Diligent, overqualified coffee servers

There was a July article in Singapore's leading English newspaper that most f&b service jobs are being filled by Filipinos. Most are serving drinks and clearing tables, but they come a lot more qualified than their foreigner counterparts doing the same job on work permits. The Filipinos are here on S-passes, typically granted to those with at least a diploma, or employment passes, which are granted to graduates.

Long hours at a low salary and having only two days off a month are not a problem for Eric Dellosa, even if these are exactly the reasons many Singaporeans shun the job. Eric is an electrical engineering graduate who is serving up cups of teh-O, kopi and Milo Dinosaur at a Holland Village coffee shop.

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  1. It's sad but it's true, wala din naman kasing maraming opportunities dito sa bansa natin kaya madaming pinoy na napipilitan mangibang bansa. Kahit overqualifed, sige lang kasi ano ba naman kesa walang trabaho, diba?