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BANGKOK 18 June 2019 10:27
joe234234

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

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Being arrested and taken to court prior to deportation is usually much cheaper than the B20k max at the airport.

And the jail time? They do not arrest you, take you to court and deport you in a day. You are in jail waiting, sometimes for weeks even if you have a ticket.


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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, donnacha said:

Even someone who is not "capable with computers" can immediately earn money online. It might not be much, but getting enough money for food and digs is not an issue.


This guy is claiming that, as an American, as a native English-speaker, he is unable to pick up work writing marketing articles? Or talking to Chinese students on Skype?

There is simply no way that anyone calling themselves a digital nomad would not know at least a hundred other digital nomads desperately in need of content - the perennial problem is that they generally don't have the budget to pay the 20 cents and up per word that a good native speaker would charge, but they would all leap at the chance to pay 10 cents per word to someone who is not an Indian. 

The amount of work that the American economy alone is spinning off right now is incredible, I've never seen anything like it, it seems as if every business there is expanding as fast as they can, and that means every girl running her marketing business from Chiang Mia has more work than she has writers.

Even if he never actually gets out and socializes with other DMs, he would surely have seen all the posts by chancers on the Chiang Mai DM and expat Facebook groups offering writing gigs for 5 cents per word, or teaching English over Skype for $10 an hour.

Again, none of this will make your rich, but even morons on their first day in Chiang Mai are inundated with offers of shit work. There is a whole eco-system of scumbags feeding on newbie idiots or don't realize what their education and time is worth.

I have no idea what "capable with computers" means. Does he mean that he knows how to use a Web browser? Or that he can edit photos? Or design logos? Or fix a laptop?
 

 


So, "a few years", presumably enough time to pick up the sort of skills that an experienced DM would find useful. Does this mean he is able to write code?

I mean, if he even knows how to install WordPress plugins he could pick up any amount of "web design" work paying at least $20 a work. Actual coding of almost standard would earn him $40 - $60 per hour.
 

Wow. I find optimism in this worthy if not snarky read. 

I spent months in CM and saw a few "cyber work spaces" but had no idea there was such a demand.

Makes me wonder if I could take a stab at it?

 

My capabilities are few but text editing or maybe teaching English online could work?

Years ago I took a couple computer science classes in college, so I am somewhat familiar with editing code in Dreamweaver, not that I want to build websites...

 

Thing is, I don't need much money, just some.

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4 hours ago, dcnx said:

Actually, you’re the fool. The head of Chiang Mai immigration said digital nomads were welcome in Chiang Mai and did not need a work permit if they are not doing business with Thais. This is why so many are in Chiang Mai.

 

 

Sorry if I struck a digi nomad nerve in you 😉

 

My point was not against digi nomads but against fools that cannot see when they are low on money or that their visa

has a limited amount of days...after which they are in an illegal state in a country they do not want to be illegal in.

Food in jail<sic> 🙂  is going to be the least of his worries
 

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

Down to the last few baht.

 

 

Buy hey if you think the head of immigration is all good with expired visa's & no money for food as long as your a digi nomad

then who is also a fool? Please go give your digi brother a hand 😉

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Maybe you should go outside from time to time. You will see many monks with a lot of food. And as far as I know they share the food with people in need. Just ask them.

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18 hours ago, Rama said:

hmmm...digital nomad (should be more than familiar w internet), in thailand for years (new tv user), unfamiliar w how to leave w overstay...

Plus:

 

Doesn't use a VPN.

(Any doubts I had were allayed when I learned this in Post #4).

 

Was a DN but lost his job?

 

Unaware of the Facebook group one poster mentioned, plus all the info which donnacha has provided in his excellent posts. Yet claims he's been here as a DN for years.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Bill97 said:


And the jail time? They do not arrest you, take you to court and deport you in a day. You are in jail waiting, sometimes for weeks even if you have a ticket.

My comment was about the expense that another poster claimed was higher if arrested, jail time did not come into it. 

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15 hours ago, BritManToo said:

They will give you food and a bed in any temple if you ask.

 

Do they check for a current  immigration stamp in you passport?

 

 

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16 hours ago, nausea said:

Troll, no-one starves in Thailand, not even the soi dogs.

Correct, temples are available for sleep and food.

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So, you were working illegally and overstaying your visa. 

Now you want some tips on how to restart your illegal activities and how to circumvent the penalties for overstaying. 

According to ThaiVisa rules: 

 

3) You will not post about activities or links to websites containing such material that are illegal in Thailand. This includes but is not limited to: gambling, betting, pornography, illegal drugs, fake goods/clothing, file sharing of pirated material, pyramid schemes, etc. Discussion of the above is permitted only as news items, but never as a "how to" topic.

 

Personally, having lived in foreign countries for 34 years now, and having followed all the rules for work and visa, I have zero tolerance for anyone who is either too stupid to understand their responsibilities or who flouts the law. 

 

Take your medicine and start over somewhere you can try to game the system again; just not here. 

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You need to contact your family and humble yourself I’d say.

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Guys, you may have missed the post above but the OP is a troll. This is not a real person with a real problem.

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