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    Could I get a decent job?

    I was wondering if I could get a job and if it would be easy or not.
    I am a C.N.C. Machinist in the U.S. I am currently a supervisor but I only supervise 2 people I have been in the trade for 17 years and have experience in just about all aspects of the Machining trade. I am 35 years old and still have a long ways to go until retirement. I have heard of the offshore oil drilling going on and I would think that they would reqire a person of my skills. I have no idea where to begin looking any help would be appreicated.
    Also have a lot of computer skills building, upgrading, repairing, etc. but no on the job experience. Always an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69 View Post
    I was wondering if I could get a job and if it would be easy or not.
    I am a C.N.C. Machinist in the U.S. I am currently a supervisor but I only supervise 2 people I have been in the trade for 17 years and have experience in just about all aspects of the Machining trade. I am 35 years old and still have a long ways to go until retirement. I have heard of the offshore oil drilling going on and I would think that they would reqire a person of my skills. I have no idea where to begin looking any help would be appreicated.
    Also have a lot of computer skills building, upgrading, repairing, etc. but no on the job experience. Always an option.

    BB, I don't think you have a big chance to come here and find a job - much better to apply with a farang company in farangland - think Chevron and others. That way you are kept as a foreign member and your salary will be quite different from what you can expect here with a local company!
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    Would think machinist would be on the list of thai only jobs. plenty of thai machinists around willing to work for $200 - $300 a month

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    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69
    I have heard of the offshore oil drilling
    that's a good start

    try contacting drilling companies

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    I think that some thaivisa members are in the offshore oil biz. You might want to try asking there.

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    Oil rigs do not have machine shops on board... The adage is to measure with a micrometer, mark it in chalk and cut it with a blow torch...

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    Thats a fact, they could at least tell you what outfits hire queers and which ones don't.

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    I employ about 20 Thai CNC machinists running vertical spindle, centre Lathes, Wire Cut and EDM machines and they earn between 10 > 20 thousand baht x 28 days per month. And these blokes are good so you could rule that one out because of costs mate.

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    Foreign CNC programmer can be a job over here, i know a few. If they leave the productivity and efficiency and and and just collapse...

    Most Thai technicians are afraid to take away metal as they were teached on how to do it with a single block of metal to be used for 150 students...

    But the best way to enter such a job is to apply from abroad !

    One way to find your boss could be posting for your availability in the different chamber of Commerce existing in Thailand...

    Good luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by forreachingme
    Foreign CNC programmer can be a job over here, i know a few. If they leave the productivity and efficiency and and and just collapse...
    Not eaxctly so and from my experience Forry but he may be able to get a job working for a machine supplier selling, teaching and training local technicians.

    Check with the Makino, Charlemille and other machining centre suppliers or the suppliers of cutters and carbide tips. I have a few mates who have made a fortune out here selling tooling in Asia.

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    Sell yourself as a consultant, not an operator, it works wonders.

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    EN may have a job for a trainee meat grinder operator soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by beazalbob69
    Could I get a decent job?
    Don't know what kind of job you looking for, but on the beach at night in Pattaya you should be able to score a pretty good blow job, lots of 'chicks with dicks' hang out there from what I read, but under no circumstances go to a room with them.
    See you got the '69' on your nic, they might be into some of that too.

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    ^ some of those 'chicks' could use a good tool sharpening as well, ideal job for the union machinist

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    Thereare no good jobs only servile low paid work for retired politicians who still believe all the bullshit.

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    thanks for the info guys! Some good ideas and some very very bad ones!

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