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    I am in Jail

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    On to the next chapter

    After nearly 10 years, I have taken a job outside of Thailand and will start next month. I will still be in Asia, only an hour flight away and the wife and kids are staying in Thailand for now, so I will be returning frequently, but still I approach my new position with mixed emotions.

    I really enjoy living in Thailand, it has been great.

    However, from a professional and financial standpoint, opportunities in other locations appear to be more attractive.

    Once gone, I don’t know if I will ever return on a full-time basis, although I do have a “plan” which will allow me to return in a few years in a way that is financially feasible.

    It has been a great ride, I have worked teaching English at a three-letter language school, as an area manager for an export company, as a business/economics instructor at numerous local universities and as a manager in an NGO. I have also done a bit of writing.

    Looking back at my start here, 220 an hour as an English teacher, I feel pretty good about what has come after. But, I made the decision it was time to move on.

    Anyway, Thailand, Thais, and expats, thanks for the ride, it has been the best chapter of my life so far.

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    Good luck with your new adventure.

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    Where you going?

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    ^Got to be Malaysia Laos or Cambodia, everything else is more than hour away.

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    Good luck.

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    Could be singers if he was in phuket to start with.

    Good choice to make decent cash at a low tax rate and still have the promised land within long weekend reach I have always thought.

    Anyway, good luck.

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    The cold, wet one
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    Good luck with the new job.

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    Best of luck...

    Sure can't be Laos, Burma, Cambodia....

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    More money, one hour flight, can only be Malaysia.
    A wild guess would be Penang.

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    Go for it !! ( and enjoy) Good luck !

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    AA,

    Keep us posted.

    And best of luck on the new situation.

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    I am in Jail

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    Heading to Vietnam, Saigon, so maybe a bit over an hour flight time, not sure. The job is actually slightly lower pay (because of the strength of the Euro, in which my current job pays, versus US dollars in which the new job pays) than I currently make here in Thailand. But over the long-term I think it is a good career move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accidental Ajarn
    Heading to Vietnam, Saigon, so maybe a bit over an hour flight time, not sure.
    So am I tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote: Originally Posted by Accidental Ajarn Heading to Vietnam, Saigon, so maybe a bit over an hour flight time, not sure. So am I tomorrow.
    What? you dont trust Airasia to get you ontime to Jakarta and back for a visa run??

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