Ofw Momma Says...: 16 Tips For Overseas Filipino Workers (Ofws) How To Live & Work Successfully In The Middle East
Arab World Media defines the Arab World “as countries where the main language is Arabic and the main ethnic group is Arab. These countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen”.Every year more than a million Filipinos leave to work abroad for Middle East co...
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ntries like Qatar, UAE & Kuwait. In addition to their above average fluency in both written and spoken English, they are well appreciated for their skill competence, high level of adaptability & tolerance, hard work, diligence and passion for work.Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are hailed as the new modern heroes, the anchor and unseen workforce driving the Philippines’ economic progress. They are very much in demand as seafarers, chefs/culinary staff in the hotel industry, cruise liners, accountants, graphic and web designers, programmers and engineers, hotel staff, nurses, caregivers, doctors, physical therapists, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, architects, entertainers, technicians, teachers, military servicemen, mall retail staff, fast food workers, domestic helpers, etc.There are various reasons why Filipinos travel and work abroad. More often than not, the primary reason they take the risks and fearlessly tread the unknown and unfamiliarity of foreign countries is their desire for a more financially secure life for their families.Middle Eastern employers prefer Filipinos for their being naturally positive thinkers, a happy people with ready smiles on their faces. Their smiles, inborn politeness & courteousness, always saying ‘thank you’, ‘have a great day’ make a huge difference in customer service. They never or very rarely exhibit sour or frowning face or negative attitude. It is globally known that Filipino nurses, doctors, caregivers and other health care professionals are preferred because of their very caring attitude over the sick, whether young or elderly.Majority even migrates and become permanent residents of other countries.For most Filipinos, working abroad especially the first-timers can be a daunting, overwhelming, even frightening experience! Even if their jobs abroad offer better pay, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) can undergo a lot of stress as they have to make many adjustments in their personal lives.The purpose of this book are as follows:· To provide advice or guidelines on the basic understanding of Arabic culture and rules of etiquette to help OFWs have the best possible experience while dealing with Arab people.· To equip OFWs with social/cultural intelligence tools to avoid frustrations, stress/undue pressures (and be fascinated instead!) in dealing with the Arab people.· To deepen OFWs’ understanding of the cultural background and behavioral characteristics of the Middle East locals to avoid labeling or stereotyping and negative interpretations.· To serve as a guide for OFWs' cross-cultural interaction to avoid inadvertent errors of etiquette to make a favorable impression with Arabs.· To provide adequate information to ensure that OFWs understand the laws of their host country.· To guide and lead OFWs on what they need to look for, and how they should act in order to understand the local citizens of their host country.· To provide OFWs a list of DO’s and DON’Ts to remember so as to thrive and flourish working/interacting with locals, i.e. maintain friendship with those who desire to do so.