Have you ever thought of leaving your country?

Philippines
July 28, 2008 3:24am CST
Geez, with the cost of living in the Philippine getting intensively high, plus the fact that we teachers don't get that much, I've been thinking of getting a job across the oceans. I can't even imagine my son growing up with nothing to eat, or somehow too far from the actual ambiance of the world. If only our present government is not corrupted, probably, i could have been convinced not to go away anymore, but it's quite contrary...
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@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Yes, we share the same sentiment. Teachers here are really underpaid. Had it not been the fact that I have learned to love my job (with the meager earnings attached to it), I would have flown long time ago in a foreign land. Nevertheless, the thought of working in a greener pasture never left my mind especially in our current condition here in the Philippines. I think most of us here are underpaid workers except for those who are rooted already in the bureaucracy..those who are overly earning hundreds of thousands per year just to be a puppet. Anyway, if only majority of the Filipino working class has the enough resources for processing fees, placement fees, etc., maybe we all have long been gone now.
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I DO FEEL THE SAME WAY! Whatever profession we do have... there is a little compensation here (Philippines) that WE DON'T DESERVE! I am planning to go out and work anywhere other than OUR OWN COUNTRY for me to be able to help my parents more before settling down myself!
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• India
28 Jul 08
Well, a lot of people in my country (India) have left or already leaving for better jobs/education overseas. I want to study abroad and then come back home. After all, there is no place like home.
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Of course, i will return to my country if ever i'd be leaving. My plan is to put up my own pre-school here in the Philippines once I'm able to build enough finances for that. I think the business market ere in the Philippines requires a million as a capital for pre-schools.
• China
28 Jul 08
I think I will leave my country at some time....But it's my hometown and I'll surely miss it.
@anaknitatay (1335)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
go, by all means go, there is nothing left for us down here. - lol!
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I thought about it and actually ended up doing it 5 yrs ago...I was living in Canada with my kids and ended up moving to the U.S with my husband....To many it doesnt seem like that big of a difference but believe me it really is...The U.S is dramatically different to back home actually BUT it was a needed move for a few reasons...