Strengths and weaknesses are focal points of human lives. One would be better, or worse, in a certain aspect of his life than others. In terms of working skills, which are often the same as life skills, there are two broad types of work: low-skill work and high-skill work. What we usually see is that people with higher skills, meaning people with a decent education, get sufficient, if not excessive, salary from the companies or institutions they work for.
Persons with higher skills and ability might have a larger share of job opportunities. Those with more advanced skills have greater assets under their belts than others when applying to an office that have some open spots to fill in. Often times these people will also have a higher chance to move upward and get a better position in their workplaces. And what happens to people with only low, basic skills? They often become marginalized when they try to apply for certain jobs. Jobs for them are usually low-paying jobs that require a lot of physical strengths such as maid, gardener, driver, cleaning service, office boy, factory worker, etc. This is also the case for migrant workers. You often see some expatriates graduated from good universities around the world work in a country that is not their home country. While they enjoy the privileges as white-collar workers, some others are not that fortunate and simply work on less-privileged sectors. Take a look at those migrant workers from Indonesia who work in Malaysia or the Middle East. Most of them are low skilled and only work as nannies and construction workers.
A movie released in 2005, Goal! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0380389/) brings us the story of a migrant worker who illegally crosses the border of US and Mexico as a child with his family. As a young man, he ends up helping his father doing landscaping work during the day and working as a bus boy in a Chinese restaurant at night. Yet he never leaves behind his keenness of soccer and eventually he makes his way to become a professional and successful soccer player.
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