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    ^ I am lucky. I have two places with "dibs" on me when i retire, and a number of other options. All work related. I could not even imagine having nothing. I would be dead in a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Before retiring one should ask themselves what they will do to have fun and stay busy?
    Yup, you have to do something "satisfying" with your time. Of course you can always fall back on practicing elbow flexing and bending.

    Nothing like seeing a couple of retirees sampling today's brewery selections for breakfast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Yup, you have to do something "satisfying" with your time
    Masturbation does the trick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    The 400k is for a person married to a Thai and working is allowed (with a WP etc).
    A foreigner working in Thailand on a marriage visa, are you sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Masturbation does the trick for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    A foreigner working in Thailand on a marriage visa, are you sure?
    Yes. I am. You can be here on marriage visa and work if you have a work permit.

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    A WP can be granted on pretty much all Non-Imm visas, except the Non-Imm Ed based on education.

    It isn't the norm, and you may have to explain it, then insist on it being possible at the local offices, as most will only be used to dealing with Non-B's.

    The Permission of Temporary Stay should be extended to the end of your contract with 90 day reports to the local immigration office - no in/out 90 day visa runs. That's working illegally.

    When the contract ends, you'd generally be given 7 days grace to sort yer shite out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Really? Surely the 800k is for retirement, single or married, where working is not allowed. The 400k is for a person married to a Thai and working is allowed (with a WP etc).
    Nope. I retired in Thailand in 2004. 400k in the bank and no work permit.
    It was a PITA at immigration because they didn't think that I should be retired at 44 years old, but thats what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    Nope. I retired in Thailand in 2004. 400k in the bank and no work permit.
    It was a PITA at immigration because they didn't think that I should be retired at 44 years old, but thats what it was.
    So you retired on a marriage visa and you were allowed to work but chose not to? Or were the rules just different then?

    I'm sue nowadays one has to be 50 years old to qualify for a visa/extension of stay based on retirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    So you retired on a marriage visa and you were allowed to work but chose not to? Or were the rules just different then?

    I'm sue nowadays one has to be 50 years old to qualify for a visa/extension of stay based on retirement.
    Nev,
    I don't think Tiz is saying to immigration he retired. He applied and received a marriage Visa. I am here using a marriage Visa and am retired now. If you are 50 and older you can apply for a Retirement visa. You can be any age and married to a Thai and apply for a marriage Visa as long as you have the financial means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    retired at 44 years old
    Crikey that's quite young to have retired. Good for you I guess, what's the secret??

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    You can be any age and married to a Thai and apply for a marriage Visa as long as you have the financial means.
    The Non-O is really a kind of 'family' visa rather than a marriage visa. Same one is used if you are here based on your child while unmarried.

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    ^ I just received my 33rd WP based upon my parental/ guardian visa.

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    I thought you were 'awarded' them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I thought you were 'awarded' them.
    You are confused again Simple although receiving or being awarded a WP is much the same end result.

    My official awards are the PM Sponsored "Thai Product of the Year" award of which I have received two.

    I will not mention my Japanese Industry Awards because that would just drive you deeper into your jealous abyss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    You are confused again


    That was the word you used for getting your work permit.

    All that booze is affecting your memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    I am over 60 and was awarded a work permit to work in Thailand by the Thai Government.
    Last edited by cyrille; 16-11-2018 at 10:36 AM.

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    ^ Oh I forget to mention the patents I have been awarded Simple. Another one just reached publishing status / public domain so another notch in my belt.

    Just to make your day!

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    Hey, that's nothing.

    I've been awarded some digestive biscuits to eat while watching the cricket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    A WP can be granted on pretty much all Non-Imm visas, except the Non-Imm Ed based on education.

    It isn't the norm, and you may have to explain it, then insist on it being possible at the local offices, as most will only be used to dealing with Non-B's.

    The Permission of Temporary Stay should be extended to the end of your contract with 90 day reports to the local immigration office - no in/out 90 day visa runs. That's working illegally.

    When the contract ends, you'd generally be given 7 days grace to sort yer shite out.
    The 7 day grace is for those with a permission to stay extension based on working... and working for a BOI company, working for a non BOI company you have until midnight to get the fuck out or sort a 7 day extension.

    If married it is far better to get the permission to stay extension based on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    I've been awarded some digestive biscuits to eat while watching the cricket.
    Gotta be better then the Humble Pie you get awarded on a daily bases hey Simple?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    The Non-O is really a kind of 'family' visa rather than a marriage visa.
    Agreed. I use marriage because that's what I am living here using. But "family" is the proper term.

    Back to the topic, retiring is not for everyone. Some folks absolutely want to, desire and need work to feel complete, validate themselves and of course the need for money. Whatever works and I respect and understand it.

    Interestingly I currently have an offer in the works from a US company to over see operations here but in a more technical role versus the exec role and I am confident I will decline. The location is better then I had in Korat but still SOS for the most part. I quite like my peaceful life and not being back in the world of dealing with people, office politics and ego's, problems, meetings, reports, revenue expectations, conf calls at god awful times etc etc. I like getting up every day and it being different and of course having a cocktail anytime I feel like it as every day is a Friday.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I quite like my peaceful life and not being back in the world of dealing with people, office politics and ego's, problems, meetings, reports, revenue expectations, conf calls at god awful times etc etc.
    Hear, hear... love it, no responsibilities, no timelines, no deadlines, no schedules, no EOM's, no quarter recaps, no evaluations, no one breathing down my neck, no "stupid" questions, no alarm clocks, no telephone calls, no emergencies, no production delays, no quotas, no downtime, no dead time, no interruptions, and none of the long, long line of etc's

    I just can't figure out how I survived with my sanity semi-intact, if I only knew then what I know now, I would have retired a dozen years ago...

    Live' the life and Lovin' It - "boredom" don't know the meaning of the word

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Hear, hear... love it, no responsibilities, no timelines, no deadlines, no schedules, no EOM's, no quarter recaps, no evaluations, no one breathing down my neck, no "stupid" questions, no alarm clocks, no telephone calls, no emergencies, no production delays, no quotas, no downtime, no dead time, no interruptions, and none of the long, long line of etc's

    I just can't figure out how I survived with my sanity semi-intact, if I only knew then what I know now, I would have retired a dozen years ago...
    We did it and kept at it for a host of reasons. Money was probably #1 to provide for oneself and family later. Of course encompassed in that is paying a mortgage, home owners ins, car payments, auto insurance, property tax, cable, gas, electric, food, medical insurance, clothes, etc etc. It kept us just moving forward because...well... it had too. Cannot quit. everything would be lost.

    I had some OUTSTANDING technical positions at start ups that went public. they were a blast. Some how later I was moved to run operations. Never cared for upper management. Money was great, the people not so much. I would have loved to had stayed in the engineering segment. Far more rewarding. Anyway, Paid my dues. Started planning my exit around 40 with a goal of 50, achieved it at 48. Stayed out for awhile then got lured back in, then retired again only to be lured back in. Each time my threshold for asshats was less and less. This is why I will pass on the opportunity. Just cannot see myself living my life in weekends and holidays ever again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Some how later I was moved to run operations. Never cared for upper management. Money was great, the people not so much. I would have loved to had stayed in the engineering segment.
    Myself, engineer, operations, military trained, get the job done, and I was damn good at it, so copious quantities of cash to keep me happy. Upper management, offered and refused by choice, can not and will not tolerate the synthetic smiles, back-stabbing, finger-pointing, credit-stealing greedy assholes that inhabit the conference rooms, so, I stuck with the machinery, far better and much more honorable dealings.

    Anyway, my life played out, in a word, "successfully" - wouldn't really change a thing, but, when I do look back and reflect, never really any decisions had to be made, my options and the paths I chose always seemed to be fairly well laid out in front of me. When a career path decision was required, the best path did seem pretty clear. I did pass up considerable amounts of cash for personal reasons. But, I've got plenty to pay the bills and more than enough to last me. A game well played. No Regrets.

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    ...^so many successful retirees posting here: puts to shame the sundry pie sellers, toad catchers, fat cnuts and artificial inseminators we so frequently see...

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