if given the opportunity would you work abroad?

abroad - go abroad
@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
July 26, 2007 1:55am CST
I have not entertained the idea or maybe I refused to entertain the idea and open my mind to the possibility of going away from home. My sister is already there in Taiwan working as factory worker together with my cousin. My aunt is also in the U.S and she is enjoying her time there. Maybe if I have the opportunity I will take it when its the U.S or Australia or anywhere from Europe. But its all God's will, if he would allow I will grab the opportunity and enjoy the time there. What about you are you willing to leave your loved ones behind?Please share.....Thank you in advance.
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@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
Leaving ur family behind or a chance for a greener pasture? It's a matter of choice. And once you made the choice, it always entails a sacrifice. It's in you how you will weigh things. As for me, I want to go abroad because I really love to travel and expose myself to culture and environment that I have never grown accustomed with. It's adventure! At the same time, with God's will and everything will be ok, just save money in my venture abroad and put up a business in my home country. There's no place like home, ya know. :)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
Yes, thats true theres really no place like home and if I go abroad I know thats what im going to deeply miss. Earn money and save and return to the Philippines is my plan.
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@sr0415 (1140)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
Homesickness is really something you have to deal with. If you want to go abroad, you'll have to jot down the pros and cons. But I believe that if you want something, you'll do every possible way to get it. :) I wish you well and the best! :)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jul 07
Yes , its true, may be it takes a good coping mechanism to be able to cope with homesickness, people who were not able to successfully cope with homesickness were maladjusted away from home and this could have adverse effects.
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@Ruhana (129)
• India
26 Jul 07
No problem, I will accept the opportunity to go abroad for work. I think no country is rude to foreigner or foreign worker as foreign workers or visitors are guest of that country.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jul 07
Yes, travelling abroad is a nice experience, and it would also a good opportunity to be able to work and earm more than what we are earning here in our country. With the present economic standing of the Philippines many sacrifice many things to seek greener pastures away from the country.
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@Vixx06 (162)
26 Jul 07
Working abroad is great it gives you the chance to see how other people live. I am English but I have worked in Ireland, France, Luxembourg and Spain. I got learn other languages and meet some really great people. I have also lived in Africa and met lots of people from all over the world. I have now come home to England but my parent s are living in Portugal.You should take the chance and I think you would like it.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jul 07
Wow thats very nice, for me going abroad is just a dream that I dont know would ever come true. I will take the chance if have the resources and the time to go abroad.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
It was catually my dream before,when I was still a kid I used to fantasize about working abroad particulary in the US with 3 of my bestfriends living on the same neighbourhood. But as I grew older, the dream slowly faded and completely vanished from my heart. Yes I want to go abroad but not to work and lived there permanently..maybe I'll go visit and have some vacations.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jul 07
Sometimes our dreams change as we grow up and its more practical than we were younger.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
26 Jul 07
I already work abroad. I teach at Burapha University, about 80 km east of Bangkok. I get home about every second year to see my family. My only regret is that I waited so long to make the move.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
Yes, its good to do that if there is an opportunity outside the country why not grab the opportunity.
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@carol_m (709)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
In a state of economic depression, I guess it would be a sort of sacrifice to be away from your family for the sake of a better future. I was away from my family since I started college and I like being on my own. Working abroad would be nice, and I had been thinking about that for quite some time now.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
Yes, the overseas workers are like the living heroes for they provide the dollars that we need for our country and they also sacrifice their happiness just to earn for a living.
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@mschiqui (1284)
• Philippines
26 Jul 07
Actually, i have entertain that idea, and it is really difficult for me to decide it yet, i wanted to go abroad too for a greener pasture but i dont want to leave my family also..
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
You are like me, its hard to work away from the family and away from people we care about, friends, relatives and officemates. Maybe at first it would be hard to adjust but maybe in time its just proper to condition the mind and the heart to feel good despite the distance.
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• China
26 Jul 07
if u have oppotunity,i suggest u to work abroad.but not work for a long time,don't more than 5 years.working abroad is not only for money,but it also can make u to feel the culture of other country,the lifestyle of other country.having the experience of working abroad,your life is fantastic.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
26 Jul 07
yes, the first year would be for the adjustment period, maybe I could get culture shock. Yes, of course abroad will just be for work, if given the chance, it could help my family as well.
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@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
24 Jan 08
If given the opportunity to work abroad, I will consider. Normally, the company will give the better paid and benefits that I won’t get locally. So if the offer is quite attractive, I will take the offer and make a move with my family. Obviously, there are two conditions I have to think about which are 1) any good school in the country that my daughter can attend 2) my hubby will go with us or not. If the answer is yes, I will go for sure!!! LOL
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Thats a good condition, and its very practical, things wont be as good as when we are with the people we love and care about.
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• Canada
22 Jan 08
I have seriously entertained this idea but I need to pay off my bills and get my college education first... so in about 4-5 years I hope to go anywhere to work but preferably Australia
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Yes I heard that there are lots of opportunity in Australia, I also have a friend there and they are staying there for good and its good that he was able to bring the whole family with him.
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• China
22 Jan 08
I will choose to go abroad if I have any chance as I think that going abroad will maje u learn another way of living and learn something new that u can't eventually learn from ur mainland it is a good chance for broaden the scope of knowledge..As for loved ones I am firmly believe that if this kind of man/woman really loves I am really sure she /he will respect ur choice and always by ur side no matter what happened.Maybe this is also a chance for tasting ur relationships.. Molly;-")
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Well if theres a great opportunity to go why not, the pay here is not that good and if we talk of needs its not even enough to buy it all but we just buy what we can afford and its living in a very tough world. Most of the time i just go window shopping and its the best way to cope a situation where money is only for basic needs.
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@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
i really wanted to go abroad..i just didnt get the chance to do it. when im working on my papers for abroad, i got pregnant, then when i gave birth, i have this empty feeling of not being able to see my son in a long time. so i went and work in a call center. then now im bored with my work, im planning of working abroad again..if given the chance ill go and work abroad and earn a better living to estanblish my son's future.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Well, the people we care about are the ones stopping us or making us doubt or have second thoughts. In your caase it would be hard to leave your baby behind so maybe you can wait a few years for your son to grow a liitle more older tha leaving him while he is still a baby. Your son still needs a mother and the most important years of a child are the formative years which starts at zero age up to 6 years old and I guess thats the best time to watch your son grow and be able to give him the support that he needs as he grows.
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• United States
19 Jan 08
That's a really good question. I seriously doubt that I would do something like that, but it would have to depend on the circumstances. I would consider a high paying job that was temporary, but I wouldn't leave for a long term thing. I would miss my fiance terribly and I have two dogs that I would miss a great deal. I could deal with a week or so, but that might even be hard to do.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Yes, thats what im afraid when I go out of the country. I have a lot of things to miss and I dont know if I could bar it all. I would miss my firneds and I know life outside the country is tough. I heard lots of sad stories and I dont want to be part of them or add another sad story. Have a nice day and take care!
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@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
19 Jan 08
Perhaps in the past, yes if I had the opportunity. But now at 50 years old, I don't think that's possible. I would rather that my daughter who is a nurse, work abroad or my son or both...they have expressed their desire to work abroad; my daughter already has her US visa under process...but of course with the retrogression, it is still on hold. I would rather retire here, then look for golden opportunities to occupy my time when I retire...
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Well, people at your age would rather stay here and enjoy life to the fullest. Let the young go and explore and earn more there. Of course your daughter can make your dreams come true for you and that she could also help the family. Nurses are in demand outside the country specially the Filipino nurses. There are lots and lots of opportunity waiting for them outside and all they got to do is grab it. Have a nice day and enjoy mylotting.
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@cliffcliff (1350)
• United States
25 Oct 07
I would love to work outside my country. All we americans ever do is work... only 2 weeks off per year is normal. too much stress. I would like to work and have more time without pay. Many countries do not need anymore workers. what about there in your country? it would be nice to visit the philipines for vacation or maybe some kind of work for a long while.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Jan 08
Yes, a lot of my america friends go here for a vacation and they just love the place. If you have time then its great hat you can check our our country and the nice people here. Aside fromt he great people, you can also have a cheap vacation since lifestyle and food here is cheap and all you can do is spend your moeny here. Since a dollar is already 40 plus pesos and your dollar goes a long long way hee also. Its not good to work too much, of course you also deserve to have rest and relaxation for a healthy you. here we have 15 vacation leaves and 15 sick leaves with pay and also we have birthday leave and bereavement leaves.
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@laurika (4536)
• United States
15 Sep 07
i would probably leave.I don't like stereotyp and any change sounds great to me.Also when you would not like it , you can also come back.I am moving every two years, because of my fiancee job.But I live it.It s nice to get known new cities, states and history there or food.One day when I will get old I will have friends all around the world.It would be nice, don't you think?
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Sep 07
There are alos good thigs that going abroad could offer and going to new places and meeting people are one of these things.
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@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
14 Sep 07
I would work, but my hubby does not want ...:) Without him, I do not want either.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Sep 07
Both should agree on things as important as this, though the monetary side would be fulfilling but the there are things that money cannot buy and we have to stick to what is more important.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 Sep 07
yes i will. But I'll take the onsite opportunity. Not that permanently working there. I want to go there for say 3-6 months per term and come back for say another 3 months and again go onsite.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Sep 07
If theres a great offer why not, it only happens once and not so often and all we can do is grab it and save for the rainy days.
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• India
23 Aug 07
till this time in my life i have never tried to move out of my native country, either for work or for the purpose of higher education. But now I feel that I should start exploring opportunities to work out of the country for 5-6 years, earn some handsome money and then return to my native country.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Sep 07
Well, thats a good plan at least that 5-6 years you could earn a big amount of money.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
21 Aug 07
If I could take my Son with me then why not?I would love to go to some beautiful exotic place where the weather is better than this miserable rain we have been having all summer lol. Even today it is pissing down with rain hahahaha. I don't mind a bit of adventure..I am trying to make it online so I can then travel when I feel like it..as long as I have internet access I don't mind going anywhere..then I can take my Son traveling and he can see the rest of the world that way in between school and stuff. I hope in a coupkle of years I can achieve that, maybe less.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Sep 07
Wow, how about bringing you romantic significant other. It would be great to travel with people we love and care about.
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