400 pounds after landing? 20 thousand Baht? Not enough. Plain and simple.
Heading over with so little cash is a big mistake.
This is it... The apocalypse.
waiting to happen.
Sorry OP but it's not just the practicalities of your current situation that are an issue, it's also your general attitude. If you were set up financially and could balance the lifestyle you are talking about (beach parties etc.) with the professionalism you claim you can bring to the job then that's no problem, but there are red flags in nearly all your posts: you seem like a dreamer, a risk-taker in a bad way, you're young which should be an advantage but the lack of interest in responsibility, either professionally or in terms of finances and lifestyle... these are all warning signs.
I am writing this sitting around the corner from the spot where last week a westerner jumped off a tall building because he ran out of money. Thai people enjoy checking out a nice mess on the tarmac, nobody will give a shit about you here if you eff it up.
Posts where you ask if you can just do 6 months and will you have to sign for a whole year show how naive or divorced from reality you are.
Bottom line is you need to take the plan for both your job and your lifestyle more seriously. Mummy and daddy's degree certificate wall will be a long way away once you come here. Judging by your posts so far I can only hope your parents will be able to bail you out if necessary.
Re-read Mister T's post and think about this more practically. Get your head out of this extended holiday crap and base your PLAN on practicalities first and foremost, the holiday stuff can easily fall into place around that.
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pretty sure op is trolling
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
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But we've stuck with it.
That was the whole point in the questions duh, I've never sorted an apartment in Thailand so how am I supposed to know how much deposit you pay and that you pay for a month upfront? All I know from backpacking is that £1300 lasted 7 weeks on the islands and a week in Chiang Mai which included visa, insurance and a couple of internal flights so I thought (rightly or wrongly) that £400 living in a Bangkok shoebox might sort me out for a month
I'd go to Korea but imagine I'd hate the place where as I know Thailand and know that I enjoy it, plus have quite a few friends here. There's always ways if things don't work out but I admit I am quite reckless but seriously what's the worst that can realistically happen? I get mugged? Run out of money and end up teaching in China? End up working in Vang Vieng for food, booze and accommodation only?
The more I write the more fun it sounds, I believe all this negativity has only convinced me to go out and give it a shot. Might even write a blog so people can check out my days begging tourists for money and if worst happens selling wooden frogs
Ride your time and be patient. You could stay in Uk and work your nads off, save a bit and head over to Thailand in October ready for the November start and with a bit more cash behind you. At least 3 full months of saving and enough for when/if you do decide to continue to OZ.
I wanted to head over sooner and originally was going to have around £4k in total. Than I set a later date which has enabled me to already pay all my flights and other costs, leaving me with £2k to play with for my 2 month 'holiday' and another £7k if/when I decide to come back in September and get a job. It's not a massive amount but it will certainly give me piece of mind if I decide to head to another country. Now I look back, I'm so glad I waited as my £4k wouldn't have been enough. I could of made it enough but wouldn't have felt great about it.
Fair play for wanting to give it a crack, nobody should ever be knocked for that, but just imagine how great it would feel to have more than £400.
A rough break down in £s for a month until you first get paid.
Rent - 1 month upfront, £100 - 120
Deposit - anything from 2x to 4x monthly rent. £400
Food - £100 - 150
Mobile, Bills - £50 - £120
Transport - ?????
A beer watching the Olympic 100m final - ??????
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