Yep, economic advisers, ordinary consumers, and regular and irregular earners have felt the grip of the crisis. Can you stomach this job ad that is hiring a writer/editor of books for school use but is paying 8,000pesos? What do they think of bookwriting, as easy as gulping a hollowed pandesal? And another ad wants to employ a female editor not more than 25 years old? Whatever happen to the “experience factor” for getting a job these days? Through the pages of job ads, one could sense how qualifications are getting more tight to the point of discriminating. Forget about EOE in this Christian country. There’s an endless array of applicants anyway to choose from. It seems some companies are taking advantage of the crisis.
And if there’s one guy who seem unaffected in some adverse ways by the crunch and the economic cornering, it’s from this COOORRNEEER, from Sarangani Province – MAAAANNNY PAK-KI-YAW!
Reportedly, our Manny has earned – hold your breath folks – 12 million US dollars for that Pacqiuao-Hatton fight alone. And Newsbreak says it’s only $4 million short from the total $16 million of foreign direct investments (FDIs) that the country attracted for the month of February.
In every economic rule, I assume, there’s always an exception. Manny, this time happens to be the exceptional exception. For the meantime, I have to suspend my definition of fairness and bask in the glory he brings to the country.
Photo credit: pmt007 (Job fair in Glorietta)