job is not a longtime job. One must go home soon. You stay away from home
too long and you are courting danger to yourself and your love ones. It's
the unusual and abnormal pressures at workplace e.g. rascal gangs in Papua
New Guinea, and the rascal employers elsewhere, that endangers you. And
my family left behind? They are exposed to the danger at home front without
you to defend them. They must learn, however, to be strong -willed particularly
the missus to complement your resolve to eventually survive the temporary
Mortals of lesser caliber may succumb from loneliness or crumble from the deterious effects of bad working environment. Some may seek the embrace of a woman, or try the comfort of alcohol and or drugs, or past the time gambling or wandering. Many OCW returned home penniless, infected with A.I.D.S., go crazy and not a few came home in a sealed box.
Why go abroad when there are jobs at home? Yes there are jobs, but, they do not pay well. And the jobs that pay well are very few. And already occupied by those proficient in the "Kumpadre system". Besides, I find work that suited to my standards. If you are law-abiding citizen of a "hopeless country" whose "government run like hell"by thieving politicos and their rotten cohorts, many "loco" like me are better off taking the risks and work overseas. We say there is progress in the Philippines when OCW's will start returning in droves to man the jobs at home. When? The Year 2000??? Working in a foreign land is a reckless and crazy endeavor that pays sometimes. Can the Philippine government provide us more protection and benefits? Assalamu Alaikum!