An employer expresses her gratitude to a domestic helper by providing her with a cake and an advanced salary
Many of our Overseas Filipino Workers have been employed in other countries for a long time. Because of the job opportunities that many companies abroad provide, many of our kababayans choose to work in other countries. These employers pay two to even five times the wage that they will get from a domestic company. Some international companies are also providing better benefits to OFWs and their families.
We can’t help but wonder, given the number of reports of violence and mistreatment of Filipino migrant workers, especially domestic helpers, if there are any success stories abroad.
A Success Story
A domestic helper in the Middle East shares her story working with her boss, and it will undoubtedly shift your outlook.
Chona Reyes claims that her madame, or female employer, left around ten o’clock in the evening. When her madame arrived, she was taken aback when she began shouting her name and ordering her to leave her bed. Chona was apprehensive at first because she had never heard her madame call her name before.
Domestic Helper is taken aback.
She was surprised to see her madame and her “alagas” (children she is taking care of) carrying a cake when she came out of her room. They hugged her tightly and said, “Thank you.”
Her madame appreciates the fact that she is the second mother to her two children. Even though she has only been working for the family for a year, they are still pleased and grateful for her services. She also never treated her as if she were a stranger. Her madame handed her a Hadiya and salary while she was opening the cake.
Domestic helpers, according to Chona, should always enjoy their jobs and their employers, and they will receive the same in return.
“Sa kapwa ko ofw ito lang payo ko mahalin natin trabaho natin at higit sa lahat ung mga employer natin” advice of Chono to fellow OFW domestic workers.
“To my fellow ofws, here’s my advice to you, love your work, especially our employers.”