View Poll Results: Have you left Thailand or going to leave?

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  • Yes I have left, maybe come back for holidays

    8 19.51%
  • I am about to leave, maybe come back for holidays

    4 9.76%
  • I have left never to return

    0 0%
  • I am about to leave never to return

    1 2.44%
  • Not sure yet but aint liking the way things are

    9 21.95%
  • I love it here, cheap pussy

    19 46.34%
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    Who is leaving Thailand?

    It seems that there is a mass exoduss of farangs leaving Thailand, many have had enough of foking around with visas, many have had enough of working for thai companies, so are you going to leave?

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    I'm not even there yet and you're all leaving, am i really that bad?

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    I might return to the uk at the start of summer next year and buy a house to develop. As a relative youngster I dont like the fact that its very hard to find a decent job here and with the stock market in dissarray, making money from that is becoming a real challenge for me these days.

    Are there fewer tourists coming here these days or is it just the expats who are buggering off?

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    I left in October 2006 after 16 years in Thailand but the reason was our son's education. If it wasn't for my son, I'd be back in a flash !!

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    i left because i am still young and have no capital behind me. Whilst it is not hard to earn enough money to have a good standard of life in thailand there is no real way of saving enough to move back to the uk if the matter arose.
    Currently I am working in England for the next few years to try to get that "safety" capital so that i can return to LOS

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    Will be moving back to Australia for the kids education maybe in 4 years.
    There are farang guys now moving to isaan tring to start businesses and are dropping like flies.
    Which is good as far to many knobs around at the moment

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    I've still got one year left on my contract.

    If they offer me another I'll sign it like a shot.

    Love my job here.

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    I left, depending on the job I might come back.

    But then again, I didn't actually have to work with too many Thai's or Thai management.

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    I'm planning on leaving, just still waiting on some fooking paperwork to be sent through from the UK, soon as i receive that settlement visa application will be handed in and provided it's granted, i will have a quick trip up to Buriram then be on the next plane out of here. Expecting a huge culture shock as i haven't even set foot in the UK since 2002 and that was only for a week up in Inverness for my Gramps funeral.

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    thailand is home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
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    Now that would be a culture shock.

    I was born in Dingwall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock View Post
    I've still got one year left on my contract.

    If they offer me another I'll sign it like a shot.

    Love my job here.
    Yes he has a superb cubicle.

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    A lot leaving, but also know a few planning to settle. Definitely the Thai economy has not yet hit bottoms, so expect more to leave, especially all those get rich quick real estate developers that are crying poor now.

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    I've got no ambition to leave, but I may get responsible and decide to top up my nest egg, in which case it's balls to the wall, Singapore, Tokyo or HK most likely. I'm hoping my equity in a company will pay out a nice lump sum at some stage, but if it doesn't I should get back on the treadmill for a few years.
    probes Aliens

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    i leave friday morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    Yes he has a superb cubicle.
    You've been in in, higher walls than the regular staff and twice the size. Two guest chairs and 2 computers.

    It is still a cubicle however, and you've never let me forget that have you?

    Open plan sucks.

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    But then again, I didn't actually have to work with too many Thai's or Thai management.
    Nothing wrong with working with the Thais. Lovely people. Management though can be another story.

    Why would you want to come back though, the Indonesian missus would want to come here?

    Doesn't work the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I've got no ambition to leave, but I may get responsible and decide to top up my nest egg, in which case it's balls to the wall...
    Same. It'll be back to Korea or Japan. I have to think about retirement at some stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Why would you want to come back though, the Indonesian missus would want to come here?
    as I said, if I found the right job.

    Missus is happy to move. She's worked in KL before and her current company does have o/s offices. not sure about bkk though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcock
    Doesn't work the other way.
    as I found out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    as I said, if I found the right job.
    I'm sure Noony would give you a job if you 'fine-tuned' your CV a little bit.

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    Im staying for now.
    Cant say whats going to happen over the next few years though. Im not really aware of any mass exodus but those who leave will be replaced in part by the next wave of 20-40 year olds and coffin dodgers who come here on holiday and think theyve found paradise.

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    Interesting. I have just renewed my one year visa ( working ) Last year it was # 23774 this year #24793. Done on the same day, same office. Nearly a thousand more issued, some people are staying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedwalk
    i leave friday morning
    See you soon for a drink or two !!

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    have not really noticed people leaving. I would say less is coming. Anyhooter I am here for the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Quote: Originally Posted by kingwilly as I said, if I found the right job. I'm sure Noony would give you a job if you 'fine-tuned' your CV a little bit.
    Not a bad idea, I like the idea of living in CM.

    Can you help me 'fine-tune' my CV then?

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    Another 2 or 3 years here, might go Singapore opening an office there if things are under control there, they are also suffering from property speculation, don't want to be caught in that,

    Singapore stock market hasn't been doing too good either actually,

    Thailand is still a good compromise, it's much worse out there, even in Europe, which is very annoying

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