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Need Advice: Starve to Death on the Street or Go to Jail?

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Sorry in advance, this is a dark post.

 

So I've been a digital nomad in CM for a few years. Recently lost my job, and in a real tight pinch.

Have been overstay now for a few months, because of money problems.

Down to the last few baht. So my question is:

 

What should I do? I'm a very capable with computers, but can't seem to find online work now.

 

Considering just turning myself in to get deported back to USA. At least can eat, right?

Do they give food to you in jail?

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Sounds to me like you need a go fund me page. You should be able to set it up if you really are any good with computers. If that doesn't work just spend your life on the run and create some cool video content to share amongst your followers. 

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If you get to an international airport with a valid onward ticket, you will be fined 20k bath max and be free to go. You'll still have to pay for your ticket if you go to jail first, but then it will be a lot more complicated and expensive to go. Try to get the money somehow instead.

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Not a pleasant predicament, but you do have my sympathy.

I have sent you a PM with a suggestion and a contact for online work.

Turning yourself in when you don't have the 20,000 baht fine and the airline ticket home means you can expect a lengthy stay in Immigration detention until a friend or family comes up with the money.

Once you are back in funds, the situation is still grim, but a whole lot better than going to IDC broke,. You can go to the airport, pay the fine and leave without delay, albeit with a temporary blacklist from returning.

Yes, they do have food there, but if you don't have money to supplement what is on offer, you are again in a dark spot.

Had a few tough times in the past, but worked through it, so wish you the best.

The OP's IP address resolves to Chiang Mai, so he does not appear to be an offshore troll.

Constructive comments, not unwanted judgment please people.

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Can't be that bad if he is desperate but not replying

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Take a look at the DN C.M. FB group. I just saw the other day many people posting several websites where they are getting a lot of work.

 

Yeah, as the others said, I would avoid IDC at all costs. Get some work, raise some Baht, and get to the Airport.

 

Best of luck.

 

 

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Being a digital nomad, you never had a job with a proper visa and work permit, didn't pay any taxes. 

So suck it up and get what you deserve.

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How does a digital jypo lose a job?

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U have to stay in jail until someone can buy u a ticket I read.  Maybe years?  What happens if farang can not buy a ticket after years?  Anyone know?

 

 

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This is bullshiat. The title offers only two options when there are significant others. Asking “Do they give you food in jail?” Shows a level of ignorance hard to believe.

Also just a little research shows turning yourself in does not get you deported unless you have money to pay fine and buy your ticket. People have spent years in IDC. Easy info to find, this person is not competent with computers having had months to work on the problem.




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You should write a blog post or whatever it is people like you try to write in an effort to make money.  In it, detail how little money you made, how you probably did not have any proper medical insurance, probably did not have any proper accident or travel insurance.  Detail how you skirted the visa rules, and were always looking over your back dreading the day when you would be discovered on over stay. Detail why you don't have a return/round trip ticket, how you got to Thailand in the first place, etc.   Maybe somebody will toss some money your way. 

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45 minutes ago, Bill97 said:

This is bullshiat. The title offers only two options when there are significant others. Asking “Do they give you food in jail?” Shows a level of ignorance hard to believe.

Also just a little research shows turning yourself in does not get you deported unless you have money to pay fine and buy your ticket. People have spent years in IDC. Easy info to find, this person is not competent with computers having had months to work on the problem.




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lol good one

 

They spend years?  What happens if no one buys a ticket?  Life sentence?

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Just get down to boots and buy some make up and hang outside a salon and make your own wig. Get on thaifriendly and just run with it. I did and 5 years later I'm still getting sponsored after just 4 months of video chats. Funds have dwindled lately because my clients were older guys but it's still 100k baht a year and I'm 34 so no spring chick, I'm married now so it would be even cheaper to start up since I could use her makeup

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4 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

So suck it up and get what you deserve.

I'm not challenging your opinion, but I'm just curious to hear what you think he deserves. 

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