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Former saleslady in PH, now earns P100,000 per month as OFW vegetable picker in Japan

Is it worth being a vegetable picker in Japan? For our kababayan Ivy Villegas, yes. Ivy earns about PHP90,000 to PHP100,000 per month in Japan.

She used to work as a saleslady and cellphone brand promoter in the Philippines.

"Yung sahod ko naman po, malaki naman po siya. Nagri-range po siya sa PHP20,000. Nakakakain kami tatlong beses sa isang araw,” Ivy sais on an interview with iJuander.

But Ivy noticed, "Kahit ganoon po kalaki yung sahod mo, parang wala akong ipon.” This led Ivy to become an overseas Filipino worker in Japan in 2019.

Her job: vegetable picker of carrots and radishes.

Ivy clarified, being a vegetable picker is not an easy job. She also said that the job should not waste time.

"Iba dito kasi bawat minute dito, bawat segundo gumagalaw ka talaga—yung isip mo, yung lakas mo, galaw talaga," Ivy said.

Ivy pulled out the carrots and radishes by hand then will remove the roots and leaves with scissors. The crops will be lined up on the ground, which will be picked up by the tractor.

The hardest part of the job was lifting crates that weighed up to 25 kilograms.

"Worth it po pag tatanggap ka na ng sahod. Maaano mo na talaga yung pagod mo, yung hirap," Ivy said.

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