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Is it that easy for Filipino expats to get hired in the PI?

 
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Captain_Fil



Joined: 06 Jan 2011
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Location: California - the land of fruits and nuts

PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Is it that easy for Filipino expats to get hired in the PI? Reply with quote

Having read the Philippines forums for a while, I'm starting to get the impression that Filipinos and Filipino expats enjoy immense ESL job opportunities in their native country.

Am I mistaken? Or am I right?

If balikbayan (expats) do indeed possess such advantages, then the Philippines may be the ideal place for me.

Having been born there and been a fairly frequent tourist, I know the Philippines better than most other countries. The culture shock would not be so extreme if I were in China or Japan.

And I can stay with relatives until I start receiving my paychecks. The Philippines is also a very cheap place to live (unlike Japan, etc.).

So, is it true?
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tttompatz



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Location: Talibon, Bohol, Philippines

PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather than a Balikbayan stamp (which does not allow you to legally work) you can reclaim your citizenship (be a dual citizen (US/Philippine) and have all the rights and privileges of citizenship including the right to work without restriction.

Having that US passport will put you in the "Native speaker" category enabling you to get work in the assorted Korean and Japanese language schools with wages in line with a foreigner rather than a local (50,000 pesos per month instead of 15,000).

You won't bank a lot of money to send back to the states but you will enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while you are there for as long as you want to stay there.

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Gringo Greg



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not find a job as a call center trainer? The pay and conditions are better than a language teacher.
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gringo Greg wrote:
Why not find a job as a call center trainer? The pay and conditions are better than a language teacher.


I once considered that option.

But age discrimination could be a problem.

Confused
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Ajarn Miguk



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a recent example of apparently what you can expect to be paid teaching in the Philippines:

http://www.eslcafe.com/joblist/index.cgi?read=24177

If what it written is correct, the pay would be around $38 a month. Rolling Eyes
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tatsuo1



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: philippines pay Reply with quote

@Ajarn. How are you calculating a monthly pay of $38? The ad you refer to states 20K to 30K and uses the dollar sign rather than php.
If the amounts are USD, then the monthly is over $1000 per month.
With the php being about 40/USD, the monthly would be 40,000php per month.
you can always check a foreign currency site for most recent php/USD.
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Ajarn Miguk



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ad has been changed.

It originally read:

Benefits include:
Salary range Php 20,000 to 30,000 in a year
Paid Visa processing
Round way tickets
Providing house


You can still find it appearing in its original version on another teaching site with "Php" and not the U.S.
dollar sign:

http://teachingandjobs.com/job/4135/tefl-jobs-in-philippine-at-ms-study/

It's possible that it will also be changed before long but right now it reads with "Php" and not the U.S. dollar sign.

Regarding your final point, not to worry.

I have visited currency conversion sites for many years and did so in calculating the exchange rate I included in my initial comments on this thread.
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