Don’t discriminate small people by Working Force

OPPA OF THE WEEK: Kim Soo Hyun

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Agroup of working age midgets or small persons came to me and asked my help as they look for gainful and decent jobs to support themselves and their families. So I contacted a few friends, searched private and public job portals, and was so surprised as most of the jobs have height requirement.

Ngek!

Naintindihan natin na may ilang mga trabaho na may height requirement, pero lahat ba ng trabaho ay hindi na sila pwede?

It is obvious that there is existing discrimination against small (literally) people, especially in formal jobs.

Marami sa kanila ang naghahanapbuhay sa mga peryahan bilang circus clowns. Madalas din silang imbitahan maglaro ng basketball at mag-boksing sa mga fiesta.

Naalala ko noon, merong isang resto-bar na ang mga empleyado ay pawang mg midgets— waiter, waitress, bartender, cook, cashier at kahit bouncer at parking attendant.

Ibig sabihin kaya nilang gawin kahit anong trabaho.

Kung merong batas at polisiya promoting the rights and welfare of senior citizens, persons with disability, why is there no measure promoting and ensuring the rights and welfare of midgets?

They are normal human beings, too. Nagkataon lang na isinilang sila na hindi ayon sa karaniwang taas. Sana maglaan ng trabaho ang pamahalaan at private offices sa gaya nila. Malliit man sila pero tiyak na may malalaki silang magagawa para sa tanggapang kanilang paglilikungran.

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