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How Many Expats Have a Masters Degree and/or PhD (they are not using)

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31 minutes ago, doctormann said:

First degree in Applied Physics, more than 50 years ago.

Varied scientific career, ending up in Nuclear Reprocessing - you don't need to ask where!

Took early retirement and went back to university to do a PhD in Nuclear Instrumentation Engineering - just because i wanted to - and I was getting sponsored as well so there was money in it.

No use to anyone now - far too old and brain has gone soft.

i was offered a university teaching post when I first came to Thailand but, frankly, it was just too much hassle so I never took it up.

 

your 'soft brain', which I am sure is not true, is probably better that 99% of the available 'talent' in Thailand right now. 

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We all look to maybe trying teaching, but  a higher degree and experience mean that such qualified expats could make a much more effective contribution than just teaching English, or even within our speciality. Our use does not need to begin and end with teaching. Consultancy is obviously one area, mentoring, leading teams, pier reviews, supervision, one of stand alone projects; all should be possible, but aren't, not if you want to keep within the visa regulations.  

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I'm retired here, so my construction & roofing expertise is also, although I try help here on TV.

My awarded fellowship which took some 10 years gave me letters after my name and is regarded as a PHD in Asia but not in Europe.

I have try to help Thais to taking pride in the building finishing work to no avail the only one in 15 years was a Thai carpenter but he didn't need help his work was faultless so there are Thai persons about excellent at their work.

As for Thai pilots, engineering etc etc I would guess their trained in the west as I found many architects are. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

Why? It was a lot of money in 1990.

It was indeed. I left the military in 1991.

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Law degree. Spent 10 years practicing law (Trial lawyer for a boutique firm). Retired at 37 and started traveling. At 50 came to Thailand and met my wife......been here since (16 years). Don't believe my law degree translates well into a career in Thailand...

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19 hours ago, norfolkandchance said:

It was indeed. I left the military in 1991.

 

I see, you have a chip on your shoulder about qualified people, so want to brag about your wealth, fair enough. 

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6 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

It's a real shame.  Obviously it doesn't apply to everyone, but there must be many expats here that have superior education and work experience to average Thais and are a completely wasted resource.

The problem is that many expats are too lazy to learn the language of their adopted country. 

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52 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Many of them have helped you fulfill your deepest desires.

They were all paid.

If the Thais want to pay me, I'd probably feel a little more co-operative.

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51 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

Why? It was a lot of money in 1990.

I was figuring it was a long time ago, in 2013, before the current downturn, the most mediocre of drilling engineers was making 30k THB a day. Now everyone is unemployed and would be content to make 10k a day - swings and roundabouts!

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15 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

Bit off topic, but Thai civil pilots and ATC Controllers, are fine, well qualified and competent.  Not so much with the Military pilots, who, if memory serves me right, were competent at the mechanics of flying , but not good at fighting the aircraft they were flying.  I mixed with them at "Red Flag" in the US, circa 1980s. They were taken out early, on every exercise they were involved in.  Their formation flying was atrocious, same with their ultra  low flying, which was a pre requisite for survival in Red Flag.  As far as I know, they never participated again.  That may have changed of course, its a long time ago.  

Yeah well when it comes to military, Thais as I see it only play amateur a friend of mine who came here from UK to train army said it was like a joke.

I guess Thai airways must have good

pilots to watch the the auto systems. 😂 😁

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