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    Hi y'all

    I am travelling to thailand in sept to do my teaching course but was wondering about other jobs in thailand.

    I was previously a estate agent (real estate if u a yank) for three years and wondered if anyone had aquired a job in one of the many agencies in thailand selling homes to forgeiners. I previously lived in koh samui and there were four agencies - most dealing with us and german clients

    any advice would be welcome or if anyone has achieved this pls advise.

    thanks in advance

    adam

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    Re: Other types of jobs

    Quote Originally Posted by belfastadam
    ... selling homes to forgeiners.
    Are these the same as forgers?

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    So you're not interested in teaching, then?

    I wonder why you're moving to Thailand. :twogirls:

    Don't mean to give you a hard time, but....

    I am travelling to thailand in sept to do my teaching course but was wondering about other jobs in thailand.
    Doesn't sound like you're diving into your new career training exactly wholeheartedly!

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    I am interested in teaching but the salaries are not great, i was actually wondering if i could work for an agency part time or at wkends to sub my living

    I know of people who have done the same in spain and france and wondered if poss in thailand.

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    BA, welcome to the board.

    What kind of agency are you talking about?

    Are you talking about p/t teaching gigs?

    If so, it's absolutely possible, but don't go through an "agent".

    Then there are modelling agencies. They pay damn well. I know

    a fellow who's been in print and on TV quite a bit, and it supplements

    his small teacher's salary quite nicely.

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    belfastadam, you posted the same thing in the Teaching forum, but one forum is enough, and this is probably the better one, especially since you're asking about non-teaching work.

    Any work (even menial and voluntary and part time and lousy work) requires a work permit, and at least non-teaching jobs have ridiculously high monthly salary levels to qualify, depending on your nationality.

    Thai law forbids you, generally, to do any work that a Thai could do. Thais can sell real estate. The guy who criticized you for misspelling foreigner was pedantic; it's not an easy word to spell. "Farang" is easier.

    Good luck. You need to think this through some more before coming seven time zones across the world (if you're in Belfast).
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    The property ownership laws were amended in May, you are going to see a hell of alot less foreign property agents soon. No shell companies.
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    There are a couple of farangs advertising real estate in the back of the Bangkok Post everyday. If they are succesful or not I cannot say but they might be able to answer any questions you might have better than asking people who are working in the teaching industry.

    Easy to spot enough but I'm not sure what kind of profits they are pulling. Feast or famine kind of job if you ask me.

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    With the changes to Thai property law the people you are speaking of may soon be hurting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deaner
    There are a couple of farangs advertising real estate in the back of the Bangkok Post everyday. If they are succesful or not I cannot say but they might be able to answer any questions you might have better than asking people who are working in the teaching industry.

    Easy to spot enough but I'm not sure what kind of profits they are pulling. Feast or famine kind of job if you ask me.
    I know someone who worked for ( probably the one you are talking about ) one of them and by all accounts it was a fairly high pressured sales job. Some of the selling clients had unrealistically high selling price expectations - you know the story, a house doesnt sell for 6 months so the owner increases the price to cover the loss! - the boss wasnt that keen on dropping prices either as that cut into his commission.

    If thats your personality and background it may suit. Dont expect a work permit on your first day though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBlondie
    Any work (even menial and voluntary and part time and lousy work) requires a work permit, and at least non-teaching jobs have ridiculously high monthly salary levels to qualify, depending on your nationality
    Unless you work for the BC or a governmenty place

    Also minimum wage does not stop you getting a WP per se, rather it stops them extending your Visa (so can get a WP but may well need to run every 90 days). 50K for Brits and Europeans I think, 60K for Americans and I think Aussies and possibly Japenese people??? (Can check).


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