Exactly. If they are employed for longer than six months, they are considered "regular"employees, and they are entitled to all of the benefits that go along with that. Up to six months, they are considered a contractor, and therefore they are not entitled to employee benefits.
Like I said, he had no intention of getting on a plane. He is a player, and he played this so they wouldn't put him on a plane (by paying for the ticket). You will have to change your phone number again. This guy just lost another friend (one less burden for you).
Smokey in hindsight, was this worth it to import your car? Doesn’t seem like it but perhaps you were too far committed to stop. The funny thing about this whole thing is when I went to the MAS car dealer, I approached him with the idea if they can ship a vehicle to Cebu and I wanted to figure out the logistics of doing this first but he was so hard pressed to get the vehicle shipped here and wanted a $500 refundable deposit first then figure out all the logistics. I smiled and agreed and told him if it going to cost me extra or cause me stress, I’m out. Anyways, this vehicle will arrive this Tuesday or so. I emailed the American embassy in Manila (they specifically deal with these inquiry’s) but nothing but crickets for over a couple weeks). This whole thing is just too sketch at best. On a side note I already did a face to face with this dealer and told him it’s not looking good and showed him all the crap I found. He still thinks he can make it work. I’m just gonna let him ride this out to see what info he comes up with. I’ll leave some input later when I know more just in case someone asks this question again in the future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Just stopped by to see whats going on here. Sad to see so many people have passed...lifes been busy here but might slow down as I drew my retirement. I'll see how well that works out lol..headed back to Cebu for the month of November ( maybe a bit longer)
Just thought I would drop by and say hi (finally remembered my login )
Just a quick update and to report that rumors of my demise have been grossly exagerated.
While I will never be back to 100%, I am doing quite nicely, or better than expected
There are several things I am not able to do and one is to fly for more than about 4 hours due to cabin pressure, and that really pisses me of as the Philippines has been close to me for nearly 50 years.
The other is I can no longer play the piano, which was my means of relaxation and stress relieving.
I strongly believe that being active, in good health and reasonably fit has enabled me to get back this far.
BTW, I am 82 in a few months and going better than many younger than me.
Cheers and Keep safe guys