very hard to live in philippines compared to america

Surrey, British Columbia
March 20, 2013 9:47am CST
yes,its very hard for me to live here in philippines with my brothers and sisters waiting my financial support and i cant sustain because i had only 8000pesos philppine money clear per month and how can able to support my family .i am single coming 23 years of age ,i am recently suffer hardship in life specifically money problem.and its difficult for me to budget my salary only 8000 philippine money pesos per month .sometimes i am surfing to internet and search for a money making via online and i realize that i have mylot site i can earn money there .if i am actively participate thats why i need an advice to all mylotters any idea to earn money or any part time outside from philippines .i was applying for a job at jobstreet.com and i already apply via email but still no use in order for me to take another chance to have new job and i love to work in canada or united states to earn dollars for my family and overcome crisis in life even im far away from my family the important is to have stable job with enough salary .what do you think is my ideas will be brilliant too?how about your thoughts and suggestions for me ..thank you have a nice day all mylottersgodbless.
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• Philippines
20 Jan 16
Working in the other country is not the answer. And even if it is in the Philippines or other country you it still the same... we need to work hard. I have a handicapped, and I don't mind it. I work so hard still wanting to get my MA Degree very soon. There are lots of jobs here in the Philippines where you can earn 100, 000 pesos a month and more. But we need to qualify certain standards. Girl, you are so young dream big. And do not look down on your country. And we all believers of Christ so there is no impossible things that we can never achieve... just pray and ask God to open your eyes to lots of opportunities. you can work abroad if you want to, but it is not with a mentality that is because you are having a hard time on your own country... You have a great future a head. Start moving without any nega thing in your head... just simply go for your dreams... that you can be someone greater because you are from the land where everyone excel in everything they do... to God be the glory.
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
Thank you.i have lots of negatives in my head but i never give up dreaming for my family.I have been working hard here in the philippines for almost four years and its hard for me to stand support my family without extra income but i am heading now to go canada to work there and so that i can support my family financially.Its my dream to overcome hardship in life and let my brothers and sisters finish their education. Godbless
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Working as an OFW would mean that you also need to save money for it since you will need to pay your agent for working abroad. I think that when starting a job you will really have to struggle with it until you gain confidence with your employer and promotes you(and that would take some time of course). For now, US is in a bad economic state for now so I guess it would be hard to get a good job there. Canada I am not sure but I think they are quite strict with the requirements when going there to work. One thing I know is call center is the one that is really paying good in our country. But of course you have to contend with the work time since they work mostly at night shifts. You also need to have a good command in English to be able to work with them since you will mostly be talking with foreigners and the like. I see many young employees right now chooses this career path since the pay is good and the benefits as well.
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• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
YES ,i have lots of classmates and friends were working here in the philippines as a call center agent ,yeah but being a call center agent is not easy because you have to be flexible with your time schedule especially if you have family to support with therefore you need to earn more money .Call center is good for the young employees and looking forward for the benefits. In my case ,as a breed-winner of the family,i took up 3 years in college a medical course and i have been working as nursing aide to one of the known hospital here in cebu city for almost 4 years,I am working as a paramedical staff in order to use my knowledge and enhance my skills ,aside from the salary i got every month, i just want to serve ill people and give an excellent service despite of not enough salary given for us to support my family.Luckily, I got my working visa to canada and my experience as a hospital staff as a big help for me to work in canada and I believe God is always beside and he knows what is the best for me so that i can support my family more than the support i gave to them while working here in the philippines. Kudos!
@ARIES1973 (9441)
• Legaspi, Philippines
21 Mar 13
Hi sara! Truly life is hard especially if we are working alone to support our family. I am a government employee and I can say that my income is just enough to sustain my family needs. Just recently my husband retied from his job already and until this time, he is not yet able to receive his retirement benefits. I am the sole bread winner in our family at this time and I must admit, it is hard considering that I have two children who are in college and high school respectively. What I do is I work online on a part time. I have several sites actually and myLot is among those sites. Writing is supposedly my concentration because I know that with this field, I would be able to earn passively in the days to come. However, as of now I have a site, humanatic, which pays to review calls so most of my time, is being devoted on that site. I am earning some amount which could be of little help. Have a great day!
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• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
you are doing excellent effort for your family and its nice to hear that you are the one supporting your family ,I am pretty sure that you got enough budget for your family and enjoyed the government benefits.and you're such a responsible mother for your two children.Godbless us always
@Raine38 (8991)
• United States
20 Mar 13
I am a filipina and I just moved here to the US 3 months ago. If you think it is much better here work wise then you are sadly mistaken. If you earn here and spend money there, you'll be fine. But you also have expenses here pretty much how you need to survive back there. The cost of living is pretty much the same and jobs here are fewer than the ones who need it. Soif you think that the only way to make your situation easier is to work abroad then you should think twice. Maybe you should look inside your family and address the problem from there. Why can't your siblings help out? Are they still studying? I know lots of working students maybe they should try it. Maybe you should also see if you can cut the cost of your living expenses. Scrimp more and avoid unnecessary expenditures.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Hello raine, you were lucky, my family and relatives spent three to four hundred thousand pesos for all the application just to be denied by the embassy, TWICE. after that, we stopped pursuing plans for abroad, i don't like to go there now since am more than 20+ years now. i don't want to wait decades just to be there.
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@Raine38 (8991)
• United States
21 Mar 13
Wow, almost half a million? Why were they denied? I also worried about the expenses and being the cheapskate that I am, I made sure that we have a fund separate specifically for my migration purposes and when it's empty, I say no more. We didn't hire a lawyer because I said I can fill up the paperwork myself. And hiring an immigration lawyer would cost 82,000 pesos. All in all, we paid 19,598 pesos for the fees, 9,000 pesos plus for the medical, 5,600 pesos in DHL courier services fees, and miscellaneous of about 5,000 for the securing of other documents. That's about a thousand dollars already. Not to mention the airfare. Its really hard and costly but this is something that we have discussed and figured the best for me and my husband. Then after getting here, its not a vacation. I have to reestablish myself, get another driver's license as my Philippine license is good only for a month. Then I have my degree evaluated here. And whole lot of more adjustments. It's like starting my life all over again with lesser money to begin with.
• Philippines
22 Mar 13
I agree with Raine. Moving to another country and find a good job there is not that easy. First, if you are thinking going to the U.S. you need to have someone there who will accommodate you and guide you in the city. You also need to have money in order for you to process your papers, buy plane tickets, and money to spend for a couple of months while you are waiting to get a job. Why are you the only one who works for your whole family? what are your siblings doing? My advice to you if you have a regular job is to find a part time work. As for me, aside from my regular work, I get projects online. Odesk of freelancer is a good site to earn. If you don't have that much skills, just apply for typing pdf to word projects. That is an easy job and will pay you a decent part time income. If you are going to go to another company for a part time work, that maybe difficult for you since you have a regular work. You might find it hard to budget your time, so try online jobs first.
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@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Maybe for the time being try to scrimp your money in whatever needs that it can buy. What about your parents, aren't they helping you in providing for your brothers and sisters?
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
my parents were both farmer and its hard to earn money from our province ,i am the only one who can support them financially .
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
20 Jan 16
@sarameastrong They are farmers so they also have income from their plants . Maybe that's because you have lots of siblings for them to support , so you have to help them ?
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD yes,thats the problem of having big family members and the parents couldn't sustain enough support both physical and psychological needs for the whole family especially education Thats what happen to my family because my parents doesn't have enough income from the farm,hopefully we can overcome our crisis in life.God bless us all
@tech40 (8024)
• Philippines
20 Mar 13
Working Abroad isn't easy as one two three, if you work abroad, you'll miss everything here on the philippines, specially your family, your friend, and everything, it is too hard to fight on *Sadness* You can work here online, try oDesk, they need workers for their members, you'll just do things, depends on you, example transcripts, coding, and other, anyway what job do you want?are you a teacher?
• Surrey, British Columbia
22 Mar 13
yes,i know its not easy to take far away from my family but i think its the only way to overcome crisis because my aunt said its not easy also to work there but if compare in the Philippines its better to work abroad just sacrifice for the sake of my family. im not a teacher ,i am always search in the internet like jobstreet.com or mynimo.com there composed a lot of jobs part time but i am not qualified to do so its because its most likeky for teachers only but i am just a medical staff.
@tech40 (8024)
• Philippines
23 Mar 13
My big brother is a nurse, but currently, he's not working on hopitals, but he's an working for now as *marketing agent* to one company, so far he's earning good, he's helping my parents to remodel home, you don't need to leave philippines, you just need to be practical
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
21 Mar 13
I understand that. As I live in Mexico I have the same problems here. Sometimes I need the dollars that I get from my family in the usa.
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
yeah its too much hard to work in the philippines and the wage is not enough,i was working hard before in some of the hospital companies here in the pihlippines but u had a hard time in terms of budget for my parents and brothers and sisters,
@natliegleb (5188)
• India
21 Mar 13
is it so and the cost of living is increasing i guess and you need to seriously do some thinking ,it is quite tough i guess
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
here in the philippines is hard to live with not enough income.
• Philippines
21 Mar 13
Hello sarameastrong, if you know when to plan financially then it would lessen the financial burden. you can't help but get frustration out of financial troubles if you don't save much then it will cost you to save a lot. with the large tax deduction, you can't help but look for a temporary job or a part time job. in the states, the economy is stabilizing, but don't feel confident because because ther are a lot of poor filipinos there too. all you can do there is save and save.
• Surrey, British Columbia
20 Jan 16
yes i know that,my aunt a filipina and was living in canada for more than 20 years and she doesn't has a hardtime to budget her money because she got small business and she said its more comfortable to live in canada than in the philippines.