Fruits of Labour

Fruits of Labour: “When I was a student, managing my studies while working as a part-time GrabFood delivery rider was not easy. My classes started in the morning and ended at noon. From school, I headed straight to work that lasted till midnight. While I wanted to spend time studying for my exams, I was often too tired by the end of the day. Sometimes I doubted whether I could achieve my dream of completing my studies. I thought this dream of graduation was not for me, but my mother encouraged me to keep on going. So I worked hard. When I graduated and went up on stage to receive my diploma, I was so  happy, the feeling was out-of-this-world. I told myself, ‘this is it – the fruit of all my hard work and sacrifices.’” – Mark Jayson Osita, Philippines

 

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

Komsan Chiyadis

GrabFood delivery-partner, Thailand

COVID-19 has dealt an unprecedented blow to the tourism industry, affecting the livelihoods of millions of workers. One of them was Komsan, an assistant chef in a luxury hotel based in the Srinakarin area.

As the number of tourists at the hotel plunged, he decided to sign up as a GrabFood delivery-partner to earn an alternative income. Soon after, the hotel ceased operations.

Komsan has viewed this change through an optimistic lens, calling it the perfect opportunity for him to embark on a fresh journey after his previous job. Aside from GrabFood deliveries, he now also picks up GrabExpress jobs. It can get tiring, having to shuttle between different locations, but Komsan finds it exciting. And mostly, he’s glad to get his income back on track.