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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 00:32
bod

Job opportunity/advice regarding 14 year old boy

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Just want to help a friend of mine who's the mother of a boy that doesn't want to go to school anymore. He's almost 14 years old and the legal age to start working is 15. Are there any job opportunties? Other suggestions would be also be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

 

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There are barely any job opportunities for highly qualified people with degrees and PHDs here in Thailand especially in CM. What hope does a 15 year old with little schooling have?

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There are barely any job opportunities for highly qualified people with degrees and PHDs here in Thailand especially in CM. What hope does a 15 year old with little schooling have?
It will be a low end job. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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45 minutes ago, bod said:

a boy that doesn't want to go to school anymore

How many 14Yo's want to go to school?

If you want to help, educate the mother about education & job opportunities.  If he drops out now the best he will make is garbage collection/road sweeping if he is lucky.

Maybe a local bike garage as sweeper up while he might just learn a bit about bike repair.

PS; Is he from a village or Town/city?

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Put him to work in a rice field. He'll be begging to go back to school.

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Why does he not want to continue schooling?? Is he being bullied, or not succeeding at school?
Please try to encourage him to get a further education
He has a learning disability and doesn't get the attention he needs. He just sits in the classroom doing nothing.

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Sad...likely to depend on mom for support the remainder of her life...good luck to her.

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28 minutes ago, bod said:

It will be a low end job. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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He is 13 and has no say in it, get him to school. Don't help him to screw up his life.

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19 minutes ago, bod said:

He has a learning disability and doesn't get the attention he needs. He just sits in the classroom doing nothing.

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What sort of disability does he have?

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What sort of disability does he have?
He cannot focus or concentrate.

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25 minutes ago, bod said:

He has a learning disability and doesn't get the attention he needs. He just sits in the classroom doing nothing.

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What does he show aptitude for?

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What does he show aptitude for?
His mother told me he maybe would like to become a driver.

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May I also comment on your initial question.

 

It looks like a question from someone who is projecting Western norms on to a very different type of society. Why do I say that?

 

1. No-one here gives a shit about the law. If a 14-year-old works, nobody cares. This is not the West.

2. The job market here is much more limited in terms of progression than in the West. It is much harder to work your way up from the bottom here unless you are self-employed.

3. The income inequality and wealth distribution is one of the highest in the world. Both points 2 and 3 mean that you don't have many low-educated, manual workers here that own a house, 2 cars and have disposable income as you meet routinely in the West.

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