Would you go abroad if you can earn much more money there?

China
May 22, 2009 10:27pm CST
Almost everybody is wondering how to make more money in oder to live a better life or just get wealthier. Now if you are offered an opportuniy to go abroad to earn more money but you have to leave your family and friends and live in a forein country and culture where you may become homesick,would you go? of course the country you are supposed to go to is absolutely safe and you can make more money there.
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• United States
23 May 09
NO there is no way I will be able to leave my kids. They are everything to me I don't know what I would do if I was away for a long time. I know that by getting that job it will me that they will have a better life but I rather work harder and be with my kids. I know it may sound selfish but I LOVE THEM with all my heart and I will not want them to grow up with out me by their side to help them and to gide them true life. :)
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• India
24 May 09
yes i am sure
• India
24 May 09
its correct
• Philippines
28 May 09
If I were still single, I would grab that opportunity to improve the quality of my life and my family. Besides it is great to see other countries and experience other cultures. However I'm already married; my husband is a sailor and he's out of the country most of the time... we're having a baby soon, so for now my priority is my own family. I would love to be there for my baby 24/7 and for my hubby too.
@khayshenz (1387)
• United States
27 May 09
Probably not - if the reason is to make more money. I'd probably go for the adventure and the fact that it's a different place - travelling, yay! =D However, it'll be a tough decision because I LOVE being around my family (though I don't live with them, thank God!) - and I'd definitely get homesick. But will consider though... It's actually one of the things that my bf and I are planning to do - move somewhere else, just for the heck of it. Maybe a different state...
• Philippines
25 May 09
Yes, i would love to go for the future of my family. It involve sacrifices a lot. But that sacrifices will gain something for the family. Especially if the country I am going is safe, I would really grab the opportunity to earn money there.
@patialvi (715)
• India
25 May 09
Opportunity never knocks the door again and again. so if this come in my way, i would definitely accept this and go abroad but the decision also depends upon the job we have in our hand. Moreover, one can come back anytime after earning good amount of money for rest of the future.
• United States
25 May 09
No I couldn't go abroad, even for more money. It wouldn't be worth what I am leaving behind. Doesn't matter if the country is safe or not. Leaving for another country is way different than changing jobs within the same geographic area. When you go out of the USA, you are basically accepting a new set of rules from the host country, rules that may be different than what you are used to here.
• Cebu, Philippines
24 May 09
Practically speaking, yes as this would definitely help me and my family most especially in the current situation. The price of this though would be the sacrifice of being away from your dearest ones.
@MartyM (95)
• United States
23 May 09
NOPE.........I wouldn't. Just because you may find a job that makes you more money, doesn't mean you will LIKE that job. I think too many people change jobs and regret it. If you KNOW you would not be happy working there, and you did it JUST for the money, that, ALONE would give you MORE stress.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
23 May 09
I wouldn't go. Mostly because i don't really have transferable skills, so it would be silly. But if my husband could earn more money abroad, I don't think we'd go. We and our families are getting older, and isn't the entire point of earning money so that you and your family will be comfortable? So since we're lucky enough to live somewhere that we both make decent incomes and will be able to raise children and help our parents, why move?
@UK_Shree (3604)
23 May 09
I don't know about leaving family and friends behind as I actually think that family and friends are the most important ingredient of life. If times were really hard and I had no choice then I probably would do it, yes but I would want those that mean a lot to me to come also.
• China
23 May 09
of course i would. i think going abroad is excited and romantic. and homesick? if ican earn alot of money abroad if can come back anytime i like.hah
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
23 May 09
definitely its a yes, earning good amount of money here in the Philippines is hard compared when i work abroad. like me for example, as an upcoming medical transcriptionist, the basic would be somewhere around P15,000 to P20,000 ($313.00 - $420.00), while if i can work abroad, salary would range from P80,000.00 and above or $20,000.00. that is why, after i gain my experience here, i would like to work in Canada, USA or any European countries where salaries and other benefits are great. before i get married, i want to make an assurance that i had already made some investments. i don't want to work abroad for the rest of my life especially when i have kids of my own. i want to be a hands-on dad, i would not want a site that my kids are growing up with me around them.
• China
23 May 09
of course,i will go abroad,if i have the kind of the opportunity that i can make a lot of money . during the period i make money,definely i have to edure the loneless and homesick . it is worthly because money is important .with money, i can do a lot of things that i want .however,when i retire,i will to choose to return my hometown . my hometown is my root.as a chinese provert puts it,a piece of leaf falls on the ground near the root in the end .human being should be like this.
@arkansos (546)
• India
23 May 09
Well, I would if the country is safe and they donot have Kill the Indians campaigns running throughout their country. If I can earn more by a large difference and have the opportunity of going there, I would. Foreign travel is always on my list
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
23 May 09
it would definitely break my heart to leave my family for the money. i've learned this from personal experience when all my life my father spent abroad to take care of his five children. however, my mother did an excellent job with us and am very, very grateful for their sacrifice. that is why i swore to only one child that we can raise not in luxury but just ample enough so that no heartbreaking sacrifice would have to be done just to be able to feed him.
• Philippines
23 May 09
not to be hypocrite,but yes,I'll go abroad to earn more money.I would like to earn more money to help my family and save for myself.of course,I have to endure homesickness and loneliness.But I always think,if I try making friends in the country I'll go to,then I won't feel too sad.m
• Philippines
23 May 09
Same here. I don't want to work abroad because I don't want to leave my family. Honestly, you never earn a lot of money abroad because you will have lots of expenses like rent, food, etc. It is the same thing. At the end of the day, you will experience that you earn a little. That's what my cousin told me. Especially in recession now and I don't think there are earning more this time in abroad. Believe me. If there is, it might be a bogus.
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
23 May 09
Nope, I definitely wouldn't. My family means everything to me. They've sacrificed a lot to support me and raise me and I value that much more than I value money. Right now we're getting by and we can still afford some luxuries and that's all we ask for. I would never sacrifice my family just to make something as common as money. :)