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Living in The Philippines => Expat life in Philippines => Topic started by: ermita_virus on August 13, 2019, 08:15:08 PM

Title: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 13, 2019, 08:15:08 PM
Hi guys. How does one get day labour in Manila? You know, like something you can do anywhere from a few months, to just 1 day. Temp work. Are there places to sign up in an office? Or street corners to stand on? Anything like construction, factory, cleaning, that sort of thing. Also, how bad is the racism in this line of work? Thanks guys! Hope all are well during the crisis.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 18, 2019, 11:23:30 AM
There is no way, in such a crappy country, that I am the only one that does not have a career? Most people can't even read or write. The standard here is almost non-existent. Surely someone knows? Or knows someone that does?
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: bigrod on August 18, 2019, 11:59:03 AM
First off you need to be on a visa that allows you to work here!  So a tourist visa is a no go.  Second are you willing to work for maybe php 500 a day or less?  I for sure am not! 

Chuck
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 18, 2019, 12:35:04 PM
First off you need to be on a visa that allows you to work here!  So a tourist visa is a no go.  Second are you willing to work for maybe php 500 a day or less?  I for sure am not! 

Chuck
Since when do you need a visa to work? And when did I say anything about working on a tourist visa? Besides, you have always been able to work on a tourist visa. They may have recently changed that. But not sure. Who wouldn't be willing to work for 500 pesos a day? Why wouldn't you? That's a lot of money.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: Peter on August 18, 2019, 12:38:58 PM
There is no way, in such a crappy country, that I am the only one that does not have a career? Most people can't even read or write. The standard here is almost non-existent. Surely someone knows? Or knows someone that does?

It's quite a stretch to state, or even believe, that most people can't even read or write and the standard here is almost non-existent. A remark which is really insulting to the Filipino people.
(Being Scottish, I could very well say that about any country whose citizens don't speak the Queen's English. I don't, as I realise that the English Language is a centuries old continuing "work in progress".

"Most people" in a population of 100 Million plus, is an awful lot of folks that you must have met, or known, and have tested their reading and writing skills in their native languages, to stand by such a statement.
 
Crappy country? Execute plan B if it isn't to your liking.

 :( :( :( :(

My thoughts only.

Peter
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: bigrod on August 18, 2019, 12:48:01 PM
Since when do you need a visa to work? And when did I say anything about working on a tourist visa? Besides, you have always been able to work on a tourist visa. They may have recently changed that. But not sure. Who wouldn't be willing to work for 500 pesos a day? Why wouldn't you? That's a lot of money.

Tourist visa is what it says being a tourist, why would they have a work visa if you could work on a tourist visa!  Just use a little common sense. You maybe willing to work for php 500, I would mot even get out of bed for that!  I am retired with a decent income so there is a big difference in what I do than probably what you need to do to survive.

Chuck
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 18, 2019, 12:54:32 PM
It's quite a stretch to state, or even believe, that most people can't even read or write and the standard here is almost non-existent. A remark which is really insulting to the Filipino people.
(Being Scottish, I could very well say that about any country whose citizens don't speak the Queen's English. I don't, as I realise that the English Language is a centuries old continuing "work in progress".

"Most people" in a population of 100 Million plus, is an awful lot of folks that you must have met, or known, and have tested their reading and writing skills in their native languages, to standby such a statement.
 
Crappy country? Execute plan B if it isn't to your liking.

 :( :( :( :(

My thoughts only.

Peter
Not sure what English has to do with anything, but... Have you been to the Philippines? Come here sometime. Or just look it up online. Jejemon is not a native language. Yes. Worst country I have ever been to. Would love to execute a plan B, but plane tickets and visas and residencies are not free. Hard to fund a trip out of the country on 100 pesos a day, when I have rice and fishheads to buy in one of the most expensive nation in the world. I am open to suggestions though? It sucks that we are on ISLANDS!
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: Peter on August 18, 2019, 01:00:46 PM
Not sure what English has to do with anything, but... Have you been to the Philippines? Come here sometime. Or just look it up online. Jejemon is not a native language. Yes. Worst country I have ever been to. Would love to execute a plan B, but plane tickets and visas and residencies are not free. Hard to fund a trip out of the country on 100 pesos a day, when I have rice and fishheads to buy in one of the most expensive nation in the world. I am open to suggestions though? It sucks that we are on ISLANDS!

Jejemon? Is this some kind of Jello?
Suggestions? If you can't afford a ticket out, but you can afford the internet, cut the internet and save the money for leaving. Another is just take a long walk off a short pier to feed the fishes.  ;D ;D ;D

Peter ( a legal permanent resident in the Philippines for the last 10 years.)
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 18, 2019, 01:04:49 PM
Tourist visa is what it says being a tourist, why would they have a work visa if you could work on a tourist visa!  Just use a little common sense. You maybe willing to work for php 500, I would mot even get out of bed for that!  I am retired with a decent income so there is a big difference in what I do than probably what you need to do to survive.

Chuck
Because the work visa is harder to get? lol Sounds like you don't have any common sense. I'm willing to work for 100 pesos a day. Have to take care of yourself and your family. Ilan taon ka d2? 15 taon lang ako. Pero konti lang ang pension d2.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: ermita_virus on August 18, 2019, 01:19:51 PM
Jejemon? Is this some kind of Jello?
Suggestions? If you can't afford a ticket out, but you can afford the internet, cut the internet and save the money for leaving. Another is just take a long walk off a short pier to feed the fishes.  ;D ;D ;D

Peter ( a legal permanent resident in the Philippines for the last 10 years.)
No way you have been here 10 years and don't know jejemon. Are there plane tickets for p50 now? Somehow your other advice does not sound very helpful.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: Peter on August 18, 2019, 01:47:40 PM
No way you have been here 10 years and don't know jejemon. Are there plane tickets for p50 now? Somehow your other advice does not sound very helpful.

Your continuing reference to "jejmon" had me curious, so I looked it up on line. This iseems to be the common definition. < Usually seen around social networking sites such as Friendster and Multiply, jejemons are individuals with low IQs who spread around their idiocy on the web   >

I do find it strange as to why you think I should be aware of this form of childish behaviour that you seem to be advocating. Most children go through a "secret language" with their little gang-mates, but grow out of it by the time they are 10 or 11 years old.

When you ask for suggestions, expect some. Save your daily PhP 50 (about US$1) for enough days and someday you'll be able to buy a ticket out. Only costs US$50 or so for a ticket to a neighbouring country.

Peter
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: M.C.A. on August 18, 2019, 05:26:45 PM
Emerita... You sound familiar are you living in the Manila area and have 6 kids and live off 10,000 pesos a month?  Just curious.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on August 18, 2019, 05:28:17 PM
Emerita... You sound familiar are you living in the Manila area and have 6 kids and live off 10,000 pesos a month?  Just curious.
He is now banned. No one threatens a mod or admin and gets away with it.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: jjcabgou on August 18, 2019, 09:13:30 PM
HAHAHAAH that dude was unhinged
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: clarkee on August 19, 2019, 12:38:16 AM
I was thinking more on the lines of a troll!
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: MotorSarge on August 19, 2019, 08:15:04 AM
Scary
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: bigrod on August 19, 2019, 09:14:26 AM
He is now banned. No one threatens a mod or admin and gets away with it.

Let me add this to your statement. No member may threaten anyone on the forum, not just mods or admins!

Chuck
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: Steve & Myrlita on August 19, 2019, 03:43:30 PM
Let me add this to your statement. No member may threaten anyone on the forum, not just mods or admins!

Chuck
Absolutely.
Title: Re: Day Labour in Manila?
Post by: M.C.A. on August 20, 2019, 09:05:41 PM
He's been around I've talked with him before he had a different name and I can't come up with it right now it was about 4 months ago... and he was looking for work so same subject and said he was living off of 10,000 pesos a month working odd jobs with 6 kids he'd been here 6 years lol... if true he kept himself busy working in the bedroom and his wife was also giving him problems running around, he's a fellow American stuck here and for sure not a happy camper and he didn't bother to get his immigration status in order, his location was in and around Manila.