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BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:06 am

I was curious if any positions in Thailand or BKK, at an Airline or Airport, where they would actually have no problem providing a work permit? since I am a US Citizen and I need a work permit in order to work in Thailand. Id like to work at Don Muang, I need a break from the US aviation scene and most of my family is in Thailand anyway.

Or it must be done by moving very high up at some company back home that has service in Thailand and request a transfer.

Id go as low as a Baggage Handling Supervisor, but the last interview I had in thailand, they said the pay was too low for me and I was too qualified, I was desperate to tell them I had no problem with the pay, but its the way management works out there. I really never understood why they bothered
to interview me anyway since they had my resume on hand stating all the
"overqualifications." They also were told ahead of time that I had no workpermit. They dont let people with too much experience
do lower level jobs, which makes it harder.

It seems all the foreigners I notice at like Don Muang are senior level management or station managers, but hardly anything below. I can handle Duty Manager which I have done before, but not a City Manager yet.
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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:06 am

Not related to your question, but rumor is quite a few OX pilots fly with no work permits whatsoever and that salary is paid to separate accounts to avoid taxes...
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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:09 am

I dont have flight credentials and looking for Ground Ops job. Working for OX ramp sure would be fun, Id do the manpower of 3 of those workers!

They overdo it too much, 5-6 ramp agents for an MD-80, thats a waste of money. How about the 2 GPU guys you often see? they got GPU slapped to their shirt! usually the guy who parks the plane would simply hook the GPU up! but often at BKK, they have these hired "professionals" who just hook up the GPU and then sit in the shade below the jetway till the plane departs and then detache the GPU hoses then just operate the winch! what another WASTE of manpower and money! I think they try to decrease unemployment by trying to find extra jobs for people at really low wages. But in Europe and the USA, we train agents to handle more than one job to save money and make operations go smoother and more simple.
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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:09 am

Malaysia,

Why don't you try BFS, Bangkok Flight Services. They are a subsidary of Bangkok Airways and will begin handling ground duties at the new BKK Intl Airport. Their web is http://www.bangkokflightservices.com/

I have a friend working there (She has dual THAI/US citizenship though) and she said they might be recruiting managers soon.

Although it is hard to get a work permit in Thailand, it is not impossible if you are hired by the right person.

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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:11 am

Quoting CyberUAL (Reply 3):
I have a friend working there (She has dual THAI/US citizenship though) and she said they might be recruiting managers soon.

I tried them already, my resume is on hold till New Airport opens up. I am trying to get current job at Don Muang, not the new BKK airport. Still no idea when new airport opens anyway.

and BFS is partially Worldwide Flight Services, hmmm I sure hope they have a better image than WFS themselves
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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:16 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 2):
I dont have flight credentials and looking for Ground Ops job. Working for OX ramp sure would be fun, Id do the manpower of 3 of those workers!

That's why I said not related to your question.

OX ramp guys sure are busy - every time I have been on the upper deck, one has been sitting there in C doing nothing.
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RE: BKk/Thailand Airline Employment, Permit Provided?

Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:29 am

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 5):
OX ramp guys sure are busy - every time I have been on the upper deck, one has been sitting there in C doing nothing.

Only acceptable observation I saw, was this individual agent who operated the pax bus plus the push back of the same plane, but yeah with 8 people sitting around (reminds me of TSA) but still cannot stand the GPU TG guys and all those guys sitting under wings during loading.
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