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Monday, November 20, 2017

330,000+ Expat in Saudi, Still Working Beyond 60 Years Old!

They said a worker should retire at the age of 60 or maybe 65 and live the rest of his life living a good life and taking good care of his grandchildren.  But this is not always the happening especially for Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs. Initially, if an OFW works abroad, everyone has a plan on how long he would work in other countries to provide the needs of the family.  No OFWs wants to work abroad for the rest of their lives living away from their family.

They said a worker should retire at the age of 60 or maybe 65 and live the rest of his life living a good life and taking good care of his grandchildren.

But this is not always the happening especially for Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs. Initially, if an OFW works abroad, everyone has a plan on how long he would work in other countries to provide the needs of the family.

No OFWs wants to work abroad for the rest of their lives living away from their family.

Read: Iqama Number, No Longer Needed in Reloading Your Sim Card in Saudi Arabia.
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But the sad part, many does. Let's see for example in Saudi Arabia, as number one top destination of OFWs.

In Arab News report, it stated that more than 330,000 expatriate workers including Filipinos are working in the Kingdom are over the age of 60-years old.

The data is based on the statistics of workers in the first half of 2017.

Read: Saudi Warns Consumer Against Drinking Rokan and Al-Dar Bottled Water!
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Accordingly, it is published by "Mal" magazine and quoted by "Okaz" newspaper.

Because of this news, many Saudi Twitter users are demanding an age limit for foreigners in their country while other said, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries must put a limit on the residency of foreigners to three periods of six years, and upon reaching it, the residence permit will not be renewed.

With this, it is very important for an OFW and his family to stick whatever goals they have and return home early as possible.
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We all know that working abroad is not easy especially if you are not acquainted with homesickness.

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