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Bulldozer Dawn

Crackdowns have started on massage shops and beer bars in Patong

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If properly enforced the closure of massage parlours and beer bars will add to the growing number of unemployed in Phuket. Most of these girls will still have to send money back to the village and so I see little alternative for them other than moving into the freelance environment. Higher risk for those girls and for their customers. One massage parlour I go to (no special massage available) has 8 girls...well some are properly described as old ladies. Only one of them has a certificate.

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Again the people that have done the work and gotten the proper paperwork are to blame, while the Hundreds of non certificate should get proper work documents or move on. My GF got her paperwork only to lose jobs from the other. It seams maybe some sort of Clean slate restart for phuket is what is needed or happening.

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In Bangkok it is impossible to find a Thai cleaning woman, even for 12.000 Baht. Office girls who are active (don't need to be smart) and not just sitting and waiting are also hard to get. Salary can be quickly at 20-30K.

I spoke a while ago with a Dive Center who wanted the girls on the counter have at least the Open Water course so they know what they speak about. He couldn't find one willing to do it...no matter the money.

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If properly enforced the closure of massage parlours and beer bars will add to the growing number of unemployed in Phuket. Most of these girls will still have to send money back to the village and so I see little alternative for them other than moving into the freelance environment. Higher risk for those girls and for their customers. One massage parlour I go to (no special massage available) has 8 girls...well some are properly described as old ladies. Only one of them has a certificate.

"Higher risk for those girls and for their customers." - slightly higher risk for the customer, but why higher risk for the girl?

Any random guy can walk up to a beer bar, pick a girl, pay the bar fine, and off they go. No different to picking a girl in a nightclub and then going home together.

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Hard to keep track of all the crackdowns lately. But I haven't seen anything of this supposed 'crackdown on massage shops and beer bars' in any of the local media rags. Is there any other evidence of this outside of the OP? Anyone seen the same in their areas of Patong or the island in general?

In a related note; TVers and other locals commenting in the local medias scoffed at the beach chair and beach vendors when they lost their work. Some suggested they go look for a 'real job' or go back to Isan and work in the rice fields. I'm wondering if they'll share that sentiment should their favorite massage gals and/or bar fines find themselves in that situation? whistling.gif

"I'm wondering if they'll share that sentiment should their favorite massage gals and/or bar fines find themselves in that situation?" - perhaps a crackdown like this could see a rise in mia noi "employment." biggrin.png

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I wonder if they'll shut down Christin's Massage?

Probably not.....after all massage lady's aren't encroaching on public land. Except maybe the ones on the beach.

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Hard to keep track of all the crackdowns lately. But I haven't seen anything of this supposed 'crackdown on massage shops and beer bars' in any of the local media rags. Is there any other evidence of this outside of the OP? Anyone seen the same in their areas of Patong or the island in general?

In a related note; TVers and other locals commenting in the local medias scoffed at the beach chair and beach vendors when they lost their work. Some suggested they go look for a 'real job' or go back to Isan and work in the rice fields. I'm wondering if they'll share that sentiment should their favorite massage gals and/or bar fines find themselves in that situation? whistling.gif

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If properly enforced the closure of massage parlours and beer bars will add to the growing number of unemployed in Phuket. Most of these girls will still have to send money back to the village and so I see little alternative for them other than moving into the freelance environment. Higher risk for those girls and for their customers. One massage parlour I go to (no special massage available) has 8 girls...well some are properly described as old ladies. Only one of them has a certificate.

What is the crackdown on the beer bars? Massage shops I can understand they need a certificate but no certificate is needed to be a server, dancer, cashier etc.

Also, when did the Junta announce this crackdown on massage shops and beer bars?

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Is this actually news or just Bulldozer Dawn's fantasy day.???? w00t.gifw00t.gif

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