having spoken to a uni in the uk, they told me my wifes bachelor degree from here was the equivalent to the first year of a BA in the uk.Originally Posted by Reg Young
she spent 4 year doing her degree. if we had gone to the uk as originally planed she would have needed to do another 3 years at uni there to allow her do do something other than wash pots in a thai restaurant.
i was refereing to cash turn over jv, not staff. i find it incredible that this company is paying the staff the small amount they do when they are making so much moneyOriginally Posted by jointventure
And they're Buddhists too!i find it incredible that this company is paying the staff the small amount they do when they are making so much money
banging the gong...
DTK you obviously understand the duality of thai mentality thing that bothers me so!
the longer i live here the more confused i become, i am hoping the day will come when i stop thinking about it
Those that want to read whatever they can want all freedoms, but have to understand they can have freedom, but it must be within the law.
We have a friend with a masters in biology who was only being paid 7000 baht plus a one room apartment to lecture in biology at a well known BKK university. So she left and now has an executive job with a major resort and gets 20,000 plus an apartment and car and food allowance.
Another friend is a senior lecturer with a govt university which only offers Thai staff 15,000 baht plus a 10,000 baht housing allowance - and she says that's fairly high for Thais (farangs get more).
As someone said, how do people pay for all those new cars and pickups running around? No wonder the place is said to be swash with consumer debt.
If 6 of the 7 dwarves were not Happy, does that prove that dwarves are generally an unhappy lot?
You got that right, the banks have been handing out credit cards like candy and Ive yet to meet a Thai that really understood the hole theyve dug for themselves.Originally Posted by MikeS
In a year or so this countries financial institutions are going to be up shits creek.
Girlfriend works in a 5* hotel. Has a lot of restaurant experience and is old for thai standards -in terms of hospitality and tourism (34) -as a supervisor in a Japanese rest. -speaks good English and fair Japanese -earns between 18 -24 thou. amonth depending on hotel service charge. Comparatively well-paid probably -but after 4.5 years in Ireland she's occassionally unhappy with it. It's not so much the money but the deference one has to show to 'superiors'. Even without my income she'd have a decent financial standard of living but it galls her to have to smile when she feels like saying 'f*** off'. She told her old boss in Ireland to p*ss off when required and reqularly it was -but he'd eventually realise he was being a prick and treat her like a human being. I think sometimes I (we) forget that we've a lot more in common than what divides us culturally -pass the incense.
Is doiligh an drochrud a mharu.
I hear you, the Hotel industry is a tuff gig, and I have a lot of respect for the people that do it well.Originally Posted by Mac Donn
Its funny, the more stars the more bitter the guests seem to be.
Dont get angry mate but why is her salary so low in a 5 star hotel? A former private student who has a vocational college degree works at the Sheraton Royal Orchid as a airconditioning tech, he gets 14,000 baht a month for a 45 hour week. But works 50 so he gets 16,000. His share of the income pool is never below 6,000 baht a month and higher Dec, Jan, Feb, and March.
He barely speaks english but tries damn hard and is 25 years old.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
Sometimes money seems to buy nothing -but arrogance.
My post was edited to the correct downward figure after calling my buddy Pou.
Thanks 8:25 pm
Interesting aging one but what the f*ck is your point? seriously the first time you responded to me was negative and so was it the second -am i lying? tell you what -why don't me and you agree to ignore each other otherwise your going start crying and deleting your own messages again -cheers.
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After rereading your post -because I'm bored -she doesn't have a formal education after 16 -a grafter -is that okay. Here your a freakin munchkin -but don't get angry.
Calm down mate!Originally Posted by Mac Donn
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The point being Mac Don your girlfriend is being underpaid. I am chair of the English for Tourism and Hotel Management classes at my uni so I do know the going rate for wages.
There is a high labor turnover rate in BKK hotels, I suggest you encourage your girfriend to find a better postion.
Originally Posted by JointVenture
If that's true (I think highly unlikely) then that must include serious tips.
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no Interior Minister of Thailand's son.