I’m in bliss being here after a dreadful process with my recruitment agency to get this job as an OFW Nurse. I worked in Saudi Arabia for two years and now I’m back with King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh. Processing with LBS Recruitment Corporation was very unpleasant for me and extremely expensive as well as they are the only agency who recruited for King Fahad Medical City who asked for a placement fee amounting to one month salary with 12% value added tax. Apart from that, I also had to pay a lot of miscellaneous fees, Embassy Stamping amounting to one thousand pesos per “Red Ribbon” document, they also asked for an “Enjaz” fee of 500php, I paid for my own PhilHealth contribution of 2 years around 2400php on top of the placement fee, and worst of all I had to pay an OEC renewal because they prematurely availed one for me more than a month before my flight. I am totally disappointed with LBS Recruitment for the vague process and their processing staffs are not very courteous and neither are they professional nor competent about the job as well. I can’t help but compare how disorganized LBS has been with handling my papers as they asked me to do one thing at a time whereas I could’ve done the same things altogether especially that I am residing at a distant area outside Metro Manila. I had spent approximately more than one hundred thousand pesos going back and forth Manila, doing my own documents and stayed 6 months waiting since I started applying with their agency.
I haven’t officially started working with KFMC since I have just arrived, I am looking forward to a worth it experience and I really do hope my money is worth this job. I strive to have a positive perspective with my workplace despite hearsay. For a consolation, I was able to land in their new female accommodation that gave me the delight after all what I have been through previously.