SAY YOU ARE HOLDING a minor job but you have spare time, make it a habit to learn a new skill that can make you to earn more. Just like Roy Angcaco who was at first a driver of a furniture company in Saudi Arabia receiving about P12,000 a month.
HE VOLUNTEERED – After a few years a Korean restaurant hired him also as a driver with a salary that was a bit higher. He delivered food to the restaurant’s clients. While he had no driving assignment, he volunteered to help in the kitchen. That’s where mastered to cook Korean, Chinese and Japanese cuisines. By then he was retired as a diver and became a full-time cook in the kitchen. His pay was increased to P20,000 a month.
PIRATED – Roy was so good in cooking Japanese food that a Japanese restaurant pirated him to be the head chef with a salary of P40,000 a month. Being frugal and a bachelor during his employment in Saudi Arabia, Roy was able to save much of his income.
BACK HOME – After spending 10 years as an OFW in Saudi Arabia, Roy returned to his hometown in Carmen, North Cotabato to become a farmer, rice trader and production loan provider to other farmers. I interviewed him in March 2011.