My plight is different from sailors and domestic workers, although they have their own struggles. I don't live in fear of physical or economic abuse from my employer. But I do encounter difficulties especially as I progress in organizations. - People have no mental model for what [[Filipino Working Culture]] looks like, unless they have already worked with Filipinos in the past. However, this is typically when we are the subordinates, not the managers. - I encounter many [[Credibility Challenges]] when it comes to my technical expertise, including probing into my background or people asking others to validate my experience.