – 3

3,250,000

4,500,000

Engineering & Technical

 

Project Manager

5 – 8

20,000,000

30,000,000

Project Engineer

3 – 5

6,000,000

12,000,000

Program Manager

5 – 8

15,000,000

20,000,000

Planning Manager

3 – 5

7,000,000

15,000,000

Process Engineer

3 – 5

3,000,000

7,000,000

QA Engineer

3 – 5

4,000,000

9,000,000

Human Resources

HR Assistant Manager

5 – 10

7,000,000

15,000,000

HR Generalist

5 – 10

3,500,000

7,000,000

 

Information Technology

Country Manager

10 +

75,000,000

150,000,000

Analyst Programmer

2 – 6

3,000,000

7,000,000

Business/Systems Analyst

3 – 6

5,000,000

9,000,000

Technical Consultant

3 – 6

5,500,000

10,500,000

Office Support

Secretary

2 – 4

4,000,000

7,500,000

Office Manager

4 – 6

8,000,000

12,000,000

Receptionist/Front Office Assistant

1 – 3

1,500,000

3,000,000

Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics

Supply Chain Manager

6 – 10

25,000,000

40,000,000

Logistics Manager

6 – 10

20,000,000

30,000,000

Logistics Analyst

3 – 5

4,000,000

7,000,000

Warehouse Supervisor

3 – 5

3,000,000

8,000,000

Sales, Marketing & Advertising

Marketing Manager

5 +

30,000,000

50,000,000

Advertising Manager

4 – 5

10,000,000

15,000,000

Sales Manager

5 – 7

17,500,000

25,000,000

Sales Executive

1 – 3

3,000,000

4,750,000

Market Researcher

2 – 4

3,300,000

4,800,000

Sudahkah gaji kamu dalam rentang outlook di atas? 😀

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