Basics of Working in the Philippines for Foreigners.
(Last updated 22 April 2020)
This article was originally published nearly 7 years ago and it is sad to see how little has changed.
Jobs Are Dead, People
Even though the future for conventional jobs as we used to know them gets worse every year, the vast majority of people just want to sit in their bar stool and bitch about how they can’t find a job. Wake up and smell the coffee guys and gals.
Today (April 2020) with the COVID 19 issues facing the entire world, thousands and thousands of jobs that are shut down because of pandemic issues are just NOT going to return after the virus situation resolves itself.
Even here in our beloved little backwater of the world, the Philippines, where “work at home jobs” were never even mentioned in polite business circles, thousands and thousands of Call Center/Business Process Outsourcing jobs are working as usual, ’round the clock by the same agents who were working in huge, expensive, centrally located centers before the quarantines took effect.
(Please do me the favor of at least READING this article before you send me the inevitable “I want a job in the Philippines” query. My prose may be far from entertaining and YOU MAY NOT GET the ANSWER YOU WANT … but I write from reality, not a dream world. You want answers about the Philippines, then you should be dealing from reality as well. If you, as an foreigner, want a job in the Philippines, what are your own answers to the questions and concerns the visa process poses?)