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    Are locals leaving Bangkok ?

    I had 2 companies doing business with me that called recently and told me they could no longer deliver the goods I ordered because their staff have all left and return their country.

    One is a furniture shop, ordered dozens of pieces from them in the past, never a problem, the other is a gardener that rotate the trees in my office (trees doesn't do well with AC)

    In recent weeks, I have noticed a lot of bargirls going home and not returning to Bangkok, saying life too expansive here.

    And today, while shopping at HomeMart and HomePro, I saw many job posting sign looking for all kind of employees, with one ad looking for as many 50 employees for their construction material business (mostly sales and clerk).

    So what's going on ? Is life too expansive in Bangkok for the locals or price of rice becoming the new gold for the Isaan natives ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I have noticed a lot of bargirls going home and not returning to Bangkok, saying life too expansive here.
    Yeah like they were living on their own dime anyway

    Interesting observations though, most farangs have less money to spend thanks to the Dollar weakeness. Inflation must be rampant.
    Oil hit over 125$ yesterday.
    It aint good right now, thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin
    Oil hit over 125$ yesterday.
    that's not stopping traffic jam here though, and the idiots still don't know how to regulate their speed so they can save gas, like we are taught in driving school back in the civilized world

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    Isn't this the time of year, ( after the ploughing ceremony) that they go back home to help plant the fields?

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    ^ you hit the nail on the head. The high season is over so time to head back to the farm and help out there.

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    Plus, Cobra Gold in Korat. Lots of US military to milk....

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    ^ its not really milk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I had 2 companies doing business with me that called recently and told me they could no longer deliver the goods I ordered because their staff have all left and return their country.

    One is a furniture shop, ordered dozens of pieces from them in the past, never a problem, the other is a gardener that rotate the trees in my office (trees doesn't do well with AC)

    In recent weeks, I have noticed a lot of bargirls going home and not returning to Bangkok, saying life too expansive here.

    And today, while shopping at HomeMart and HomePro, I saw many job posting sign looking for all kind of employees, with one ad looking for as many 50 employees for their construction material business (mostly sales and clerk).

    So what's going on ? Is life too expansive in Bangkok for the locals or price of rice becoming the new gold for the Isaan natives ?
    You are just trying to hide from the fact that you cant even pull in a brothel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    In recent weeks, I have noticed a lot of bargirls going home and not returning to Bangkok, saying life too expansive here.
    Yeah, maybe for the bargirls, life in Bangkok is too 'expansive', and they have to go home to give it time to unexpand.

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    The planting season coupled with a lot of local elections and festivals have brought a lot home. Hard to believe I know but a very small percentage of the up country folks working in Bangkok are in the bar business. Inflation is high and wages have remained fairly constant so for many it is no longer worth working in Bangkok. If one can't send money home to help support family then why stay in Bangkok?
    Last edited by Norton; 11-05-2008 at 07:11 PM.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    ^^^^Just get one of these onsite at the base. 4 Marines to one unit. And portable so it can be taken out in the field. The contents of the bucket can also be onsold to porn movie directors.


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