Pinay OFW in Saudi Arabia Got Terminated from Her Job After Making TikTok Video While Wearing Company Uniform
A Pinay OFW in Saudi Arabia has been fired from her job after making a TikTok video while wearing the company’s uniform.
The Overseas Filipino Worker identified as alias “JM” went to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLOs) in Jeddah to seek help after she has been fired from her job. She was fired after caught making TikTok video while wearing the uniform of the company.
JM explained that she did not perform other ‘disgraceful’ act aside from making a TikTok video upon the opening of the store. The store management immediately reported the incident to her company.
The agency summoned the Pinay OFW to the office and ordered her to remove the video she uploaded online. The company also dismissed her from the job because of her act.
“Monday po mga before 10:00 or 9:00 am ay nakaabot po agad sa office [ang Tiktok video]. Tinawagan po yung manager ko na burahin ko yung Tiktok ko na sayaw pagkatapos po pumunta po yung investigator sa store tapos hindi na ako nakapasok. Itong Thursday ay nalaman ko na terminated na ako,” the Pinoy migrant worker said.
Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Welfare Officer James Mendiola reminded the OFWs especially those who were in Saudi Arabia to be more care when posting videos online.
“And most of our employers if not all are very sensitive to impression or public images and that includes us. So our social media post and upload must agree or- be in line with the norms of the kingdom,” Mendiola said.
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