A number of Filipino women from Qatar seek help via social media part 2
Photos taken of the accommodation reveal cluttered (makalat) hallway and stairway. Calamities and disasters are almost always unexpected. Hallway and stairway must be free from clutter (kalat) to avoid overcrowding and stampede in times of emergency. Are the living conditions good for an OFW who seeks a better life abroad?
First rule being implemented: Double shift. This means working two (2) consecutive shifts. Allegedly, the penalty for not working double shift is 100 QR (Qatari Riyal). Many force themselves to work double shift for fear of the penalty.
Second rule: Overtime. If the employee’s day off falls on weekends Friday or Saturday, the Assistant and the Secretary, allegedly will give schedule and if the employee refuses to work, she will have to pay the penalty of 100 QR.
Third rule: Curfew hours. All companies have curfew hours for those taking the day off. If the employee is late, penalty is 100 QR too. Allegedly, even when the employees taking the day off are not late in returning to the accommodation, the Assistant and the Secretary will make up false stories to tell their employer so that the other employees will be penalized.
Allegedly, the assistant and the secretary use their company position to harass the other female employees. Allegedly too, the assistant and the secretary go to parties until late at night but they do not get in trouble.
To all Filipino women, beware of job offers most especially those that are too good to be true. Check very well the Philippine based agency offering the job and be inquisitive, ask questions if you are in doubt. Do not easily be attracted with their tempting job offer.