KUALA LUMPUR: Although having “award-winning” on your resume is certainly a big accolade, it surely doesn’t guarantee a salary bump across the board.
Actress Noorkhiriah Ahmad Shapie said that winning awards was never a guarantee for a person to obtain higher salaries or more job offers if he or she was no more needed.
“The awards are just proof to our children and grandchildren that we were once recognised and honoured,” she added.
The 39-year-old artiste wrote this on her Instagram recently in response to the recent news about award-winning veteran actor Jalil Hamid who felt insulted when he was offered RM1,500 for a starring role.
Noorkhiriah said that many production houses had a totally different criteria when choosing their cast. Putting acting talent in the back seat, their selection seemed to be based on one’s youth, good looks and the many controversies he or she had.
“Abg Jalil Hamid, in my eyes, you are one great actor,” said Noorkhiriah who has since chosen to dive into business as her main source of income.