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imisssaitama



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Short term work in Asia Reply with quote

Can anyone give me information about 3-6 month work placements in Asia ideally in China, South Korea or Taiwan. Volunteer projects with free accommodation and meals also accepted.
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suphanburi



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:32 am    Post subject: Re: Short term work in Asia Reply with quote

imisssaitama wrote:
Can anyone give me information about 3-6 month work placements in Asia ideally in China, South Korea or Taiwan. Volunteer projects with free accommodation and meals also accepted.


Korea is unlikely. No employer will jump through the hoops to get a visa for a for a short term placement.
The same with China, especially with the crackdown and increased paperwork effective this year.

The same with most of the rest of Asia. Nobody will take you seriously if you are sitting at home and hoping for something with a visa.

Pick a country, fly in as a tourist and pound the pavement.

IF you have a degree, official transcripts, your police clearance and enough time on your passport to allow you to stick around for a while you will find something.

If you are lacking a degree then try central/south America since there are few legal options open to you as a teacher in east/SE Asia.

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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:29 am    Post subject: Re: Short term work in Asia Reply with quote

imisssaitama wrote:
Can anyone give me information about 3-6 month work placements in Asia ideally in China, South Korea or Taiwan. Volunteer projects with free accommodation and meals also accepted.

Google voluntary charity work Asia for possible volunteer opportunities.
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Knedliki



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sites like Workaway and Helpx might be worth a look. They're popular with people who are trying to get around the world as cheaply as possible.
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imisssaitama



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all!
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voyagerksa



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thailand Thailand Thailand. You open yourself up to relying on shady recruiters but you will get paid.
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suphanburi



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thailand’s new work permit penalty regime
This is the background of the new tightened penal provisions. On 22 of June 2017, an Emergency Decree had been issued. Main topics are as follows:

If an employer employs a foreigner to work at a foreigner forbidden position, such employer is fined with 400,000-800,000 Baht per employed foreigner.
If an employer allows a foreigner to work in excess of the work stipulated into the work permit he is fined with not more than 400,000 Baht per 1 employed foreigner.
If a foreigner works without having a work permit or work at a foreigner forbidden position, he/she is imprisoned not more than 5 years, fined with 2,000-100,000 Baht or both.
If a foreigner works on an urgent and essential nature work without acknowledgment of the officer (form WP-10), he is fined with not more than 100,000 Baht.
If a foreigner works in excess of the work as described in the work permit, he/she is imprisoned not more than 6 months, fined with not more than 100,000 Baht or both.
If a person deceives that he/she can bring a foreigner to work with a domestic employer without a work permit, he/she is imprisoned 3-10 years, fined 600,000-1,000,000 Baht, or both.
Any person operating as a foreigner job agency without a license, he/she is imprisoned for 1-3 years, fined 200,000-600,000 Baht, or both.

The tightening of the penalty provisions requires an advanced risk management of foreigner activities. Any traveling out of the province mentioned in the work permit is now an adventure. Each potential unsubstantiated statement that certain activities are allowed without a work permit is highly risky. The foreigner might feel observed too much and should ask for professional assistance even when planning his life away from the office.

The original in Thai on the ministry website:
https://www.doe.go.th/prd/main/news/param/site/1/cat/7/sub/0/pull/detail/view/detail/object_id/7720

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1st Sgt Welsh



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you meet the requirements and are open to considering Japan, there's always Westgate....

http://www.eslcafe.com/joblist/index.cgi?read=43701
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taikibansei



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suphanburi wrote:
Thailand’s new work permit penalty regime
This is the background of the new tightened penal provisions. On 22 of June 2017, an Emergency Decree had been issued. Main topics are as follows:

If an employer employs a foreigner to work at a foreigner forbidden position, such employer is fined with 400,000-800,000 Baht per employed foreigner.
If an employer allows a foreigner to work in excess of the work stipulated into the work permit he is fined with not more than 400,000 Baht per 1 employed foreigner.
If a foreigner works without having a work permit or work at a foreigner forbidden position, he/she is imprisoned not more than 5 years, fined with 2,000-100,000 Baht or both.
If a foreigner works on an urgent and essential nature work without acknowledgment of the officer (form WP-10), he is fined with not more than 100,000 Baht.
If a foreigner works in excess of the work as described in the work permit, he/she is imprisoned not more than 6 months, fined with not more than 100,000 Baht or both.
If a person deceives that he/she can bring a foreigner to work with a domestic employer without a work permit, he/she is imprisoned 3-10 years, fined 600,000-1,000,000 Baht, or both.
Any person operating as a foreigner job agency without a license, he/she is imprisoned for 1-3 years, fined 200,000-600,000 Baht, or both.

The tightening of the penalty provisions requires an advanced risk management of foreigner activities. Any traveling out of the province mentioned in the work permit is now an adventure. Each potential unsubstantiated statement that certain activities are allowed without a work permit is highly risky. The foreigner might feel observed too much and should ask for professional assistance even when planning his life away from the office.

The original in Thai on the ministry website:
https://www.doe.go.th/prd/main/news/param/site/1/cat/7/sub/0/pull/detail/view/detail/object_id/7720


Thanks for posting this. The stuff in bold is simply stunning. Am I understanding it correctly? Does this mean that, say, working overtime in Thailand could now result in a six-month prison term? Shocked
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suphanburi



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It means that working outside the bounds of your work permit is punishable.

If you are hired as a teacher at school "A" and then work at school "B" you are in violation and subject to fines and/or detention.

The law was meant to curb illegal DDD workers and abuses by their employers but teachers, as foreign workers, get hit as a byproduct of the law. They didn't differentiate between DDD workers and skilled labor.

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