Q: I was over in Pattaya for the weekend at my favorite go-go bar and amazingly came across a great girl who is an expert in resort management and personal finance. She has only been at the go-go bar for three weeks and I was thinking about hiring her to manage my resort and restaurant while I am back in Sweden. I will be gone for about four months and need someone to run the place.
Question is – what wage would be good per month for a position like this?
A: Well, that’s a good question. If your resort is worth say 2 million Bht with everything in it then you might as well make her wage around about 2 million Bht. Hiring her of course will open up the opportunity to replace everything in the resort (including your bank account) and let you redesign the whole place when you get back…
Excellent idea, be sure to also hire her friends to “help” her “manage” the place.
Q: I would like to move to Koh Chang, but here is the problem. I don’t like Thai food, I don’t overly like anyone who is not from my country, I really don’t want to learn to speak nor understand the language, I need the same groceries I can get here in Bristol, England and I really don’t want to meet anyone who is again – not from my country. How well do you think I will fit in there?
A: Surprisingly you will find quite a few friends here. They might not be exactly from the same area of the world as you, but you will have a whole group of ex-pats to hang with. No worries though tea is sold here, although we rest assured the cup it is served in will suck. You see the cup is made in Thailand – none of them like anything about Thailand. I’m not really sure why they are here… but they are!
A: My neighbors have a nice little bamboo bar that seems to be doing ok. I measured my front walk and I could do exactly the same – actually I am going to do exactly the same. Is it legal in Thailand to also have the same name on the sign?
Q: You live in Chai Chet – don’t you?