Thank You For Reaching Out

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The past days were gloomy for a  lot of Philippine based Contractor, especially those located in the Metro Manila area.  A very strong typhoon caught a lot of Manilenos unaware.  While there had been cases of flash floods before, those were not as devastating as this one – loved ones lost, houses, buildings and vehicles got submerged chest deep, businesses paralyzed.  This one is considered the worst in so many years.  A lot of odesk contractors lost their gadgets (laptops, computers,  servers, etc.), and likewise their income.

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Appeals by fellow Contractors were made (via the forum) to the oDesk management to contact the concerned Employers and to make them aware of the sad plight of Filipino contractors.  A few minutes ago, I received this email from oDesk:

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Some of the Employers I am currently working with also sent messages of concern:

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I replied to the Employer’s email to inform him that I am safe and doing fine, together with my family.  My location is a mountainous area and there is not much damage.

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Thank you, odesk…..and thank you to the Employers of Filipino Contractors for reaching out.  This gesture adds up to the encouragement for us to stay firm and face the future with a grateful heart, grateful that we are alive.  It might be difficult but we Filipinos are resilient to challenges like this one.  After all, our talents, skills and love for our jobs are forever instilled.

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5 thoughts on “Thank You For Reaching Out

  1. I don’t know If I said it already but …Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! :) I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

    A definite great read..Jim Bean

  2. Hi Verena,

    Good to hear that you and your family are safe, but equally sad to hear that your fellow countrymen have lost lives, houses, clothes, etc. Wish everything will be back to normal soon there.

    With Best Wishes,
    Pothi.

    • Hi Pothi,

      Thank you for visiting my blog. Yes, thanks God that me and my family are safe. Our location wasn’t at the eye of the typhoon so that rains were not that heavy but, just the same, we are saddened by the unfortunate fate of our countrymen who got affected. In fact, today, another strong typhoon entered the Philippine area of responsibility. We can only pray, that Filipinos remain strong in the midst of these trials.

      Again, thank you for wishing the best for us. We are truly grateful.

      Verena

  3. This blog left me in tears. As in super ang going the extra mile yourself. Pagpapakita ng concern to all Filipinos, thinking of those ODeskers na baka affected. You’re a hero yet to be discovered. kudos

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