Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to North America. For those looking to relocate within the US or Canada, discuss your experiences and pros/cons of each domestic region.
Someone on YouTube made an excellent comment:
US is especially better if you are a Filipino who is straddling two countries- family/house/ ties in the Philippines + a good job making dollars in the USA. Invite family over, get US passports and then retire in the Philippines when you are older with a nice house and all and dollars coming in.
Some are even smarter- they get a US passport and then work in Saudi as " Americans" getting even more money.
Also, nobody hates Filipinos in the US or anywhere else so it is safe for them to travel and work.
Then they are back in RP with dollars, change them to pesos and you are rich. A cheap house, a local car, etc. But what are Americans living in America supposed to convert their dollars into? hu hu hu!
But my question is- not all are in the situation that you described, am I right? Not every engineering graduate becomes a janitor. Not every doctor becomes a cleaner there. And you do not need 2 years of college to work at every fastfood joint. I have known people who got jobs at Jolibee's and Wendy's and they only have HS diplomas and some do not have even that.
I say most Filipinos find jobs in their professions in their country and live normal lives. Otherwise, schools would all close because- no teacher and nothing would get built because all engineers would have left the country. And all the huge hospitals would close as well and the country would come to a screeching halt. Obviously not all Pinoys want to emigrate and most do find jobs that they are more or less happy with.
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A brain is a terrible thing to wash!
Yep, most colleges are meant to support the higher ups. The few smart kids go off and work for Mr. Goldman Sachs. The rest of the idiots go to college because it means rich mommy and daddy pay hundreds of dollars for educational brainwashing. The majority of certifications are worthless.
Most people don't realize that with great prosperity, comes great poverty. All that money has to go somewhere. That's how you find these "in-demand" jobs. These kinds of jobs pay too damn well and appreciate work experience, but since the requirements are so strict, many people do get recruited straight out of college for them.
So college is a good choice, if you can gain enough education and credentials to get one of those jobs. Problem is you gotta start as early and often as possible, as overpopulation leads to overemployment(like now).
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A helpful guide:
Expatriation Apocalypse! The Guide to Expatriation for the Broke and Hopeless (Kindle)
Expatriation Apocalypse! (Paperback)
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