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Should Filipino Mothers leave their family (kids) to work abroad

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by Jimmy, Dec 4, 2017.

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Is it right for Filipinos to work abroad and leave their family - kids etc to bring home the bacon ?

  1. YES - its very natural and the family is not harmed in the slightest

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  2. NO- its has a big emotional detriment in the log term

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  3. YES - Its just the way things are and its accepted

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  4. NO- no amount of money should split a family up

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    15.8%
  5. There is no right or wrong here

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    31.6%
  1. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    I once boarded a ship of Filipino sailors who are away 11 out of 12 months a year - that is hard.

    I admit it’s getting tough for all of us to keep afloat.
  2. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    Also figures indicate around 30% or more of UK dads are never about.....
  3. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    We are definitely living in a messed up society ...the world over.
  4. Mattecube
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    Mattecube Gone Trusted Member

    Are we?
  5. bigmac
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    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    my ( now ) wife made the decision she wanted the best future for her children--and embarked on that process 9 years ago. it involved getting a student visa to come to the UK--which then allowed students to work part time ..as well as attend a college.

    she earned far more working part time here than she had been getting in the philis--where she had been a mid wife for 20 years.

    she also wanted to bring her kids to the UK--which meant finding a British husband to be her sponsor. missed the boat with her daughter--who is now 20 and at university--supported by mum. her son is now waiting on UKVI for a decision on his settlement visa application.

    alternatively she could have stayed at home working the family paddy field in the blazing sun.
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  6. graham59
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    graham59 Well-Known Member

    Yep... a bit different to our 'poor'. :erm:


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  7. Jimmy
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    Jimmy Active Member

    genuine answer - cheers
  8. a8amg
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    I wise old woman once told me... "Everyone has their way and every way does"
    I was too young at the time to completely understand what she meant but now I couldn't agree more.
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