Working at a busy fastfood chain is no easy task. Wiping and clearing away tables, lifting trays; attending to customer needs should be done quickly and efficiently. But an unnamed Person with Disability (PWD) has made it look easy with his perseverance at work.
A video uploaded by Clairey Magas Ocampo on Facebook has gone viral after netizens couldn’t help but praise a service crew in a popular fastfood chain. In the video, a crew member can be seen quickly wiping and cleaning a table as the customer waited and even helped him. What’s impressive is that even if the crew member only has one arm, he diligently finished his task and was even able to lift a tray full of plates and glasses.
Netizens were impressed with the PWD’s perseverance and commented that he should serve as an inspiration to others. Some also shared their experiences with several PWD employees in various establishments and lauded them in their willingness to work with PWDs.
In the Philippines, the inclusion of PWDs in the work force, particularly in the government has already been made it into law. The Republic Act (RA) No. 10524, An Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for PWDs, amending for the purpose RA No.7277 (Magna Carta for Persons with Disability) in April 2013, expanded employment opportunities for PWDs.
Under the law, government agencies shall reserve at least 1% of their regular and non-regular positions for PWDs. Private establishments with more than 100 employees are not required but they are strongly encouraged to hire PWDs. Several incentives are given to private companies for employing PWDs, including 25% additional deduction from the private corporation’s gross income of the total amount paid as salaries and wages to PWDs.
The video has gone viral with over 10,317 shares since posting.
You can watch the video from Clairey Magas Ocampo via Facebook page: