it's a hard life trying to make earnings in philippines...
February 4, 2008 8:05pm CST
working here in philippines is not very easy. the pay is small depending where you work especially in employment jobs. i have friends, including me that stress about bills to pay here, most of us just say we are fed up for the racket that goes on. that's why here most people love to open their own business in a busy public area that attracts people. in many cases people open their own internet cafe and cell phone repair which according to them can make triple more than a person can make working at a job. for example there are people who work making less than 20,000 pesos a month while business people can make 20,000 pesos in a day or two. but then again it is keeping businesses managed too because even places where they open their business have to pay the rent spot including the electricity, internet and other things of use. that's why i like the idea that opens filipinos to join sites like this in mylot to earn extra money.
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5 Feb 08
not really about the celebrities because imagine they have it rough in their lives due to the media and the spotlight - just look at what happened to britney spears? i'd rather go through a good struggle than being eaten alive depressed in the celebrity life
5 Feb 08
The world is not fair! Rich are getting richer, and the poor are left behind. I wonder when the rich would be little more responsible and take care of the poor too. But I thought Philipines is a developed economy where ther e is so much of employment opportunities. In Delhi we have many jobs for the well qualified, but for those who are not qualified, there is hardly any job.
5 Feb 08
If you don't appreciate being emplyed then can quit your job just like that and go ahead make your own business. I know a lot of people who earns really good with their business. If you are employed on a company, you will earn but it will not increase as high as the one doing the business.
• United States
5 Feb 08
yes, i have been to the Philippines and married a Filipino and know of your problems. Everyone wants to live in the big city and there the prices are higher then the other islands..like Negros.. My wife worked in a hospital and was asked to be a nanny through a doctor who knew whe was a good worker...she worked in Negros Occ. .silay and then she got jobs in Makati, Forbes Park and finall she got a job in Tokyo, Japan in 1979...as a nanny for the Peruvian Embassy and other companies like Dr. Pepper and a meat packing company from New Zealand..she traveled abroad with the families and i met her in Tokyo in 1985..we married and she came to the US in 1985 December 21..but she always worked until we retired last year..and now she and I bought a small house in Sumat, Bacolod, Negros for her brother and his family as he can't maek a proper living there and he worke in Manila for el Presidente Ramoas? well, he knew ERAP too but he may go back to Manila if he gets his old job back..but we will have a place to stay in Negros when we visit the Philippines.. but there is always a way if you have a will..Faith can move mountains and my asawa worked her way up the ladder one job at a time..she was a good nanny and great with the children and very honest and loyal.. I have met a lot of Filipino and Filipinas and I know they are very good workers if they are given the chance. The peso is not very good against the dollar right now but someday the economy will turn around but it will take a little time for this to happen. You are still young..i did not get my first job until i was 33 and then I worked for the Ford Motor Co. and i married my wife when I was 40 and she was 33.. i had a pinoy once telll me the people in the Philippines call us (men who marry Filipina from another country:" A cash cow..?? it sounds funny, but i think he was a little mad when he found out i was not a true Filipino...it takes all kinds