lets track back a bit,
never worked outside of the philippines and he has a chance to go oversea,
if he gets a working visa trough this agency, who gives a ... what he makes, this is his chance to get to the ''next level'' to leave the Philippines and make money.
but before that,
how old is he? if he is young then go for it!!
a 'decent chef'' thats your view.. experience and know how to use that is a whole other story.
the agency has a job, but cannot provide a city/what kind of job, could be mining or a very good 5 star hotel?
For a chef this makes a huge difference,
Imagine, you say he is a ''decent'' chef, if he works in a 5 star hotel and get's a job in mining, (cooking massive buffets for 100 very hungry ozzy male's) he might not like this.
It is not of the highest importance how he will survive, most likely it will be possible because if there is a agency involved and they go the official route, (SO HE HAS A WORKING VISA) when he goes there, you can be fairly surely expect that most laws will be followed. (Australia is pretty organized in that way)
also, likely he will not be the only philipino, so he might rely on the ''Philippine network'' that is everywhere in the world. this would help him in finding housing, etc etc
He should continue the process, and once things get more clear, a few google searches could give the salary for the position he is offered.
And if in the end it looks pretty dodgy he can always not go (even a day before he suppose to fly)
very likely this will be a low level job, as most sous chefs and up will be western educated, and low level chefs do make really crap money..
when i was younger i took several times a chance, i moved country's with just a suitcase,
not knowing where i would live, if i could survive etc, but it worked all out very well in the end (it took a lot of determination)
Edited by toshi, 14 November 2016 - 11:16 AM .