This is the first time it hit me, but I’ve noticed this common thread now with Philippina women. They tend to be over focused on money, defending their “turf”, and how to take it from others. I went to a hair salon; the Philippian women there would always try to upsell me and get extra cash by waxing my eyebrows. I let her, but found out later she wasn’t even certified to do it (she ended up burning me), she just wanted whatever extra money she could get. Later she had an argument with the health inspector (good luck with that bitch) and ended up being shut down.
A Philippian woman I know was recently “caring” for two elderly women in her home. They both paid her something to the tune of $4,000/month (this was a rate she negotiated); this means she was probably making around $7,000-$8,000 a months for a work at home job. She would work in her pajamas and spend most of her time gardening and putting together puzzles. One elderly woman was left to sit in her own urine with dirty clothes. The other one (who had dementia) was literally locked in her bedroom; the doorknob was removed by Philippian lady and she used a sheet to tie the door shut, treating her like some animal. Despite all of this money, the Philippian lady bitched that she could do much better than taking care of these women, that she could get rid of them anytime, and that they were lucky to have her. One elderly woman (the one without dementia) decided she’d had enough and wanted to give her 30 day notice so she could go to a better caretaker (who charged much less). The Philippian lady flipped out, and at the end begged the elderly woman to stay. She didn’t. When the elderly woman (a family member of mine) decided to follow through on leaving, the Philippian lady made criminal threats and placed harassing phone calls to all members of the elderly woman’s family, making up stories about different people stealing large amounts of money from the elderly lady and causing all sorts of problems. The police literally had to help the elderly woman move out for her own protection.
So yeah, all in all, I’m fed up with this Philippian bullshit drama, and their money grubbing ingratitude. They should go back to their own shithole of a country and quit taking our jobs and positions, which they obviously aren’t happy with (even though they’re damn lucky to have them).
Even though it’s not quite the Philippines (but close), these situations remind me of documentary Daughter from Danang:
A half white half Vietnamese baby was adopted out and basically grew up completely Americanized/Westernized. When she went back to visit her Vietnamese family of origin, she was shocked by the cultural differences, some of which included relatives who would demand money, even though they barely knew her. Even though she sought them out, she ended up so offended she did not want to maintain contact with them (she understandably felt used at their entitlement mentality). A really interesting documentary to watch, well worth the time.Published in