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Phillipino Holiday workers watch

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    as i'm going on holiday on sunday, it got me thinking about last year's holiday when i went on a mediterranean cruise - very nice, gorgeous places etc. yet every time i walked up the stairs - all six flights of them you passed phillipinos waxing the banisters, cleaning the floors, scrubbing the carpet etc. this in contrast with the overweight bright orange holiday makers going up to the sundeck to bathe for about 5 hours on end... i know the philipinos were paid and everything but still there was something about it that didn't feel good. they were always so friendly and cheerful and in the restaurant one guy always got us the nicest seats and they used to play the guitar and generally brighten up our stay. our cabin cleaner Yudi had a large family back home to support but yet he hardly ever got to see them as he had to be on the ship about 8 mths a year, hence we ended up giving him a large tip plus he always cleaned the place immaculately. we had this really emotional hug thing with him at end of holidays and it was as though he genuinely liked us although obviously he had to do a good job and everything... although with some of them you could tell they thought the holiday makers were really decadent - which they were. anyway i'm not sure why i posted this, its just something that touched me and made me feel kind of guilty..
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    Yes, those filipinos are a friendly bunch, aren't they ?
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    Uh. Yeah what the person above me said .
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    You should try working on an oil rig - it would make that look like a cruise....which incidentally it is.
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    Lol indeed... another thing that got to me though was people pointed the accusatory finger at the philipino staff when it was announced that in Tunisia, 4 employees had jumped ship costing the captain 200,000 euros as he'd unwittingly let them off the boat with their passports - in the end it turned out it was egyptian employees.
 
 
 
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