Bangkok Podcast: Finding A Job In Bangkok

2017-10-18T21:48:01+07:00January 17th, 2011|Bangkok Podcast Season 1, Expat Experiences|7 Comments

Bangkok Podcast 36: Finding a job in Bangkok

On this episode, Tony and Greg discuss the ins and outs of finding a job in Thailand. A lot of people – after a vacation full of fun and frivolity – think that moving to Thailand will be a sure way to leave the rat race and live a life of blissful utopia. However, while working in Thailand is still (in our opinion) an infinitely better and more interesting experience than working at home, the truth of the matter that working here is not the endless party many want it to be.

Office politics, rush hour, overdue bills and looming deadlines are inescapable truths to any job, and Thailand is no different. On top of that, there are things such as work permits and the lack of social safety nets to consider. Tony and Greg talk a bit about this, as well as the best places and methods to find jobs here, including a discussion on the most popular route into the Thai workforce – teaching English.

Tony also tells us about his recent illness, and Greg recounts the horrifying day in High School he had to be sent home because of chicken pox.

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  1. Jack January 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Great show..I’m a regular follower of your show since the beginning….please do not take swine flu shots…it has mercury and other chemicals which are not been tested properly. Many folks have died using the flue vaccine…please do some more research

    • Tony January 18, 2011 at 1:00 am - Reply

      I’ve never had a flu shot and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve had the flu. Either I’m just really lucky or the flu shot is not that necessary.

  2. Mr. T January 28, 2011 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Love the podcast guys, please keep it up.

    I especially enjoyed this particular episode. Since it is such a huge topic, please consider revisiting this topic with a focus on specific issues. As someone who has lived and worked in Thailand before for several years (though I have returned to the states), I would be interested in knowing more in depth about some of the more “arcane” issues that are not often discussed in popular blogs or forums.

    For example, is there a retirement system for foreign nationals in Thailand? What is your sense of how much is needed for a comfortable retirement in Thailand? How about health insurance? Although these topics do come up sometime on some of the expat forums out there, the discussion can get so toxic at times it makes those sorts of places sort of unreliable and unpleasant to read or follow. On the other hand, the BKK podcast is both fun, positive, and informative.

    Again, please keep it up guys.

    • Greg January 30, 2011 at 12:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Mr. T, we’re glad you like listening. It is a pretty huge topic to cover, although something like “Retirement in Thailand” would be a good one to get into. We’ll have a think about it!

  3. Carl - Web Courses Bangkok February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm - Reply

    Well any web designers are welcome to come to Thailand and take one of the jobs on Web Jobs Bangkok.

  4. vishnu February 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    how can i get ajob in bangkok

  5. Eva Dianita March 5, 2011 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Wow! Thanks for the great post….

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