Happens all the time. Their take is, being family is enough for them to be entitled for this and hence demand it. Expecting it is one thing but demanding it without even being thankful about it is so wrong.Strong Eagle wrote:Interesting that you mention this. My wife volunteers at aidha, teaching maids how to manage finance. She hears many stories of relatives back in the Philippines DEMANDING money from the working maid. My friend's maid didn't want to go back to visit family because all they did was pressure her for more money... even though she bought land, built a house that they are using.nakatago wrote:* Most Filipinos value sentimentality over what's right. It's freakin' annoying, especially if they're taking advantage of the kinship bordering on abuse and exploitation.
My cousin went to Japan to work in the shipyards, risked going illegal for several years and even spending months in jail for it and his mother demanded that he give her her share. When he finally got home, he was furious with how her mother poorly handled the money and just cut off all financial ties with her.
I felt sorry for him but I also know that he's one of the most honest, kindest and street smartest guy around so I gave him a token to help him out. He's doing good now, from what I heard last. He's the type who deserves all the success that should come his way but because of parasitic family, really fell on bad times.
Unfortunately, most Filipinos aren't like my cousin.
Hmm...I should give him a ring.