I’m one of those guys who works from home. I not only have my own business, which I employ Filipinos, but I also work for and manage another business by telecommuting, as well as manage employees for that business.
And being I’m a foreigner, I’m automatically rich because there’s a money tree spouting 1000’s of pesos every day in my backyard. And even if that was true, it’s still MY MONEY TREE.
As you know, Filipinos have no concept of being self-reliant or self-sufficient. And it’s standard operating procedure to assume that rich people should give them money, instead of GETTING A FUCKING JOB, DO IT WELL, EARN YOUR OWN MONEY, MANAGE IT WELL, BE RESPONSIBLE, FORESEE UPCOMING EXPENSES AND RESERVE FOR IT, AND LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS.
And it never ceases to amaze me how just 3 days after payday, they come to me asking for an advance, because their last paycheck was short because of the deduction of the advance from last period.
“Sir, my wife needs an ultrasound scan”.
“For what?” I ask. “So we can know if it’s a boy or girl, and have the snapshots for posting on Facebook.”
You have got to be fucking kidding me!
Now how is that my fucking problem? Shit man, it’s not even a problem at all!! You’re asking me for another advance for something that is not even remotely necessary, only a novelty. Please explain to me how you “NEED” this. Sounds more like a “want” to me, and an attempt to “Keep up with the Jones'” (blank stare on that one!).
“Sir, all our friends get ultrasounds. It’s a Filipino tradition these days.”
But what’s even funnier is, they’ve got the latest iPhone in their pocket and wearing brand name shoes and clothes that cost 5 times more than they’re worth.
Filipinos prioritize giving the illusion they are much better off financially than they really are. This is why they continually spend money they don’t have on things they can’t afford, like that awesome cell phone, the latest hair style, the latest trending fashion,manicures, peticures, facials, and to make sure it’s seen by their Facebook friends. So when it comes to things like food, rent, school tuition, etc, they put on the sad face and go to their employer, their cousin’s foreigner husband, or their foreigner employer to “borrow” money.
“Sorry, but no.” I reply. “Here is how I’m going to help you….with good common sense advice on how to budget, plan, and be responsible”.
And when offering that which makes perfect sense, you can tell they are shut off, not listening, and don’t fucking care about that shit.
I have another employee that asks for advances every month. This is after promising he’ll never ask for another advance again if he can just have this last one this time because it’s so urgent. “I need money for my tuition sir”
“You know exactly when your tuition is due every semester, yet you bought the newest iPhone 2 months ago, to replace the iPhone you bought 6 months ago. The cost of that iPhone would have paid for how many semesters? And now you’re coming to me to realistically pay for your iPhone, not your tuition. Because you spent your tuition money on the iPhone, because you refuse to be responsible.”
What is so knee-slapping hilarious about these brainless idiots is, they don’t realize we can see the money they spend so frivolously. Secondly, I honestly think they believe that having the best of everything so that they can show up their friends is a total necessity. Well, the only thing it shows me is how good you are at getting other people to give you money. And they actually believe that is honorable. They have no clue how fucking pathetic it is.
And 9 times out of 10, the need for all the most UNNECESSARY THINGS are what they have their hand out for. When a Filipino comes to you with their problem, it is almost always for something they DON’T FUCKING NEED, ONLY WANT.
What the fuck does it feel like to be so utterly stupid and have absolutely no common sense whatsoever? It’s something I have never been able to fully wrap my understanding around. I mean, I think we can all admit there have been times in our lives when we tossed out common sense and practicality to get something we really wanted. We can recognize that when it happens, and most of us learn from it, and get more responsible and disciplined with maturity.
But the Filipino makes irresponsibility, no common sense, and social climbing a way of life.
Just another reason why it’s so easy to see why things are so desperately fucked up in Philippines.Published in