Filipinos are looking for opportunities in Qatar. Their main reason is the better pay that they will receive in Qatar, compared to what they will earn back home.
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For those with minimum skills, there are job opportunities. They can try their luck as a minimum wage earner.
Disclaimer: The information posted here is based on the personal experiences shared by the OFW in the video. Please let this post serve as a guide only. If you have specific questions, you may ask the OFW by commenting on their video on their accounts.
What To Expect As A Minimum Wage Earner?
If you do not have enough skills, you might be wondering if you can still find a decent job abroad. It is understandable if you desire for better salary compared to what you receive locally. This YouTube video from Jayson Siose Vlog gives some information about applying as a minimum wage earner in Qatar.
The minimum wage is around1,800 QAR, this is equivalent to Php 20,000 to 25,000. The total amount in the Philippine peso depending on the conversion. Fortunately, Qatar is tax-free. Any income you will get will not be deducted. Probably the deductions that you may incur are for the government-mandated benefits such as SSS and Philhealth, or loans if there are any.
Here are other useful tips as you go job hunting:
- Job opportunities
Job opportunities that will receive minimum wage are housekeeper, waiter, and laborer. The amount that the company will offer is also approved by the Philippine government.
In addition, if the company’s offer is only 1,000 QAR, they will make up the rest of the amount through benefits. Be sure to check your salary and expected benefits as you negotiate your contract. You can also ask around or research the expected salary of the job that you are applying for.
When you think about it, your salary for the same position is higher when you work abroad. As mentioned earlier, there is no tax deduction. You will get your wages in full.
- Placement fee
The agency that will process your application will charge a placement fee. You can also negotiate with the agency for paying the fee. For one, they can make an outright deduction from your first salary. Or if this arrangement is too steep, you can request a monthly deduction. You will probably pay your obligations within a year of working in Qatar.
- Where to look for jobs
You can search job portals to find out job vacancies in Qatar. You can also look at job orders through the government website. Make sure to look for jobs at reputable sites so you will not be scammed. You do not want to lose your money over fake placement agencies.
You can watch the video here:
What to remember when you get to Qatar
When you have finally landed a job, you need to be prepared for the changes that you will encounter. For one, Qatar is a Muslim country. But you can attend a Catholic mass in Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church.
Keep in mind that drinking liquor is only allowed in certain areas. And although you can go to clubs and hotels to party, you need to be mindful of your behavior so as not to offend the local custom.
You don’t have to worry about missing your favorite food. There are plenty of Filipino restaurants all over the country if you want a taste of home.
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