would you work abroad, when you have a good paying job in your own country?

Philippines
September 8, 2008 1:06pm CST
would you like to work abroad, even when you got a good paying job in your own country? now a days a good number of my countrymen would want to work out of the country for greener pasture rather than staying here to work and be with their family and closes friends. i know that the primary reason to work out of the country is to help their family financially and to save for a better future. but how about those who have a stable job in their own country and at the same time getting a good pay but still wants to work abroad, what would be their primary reason? is it all about money? or they might have their own personal reason why they would prefer to leave their comfort zones and choose to be away from their family and be alone. please share your thoughts.
4 responses
@teshavill (278)
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
If I already have a good paying job here then I don't have to go elsewhere.Probably I'll have the chance to explore and see other parts of the world but the real essence of my life is my family,since I can give the comfort of my family then why stand the agony of being away with them.Anyways,as our department of tourism always promotes that there are really lots of wonderful places here to explore first before going out of our country.But if chance and time permit,I can work outside the country for as long as my family is with me.
• Philippines
20 Nov 08
that's true. we don't work for ourselves and most of us work hard to give comfort to the ones we love. thanks for the post friend!!!!
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
i guess i would not work abroad if i have a good paying job in our country... unless that job's incentive would be very irresistible and i could bring along my family with me... then, i would have to think twice.
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
thats true getting a good salary and incentives and you can bring along your family is something to think twice. thanks for the post!!!
@maximax8 (30060)
• United Kingdom
9 Sep 08
If I had a well paid teaching job in a private school in the UK I would leave it to go and teach the poor in a developing country. Working 9am to 3pm and then at 5pm going home to do the marking and planning is less interesting than living in a country that has needy local people and an interesting culture. A couple of my friends that I made at university were Irish and they job teaching jobs in the Middle East. This helped them pay of their student debts. I love to travel and when I was a teenager and in my early twenties I didn't have much money. For a couple of years I worked in London and managed to buy a tiny cottage. I let in out in order to have a working holiday in Australia and go around the world. I have worked as a children's nanny in Finland and Australia. In Australia I have worked in a factory and done work for a charity. Being away from my comfort zone working abroad is exciting and interesting. Many people in my home country have a boring 9am to 5pm job. At least I have the memories of working overseas and when my children are grown up I hope to teach overseas.
• Belgium
18 Nov 08
Obviously you are somebody who knows what life is about and how to cherish it. Cheers to you
@divinchris (2449)
• India
8 Sep 08
I will certainly look to work abroad since I need to have that experience of working in a developed place,rather than a developing place.After some years,i will certainly come back and work for my country.Good Topic.Happy mylotting
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
thanks for the post and have a great day!!!