OFWs are known for being hard workers. It’s actually intrinsic to us as Filipinos. We are used to work and we always want to give our best efforts, no matter how difficult a task may be. We draw strength from our loved ones who serve as our inspiration to stay determined in the workplace.
Our hardworking nature is one of the top reasons why many foreign employers prefer hiring applicants from our country.
But what does it take for an OFW to suddenly quit his or her job abroad? Well, several factors are usually involved.
Reasons why OFWs resign
- Having a bad boss. Pinoys are usually flexible but there are just some bosses that can really test our limits. It can really be hard to stay focused in the workplace if your boss is often harsh at you. Not to mention those employers that actually abuse and harass their employees.
- Bored/lack of personal growth. If your job starts to get boring and you feel it isn’t providing you with opportunities to learn and grow, then there goes another common reason why you may be tempted to consider quitting.
- Financial stability. If the job itself gets in the way of being a good provider, then what’s the point of working in the first place? Salaries that are delayed for long periods of time or being underpaid are grave offences that can lose an OFW’s motivation.
Still, the decision to resign should not be rushed. The OFW should consult with his or her family members as well as fellow OFWs who may have had similar experiences in the past. Remember that you have a contract and that you are legally bound to honor that. If you have question about legal matters, it is often best to refer with the corresponding government agencies. You will be able to prevent further problems if you think things through.
But whatever it may be your reason just think it twice before you finalize your decisions because you might know there is something better waiting for your career.