Overseas Filipino Workers

@migenKC (792)
Philippines
July 16, 2007 11:01pm CST
many Filipinos are going abroad to work and to support their family. infact almost all Filipinos dream to work overseas since they believe sallary is higher than here in the Philippines. But if you'll ask OFW's if they really love working abroad, most of them will answer NO coz they always miss their little children, their wife/husband and even the country Philippines itself. i am just getting confused of them... when they were still here at their home country, they are dying to go aboad. they do allmost everything just to fly away from here. but, when they are already working abroad, they keep on saying that they want to go back to the Philippines but they just cant do it because of the contract. im not against the OFW's. infact i am very proud of them since they do their work on the best they can even to the foriegn countries. i just wanted to know the reason behind the willingliness to go out then have the willingliness to go back.
2 responses
@thrishka (63)
• United States
20 Jul 07
They want to go abroad to help their relatives back home. It is hard but they are willing to sacrifice everything just for their lovesones to have a good ones. The work here is hard if you're not use to it and also the homesickness is another thing that's why they are saying they want to go back home.
@migenKC (792)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
you have the point trishka... are you an OFW? or something?
• United States
21 Jul 07
No. I'm still young. I'm living abroad, and my parents are helping our relatives back home. There are times that they do side line so they can help my cousins for their tuition.
@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
21 Jul 07
Working abroad or studying abroad will bring the new experience to their life. But I prefer to be indoors to outdoors. I heard many people complaining when they have gone to the foreign country for their work. But they are happy with their oversea course. If people are going to abroad under the government, they will be safer. They can apply at the provincial social welfare department.