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    Working in Japan

    On a recent visit to the Thai girlfriends mothers a neighbors daughter and her boyfriend popped in to see my girlfriend , they told my girlfriend that they both had just returned from getting their first Thai passports they both were 19 years old . The story told to my girlfriend was that they both and an older uncle had been offered job's in Japan and had to obtain a passport , the company arranging the work in Japan had assured them all that they would be earning around 40,000 Baht a month each. The girl would be working as a house maid and the boyfriend and uncle would be working as building site labourers .


    They all each needed to place a 30,000 Baht deposit with the company arranging the work , on receiving the deposit the company would arrange a one way air ticket and a tourist visa for Japan , which according to the company would be made into a work visa later .

    Once the 30,000 Baht deposit was handed over to the company , after one week the worker could ask for an advance of one months money ( 40,000 Baht ) even before they had set foot in Japan.

    This story was told to me after my girlfriend and my self had arrived back home so I did not get chance to ask any questions , like who pays for food and accommodation in Japan , what's the length of stay , who pays the air ticket back to Thailand Etc. To me some thing does just not sit right with this work arrangement , but my girlfriend said that every thing was above board and fine .

    Could it be a genuine ?
    If you whistle at night snakes will come to your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyBoy
    Once the 30,000 Baht deposit was handed over to the company , after one week the worker could ask for an advance of one months money ( 40,000 Baht ) even before they had set foot in Japan.
    I think the "too good to be true..." routine catches a lot of thais.

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    sounds a bit bit dodgy! talking of dodgy, hows that come over of yours jimmy?

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    There's a sucker born every minute. 3 in this case.

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    They should have work permits before they go.

    Its particularly dangerous for a young woman to go to Japan without a secured job and work permit. Too easy to get trapped into prostitution.

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    This is a job, the employer should pay all the fees. If you have to pay money up front that's usually a scam indicator.

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