Monday, September 22, 2014
Wages and Discrimination
After Pinoyguy posted a letter at ajarn.com a few days back as an eye-opener for most Filipinos to know their worth, I reblogged it and received a handful of positive comments and private messages. They said their spirits were lifted about his letter, giving them more confidence in doing the same - to not accept 15K baht upfront without haggling for an increase.
But it seems Pinoyguy's letter wasn't received positively by some native English speakers despite the fact that his letter was meant for Thai school employers and Filipinos.
"You cannot please everybody", are you there?
His new letter points out that some NES "hate" (too strong a word?) the idea that a Filipino receives higher or even similar wage as them. It's kinda like saying, "How could a guy who fell short of two years in school (K-12) and use Filipino as his first language and not English earn the same wage as ours?
So here's another good read from the same guy who lifts Filipinos spirits including mine. It points out wages and discrimination.