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Is it common practice for a Thai government employee to "purchase" their work contracts?

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A friend of mines GF had the same situation when she was approached to take a teachers job from some one retiring.

250k and it's all yours they said.

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I believe is not so uncommon; as there has to be money changed hands for even simple things as promotions and benefits. Do not forget "tea-money" is part of every days live here. 

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My stepdaughter was working six days a week, driving 24kms daily 8 to 5 and earning 20k baht a month. A job came up in the local government office which she could practically walk too, five days a week 9 to 4 paying 10k baht a month. The grandmother wanted her to take the job based on more time at home, money saved on the car, a job for life she was told. The only snag was there was a payment of 100k baht to the office boss, it got me quite annoyed it’s like working the first year totally free, anyway I was totally against and told my wife that the daughter should turn it down, which she did.

A few weeks later this head honcho came into where my stepdaughter still worked and wanted a loan, after making credit checks she had the great pleasure of refusing his loan due to long time bad credit listings.

Just rambling, however In this country the brown envelopes exist everywhere.

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Will people who pay for a step up the career ladder not be able to recover their money by charging rather than paying? Seems like a viscious circle to me.

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12 hours ago, shootrrdave said:

It's only 13 baht total.

Wow 13 baht. No wonder my GF who is also my daugther's mother always complain "farangs buy so much gold for their wife why you don't buy me gold" I say but farangs get "marriage visa", yellow book, and pink id card from their wife but I don't want any of those useless stuff.  

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43 minutes ago, Brer said:

Just rambling, however In this country the brown envelopes exist everywhere.

And it makes my life so much easier to spend my 6-month Thailad stay on a retirment visa. When posters complain in this forrum about ordeal of getting a retirment visa, I sip pina collada on the beach and laugh reading those posts. 

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On 2/15/2020 at 7:55 PM, shootrrdave said:

Hmm...I didn't think to ask her this. 

To whom/what is she supposed to pay the 250 000 THB?

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What a truly wonderful society they have developed into! 🙄

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The question is, does she really want to work for a facility that fleeced her? There must be other places she could work? And exactly who does she pay it to?

 

Not sure about the teaching profession, but certainly Thai Police have to buy their promotions. Which brings me to another point; is it worth it if she is not getting a promotion?

 

This sort of thing also occurs anywhere where there is corruption. The whole country runs on it.

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Does she not have any "Influential Relatives?" Nepotism seems to work fairly well!

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