Job abuse is happening not just in our country Philippines but also on foreign lands where million of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and foreigners alike who are working hard with the other immigrant workers coming from the different countries of the world. Most of the time, the abuse is happening in the company between the employers and employees and between employees and employees. This is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately between the two parties.
However, there are employees working on foreign lands who are lenient of the abuse made by their heartless employers for reasons that they are afraid that if they complained they would have to face the consequences like - employers would take it as reason to kick them off from job and send them off back home. So, these overseas workers would just keep silent and continue working even if it is against their wills and it is against to the job specifications specified on the job contract - considering that they have families waiting back home for financial supports.
Below is a copy of the email I sent off to my former boss dated June 25, 2012 - I highlighted some of the job abuses that I had experienced during those four long years I worked hard with Fusion Boutique in Saudi Arabia.
Madam Abir A. Kaki
Directress, Fusion Boutique
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dear Madam Abir,
Hope everything is fine and fantastic.
This is to inform you and SITML that I am no longer coming back to Saudi Arabia as scheduled on June 28, 2012. My reasons are listed below. For the past four years, I worked with Fusion Boutique:
Also I would request that kindly consider to pay those years I was in service (as awards) with Fusion Boutique from April 1, 2008 to April 30, 2012 respectively.
Below is my bank information:
For Door to Door information:
I hope for your utmost understanding and I will pray that Fusion Boutique will continue to prosper. God bless and the whole family circle.
My best regards,
During those years, I saw that job abuse was flourishing in the company and yet still, I just treated it as normal because I was afraid and I thought if I continue complaining it to my boss, it could be her reason to kick me off from the job. So I just had become too lenient for the abuse to happen because I have no choice added that I have a family waiting in my country for financial supports. So I just continued working for about four long years with the company with the hope that my employer would keep her promises and as well would grant my other requests but she just ignored them.
Now it is already more than three years passed from the time I left Saudi Arabia for Philippines on the night of April 30, 2012 and the only thing delights my heart is - I remember Saudi Arabia that it was once my home for 18 years that started in 1994.
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