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British family relocated to Thailand a week before coronavirus closed down the island - now they’re homeless and without work

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why on earth would you relocate to anywhere during a pandemic , let alone Thailand to work in the tourist industry when everyone knew what was coming - sorry but some people need to get real!

 

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6 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Completely irresponsible parents. Moving to a foreign country with their two young children during a PANDEMIC and seemingly working illegally. Then advertising in the world media they are working ILLEGALLY.  (Read the article in the link, the mother says she’s now teaching English online and they have renewed their visas for 30 days, which indicates tourist visas).

I think they are trying to make money in a catastrophic situation, plus if it is true that they own a car house in the united kingdom, they could easily get money in advance, mortgaging the lotus properties,

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6 minutes ago, Logosone said:

I definitely wouldn't have chosen a small island, personally. 

 

No place to get Black Forest ham.

 

But a beautiful Island with a house by the sea in Thailand? I could think of worse places...

And enough beer! 

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2 hours ago, nauseus said:

Two Aussie rib-eyes for 360 sounds like a deal. Where's that? 

Tops

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9 minutes ago, generealty said:

How can they have spent all the proceeds from the sale of house and car ? Something just doesn't sound right

They are living a dream... Unfortunately dreams turn into nightmares, my advice is get back to blighty while you can.

 

Found the following information on repatriation flights.

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Thailand

There are still flights available from Thailand to the UK, but the FCO warned this could become increasingly difficult and disruptions could last many months.

The British Embassy in Bangkok will be updating flight options on Facebook and has advised UK citizens to register their interest in any upcoming flights by emailing [email protected], including your full name, date of birth, passport number, contact email and telephone number, location and nearest airport and date of entry into Thailand.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/coronavirus-flights-uk-repatriation-list-latest-a9424381.html

 

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6 hours ago, Youlike said:

I see a gofundme coming…

It's said the timing is everything - they seems to have been underwater for the last 3 months ....

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Surely his name should be Mr Unwiseman !!!!! what a couple of clots.

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7 hours ago, Curt1591 said:

They sound like a couple of carefree backpackers. I guess they forgot about the kiddies! 

This sounds like a go fund me coming up working on a walk up visa bloody morons

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1 hour ago, Logosone said:

 

Well, this poor family will have to, since they seem to be running out of options. But I can understand they are running down their savings the way they are, life in Thailand is not that cheap. Not much cheaper than Germany.

 

I just don't understand the lack of sympathy for a family that did nothing wrong. They got a job before they came out. They got into diffficulties through no fault of their own, only because of the global lockdown of the economies. It was not their fault. A man is deprived of his livelihood and there's no sympathy for a whole family in trouble?

 

They're your own people, British compatriots, What a strange attitude towards this nice family.

The fact is Logosone,in my opinion they did nothing right,fair enough to chance everything on a wing and a prayer,if there was only the two of them but they have kids,it'seems they may have some kind of buisness visa,like the one i first had 8 years ago as it mentioned 500 quid somewhere,but of course you have to leave the country evey 3 months,immpossible now,also to move in the middle of a world pandemic, well i have to say i think they are damned fools.

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1 hour ago, Mister Fixit said:

Nope, they sold their home in DEVON.  That is 220 miles from Essex.

As it says in the article - 'We were living in Devon and decided to just have a complete change so we sold everything'.

 

You don't get very much right, do you?

 

 

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That's a very nice map.

I used to do roughly that journey every week to Plymouth from, wait....where the heck is Ramsgate and Broadstairs ??

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7 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Completely irresponsible parents. Moving to a foreign country with their two young children during a PANDEMIC and seemingly working illegally. Then advertising in the world media they are working ILLEGALLY.  (Read the article in the link, the mother says she’s now teaching English online and they have renewed their visas for 30 days, which indicates tourist visas).

Doesnt say that at all. if you have a work permit and the company stops it you are required to leave the same day,, so they would have needed to sort out a different visa because he has no work permit anymore. Also relocation takes a long time to organise so i doubt that they knew about the pandemic when making plans. Overly critical remarks in my opinion. Are you feeling a bit under the weather? Try singing a happy song. 

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7 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

Completely irresponsible parents. Moving to a foreign country with their two young children during a PANDEMIC and seemingly working illegally. Then advertising in the world media they are working ILLEGALLY.  (Read the article in the link, the mother says she’s now teaching English online and they have renewed their visas for 30 days, which indicates tourist visas).

they have renewed their visas for 30 days, which indicates tourist visas

 Not sure if it is assumed that he had a work permit ? It was cancelled anyhow and therefore he is without work permits then he has also a problem with the visas 🤷‍♂️

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3 minutes ago, marko kok prong said:

The fact is Logosone,in my opinion they did nothing right,fair enough to chance everything on a wing and a prayer,if there was only the two of them but they have kids,it'seems they may have some kind of buisness visa,like the one i first had 8 years ago as it mentioned 500 quid somewhere,but of course you have to leave the country evey 3 months,immpossible now,also to move in the middle of a world pandemic, well i have to say i think they are damned fools.

 

They made sure they had a job, they did nothing wrong. Those kids are very young and schooling was not an issue.

 

The reason they are in trouble is because of the global lockdown of economies the father can not do his job.

 

It's not their fault. 

 

Yes, I agree, I would certainly make sure that the visa situation is sorted in a clear manner, so yes, here maybe they were a bit careless. 

 

Of course the move was planned long before the pandemic. But actually during the pandemic, you'd be better off in Thailand, as the UK is going to go through peak infection time in around two weeks. Better to be in Thailand.

 

The reason they're in trouble is because the job disappeared. Not their fault.

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People make mistakes but throughout the process of selling your home, car and possessions, was there no pause for reflection. ?Normally two heads are better than one. 

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