On January 11th, the singer said, “I’m being honest with you as the company’s CEO. I would like to reiterate that the job listing for the experienced position was accidentally posted.”
Her apparel company Avie Muah posted a job post seeking new customer service employees with experience. However, the annual salary was advertised to be 25 million KRW ($19,700) for a degree holder with three to seven years of experience. But the criticism continued even after she explained what had happened.
She said, “I heard that the $19,700 salary is too low even for fresh out of college people. It initially did not come to my mind that paying such a low salary could degrade the value of those who dream of pursuing the same kind of career path. From now on, we will adjust the starting salary to $24,074 for all new employees willing to work for the company.”
Kang Min Kyung further stated, “I didn’t know that using expensive desks and gas stoves would become controversial. I learned that I need to be extra careful and considerate to run a company as a celebrity. I will try my best to become a more mature person.”
“Our employees are having a hard time as the company receives excessive attention. If you take your time and wait, I will make gradual progress in the welfare and treatment of our employees,” she added.