The moment one decides to become and OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) means he/she has chosen to give up his freedom temporarily and focus on helping the family. Being an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) means sacrificing for your family. It means being away from them for a long time to be able to provide them the materials things they need.
A lot of OFW work almost day and night so they could give whatever their family needs, thus a little appreciation for their hard work and effort means a lot to them.
Most things an ofw thinks while working overseas, is what to bring as gifts or commonly called as “pasalubong” to their family members and friends, they save up money from their monthly salaries so they could send these or bring these with them when they come home to their families.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who might not know what appreciation means, thus this OFW expressed his disappointments in social media regarding the negative things he hears whenever he sends “pasalubong” to his family back home.
Raymond Lopez, shared a post on Facebook dedicated to all unappreciative friends and families of every OFW.
He stated on his post that the reason he went home to the Philippines is to spend time with his family and not to pour out his hard-earned money on people like rain. He emphasized that they are back home for vacation and not to shower everyone with gifts since their salaries should go to their savings and investment, and they are never responsible to provide their kabayans back home anything.
He then called out all the unappreciative and ungrateful family and friends of OFW to try working overseas so they would understand the hardships and risk these OFWs go through. They do not deserve to be treated like this after the loneliness, sacrifices, and homesickness they felt while working away from their families.
Read his full post here:
The salary an OFW gets might be higher than those who chose to stay in the country, but it is never a reason for us to a***e them since it is money that they work hard for. We should appreciate whatever is given to us and we should hold no right with whatever they decide to do with their hard-earned salary.
SOURCE : Your Daily Journal