“I want to be just like a boss.”
Suzette de la Cruz
By: Hanyang Wu & Guifang Chen
HONG KONG (2019) – Suzette de la Cruz, 27, came to Hong Kong as a domestic helper in early 2018 after applying for a job through an agency in the Philippines.
She works 15 hours every day on a full-time contract in a Chinese family and a part-time contract for an elderly person.
Suzette said she plans to run a fast-food restaurant in her home country to become financially independent.
“For me, I want to be free,” she said. “I want to be just like a boss sometimes so that I can manage my time, I can manage my life.”