Is Working abroad worthwhile?

@elro77 (190)
Philippines
March 3, 2007 11:47pm CST
I just wondering why many people want to work abroad. Even sacrifice their family just to go abroad and work.
4 responses
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
4 Mar 07
It is worthwhile to work overseas to get some experience, not only broaden your vision ,it also improve your career path later on. As i know , there are a lot of people go to work overseas for money, even in australia, there are a lot of filipinos working here. They told me they do not need to send much $ (in AUD) back to their countries becuase of the currency rate, and aftr they had been working here for few years , they can go back to home country with a lot of money. That is why it is worthwhile to leave your family for short time and work aborad
@elro77 (190)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
You have the point but what do you mean by career path? When is choose to be a businessman as to be my career, do i need my exprience as a Domestic Helper or a nurse for example in my future business? Please explain. I really want to know. Thanks
@ricsem (230)
• Hong Kong
4 Mar 07
It is worthwhile if it advances your career path and you were able to gain experience from it. But if doing it just for the higher pay, I don't think so.
@elro77 (190)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
How do we know that it is for career path? When you said "Career Path" what do you mean by that?
@neenasatine (2842)
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
it is worthwhile for the advancement of your career and in terms of money. most of my colleagues are abroad right now and they support their families for their household expenses and buy latest gadgets for their family. it will always depend on what country your working in. not all countries give our OFW's great amount of salary. but still prefer to stay here in our country. i do not know why? i just really feel that i really belong here and my success (whether business and career) will be here in my country, not in abroad.
• United States
17 Mar 07
If one really wants to work abroad, there are ways to do this without too much "sacrificing." You have to plan ahead and look at the many options out there. I know some people are working for the government. After a few years they decided to apply for work overseas with their whole family. It is a great experience for the whole family, if your in a country that speaks another language than the family will aquire foreign language skills, and you will get paid a regular U.S. salary and have your housing paid for. Your other family members will be able to get jobs. This is one of many options. Life is about sacrificing and doing a balancing act. Is is worthwhile depends on how important it is to you (or the people you are referring to).