Randy Sebastian gives inspiration to his fellow OFWs in Italy. He started as a receptionist and worked his way to becoming the owner of Ares Bed and Breakfast Inn in Rome.
The 30-year-old Batangueno worked three years as a receptionist. This made him realize the value of dedication, hard work and de
"Para makatulong sa family ko at magamit ang pinag-aralan ko para makipagcommunicate sa mga turista sa ibat ibang bansa syempre kailangan na marunong ka ng salita nila." Sebastian said.
At a young age, Sebastian finished his course in European and Cultural Language in La Sapienza University in Rome. Sebastian can speak six languages, including fluent Italian. He took over the whole operation and management of the bed and
breakfast this year.
"Nakita ng employer ko ang skills ko, determination, hardwork kaya inialok niya sa akin kung gusto ko na i-take over ang pagmamanage nitong kaya tinanggap ko ang offer. "
Sebastian said handling a business like the bed and breakfast inn is a big challenge especially since most of his clients are foreigners.
"Hindi madali kailangan na imonitor lahat ang pagbibigay serbisyo sa mga kliyente at imeet ang kanilang expectations,demands, lalo na sa mga competition at the same time maminimize ang expenses."
However, receiving good feedback from his clients has inspired him to continue the business.
"It's clean in the first place and the location is very good and the place is very nice," said a tourist Alexandra Kezic.
Aside from handling his own business, Sebastian is also a translator and interpreter at the Regional Trial Court in Rome.
(from a report by Jocelyn Ruiz-Roxas, ABS-CBN balitang Europe)