Protesters have fought for equal rights for all Filipino workers for a long time. Many argue that these hard-working people usually experience unequal compensation and sometimes a horrible working environment. There are those who never understood these workers’ plight until they got to see the awful conditions a local shopping mall‘s workers were subjected to.
The Facebook page named “Library of Most Controversial Files” was responsible for posting the viral pictures that caught everyone’s attention. These photographs showed how a famous shopping mall in Makati treat their loyal employees.
Dilapidated ceilings and dirty walls, stained mirrors and filthy sinks, these are the striking elements that made our jaws drop. Several female employees crowd in the old, unkempt bathroom to brush their teeth while a large hole in the ceiling exposed steel bars, pipes, and vents.
Urinals and toilets looked like they house dangerous types of bacteria because of how grimy they were. Floor tiles were broken and uneven, everything looked like it was worn out. Even the resting areas that is quite crucial for people who are always on their feet were cramped and shabby. There were no padded chairs that looked comfortable to be seen.
To our dismay, the business owners didn’t even provide proper equipment like clothing hangers and bars to properly store the employee’s items. All in all, it was shocking that people were continually treated this way without the management changing anything.
Netizens were undoubtedly angered and upset by what they have seen. There were those who say that they work at other branches of big shopping malls and they can confirm that everything is true. We hope that these conditions can be addressed to give back to these people who work tirelessly.
What do you think of these seemingly unsanitary working environments? Should we just accept that these conditions will never change? What should these big businesses do to correct this? Share your thoughts, reactions, and opinions in the comments section below!