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Posted 2011-11-30 21:10:43
Hi everyone there,
I was trying to apply for a job in Thailand and I was contacted by a foreign company. After many interviews, and after I clearly asked if they were want me to work for them without the proper work permit I was replied: If so, would you? So I think is my duty to report the Thai government about this company wanting to hire foreigners without the work permit and without paying taxes.
Could anyone, please, provide some info on where to report about this $*&@?
Thanks a lot and best regards :-)
PS: Really sad that foreign companies do this as I already had an offer from a local Thai company willing to provide me with all the needed documents to do this legally, the proper way.
Posted 2011-11-30 21:59:27
You're going to report them for what?
A verbal exchange during an interview?!!
Unless they actually took you on, paid you money without a WP you're dreaming up delusions on this one.
I think your heart's in the right place but you're being a bit over-dramatic.
It's like someone discussing drink driving after a night out in the city.
Would you report them for that?!
Talk will not prove a thing and I think you'll probably end up in more trouble then they will.
Oh, for the days when do-gooders like this were few and fare between in this fair land...
Posted 2011-11-30 22:14:19
Whatever you have to say is "hearsay" they could and probably would just deny that conversation ever took place.
Mai pen rai , Move on and stop wasting your time.
Edited by CharlieH, 2011-11-30 22:14:44.
Posted 2011-11-30 22:28:59
Agree with others, as this is a non starter... there is zero chance they could run into trouble for asking you this question in an interview.
Even if they did not deny it, they could just as easily say that it was an interview question designed to test applicant's ethics, in order to weed out any less than ethical applicants...
As others have said, it is illegal to hire someone without going through the WP process, but it looks like they never got to that point.
Posted 2011-12-01 06:01:14
i really hate people with the mentality like you, shame on you indeed.
that s offer you accept or reject, it s not your duty to do such a thing.
Posted 2011-12-01 07:56:38
Kawaiimomo, leave it alone.. dont trouble trouble unless it troubles you.
Life is but too short to be vexed by such things.
Posted 2011-12-01 08:32:57
You wrote :
"After many interviews, and after I clearly asked if they were want me to work for them without the proper work permit I was replied: If so, would you?"
It seems to me you asked the question and the interviewer was simply testing your ethics.
Edited by p_brownstone, 2011-12-01 08:33:37.
Posted 2011-12-01 08:43:27
Lots of Thai companies do the same, you gonna report them too!!!!!!
In fact you might find some foreign footballers here in Thailand, playing without Work Permits, are you gonna say something about that? Some probably do not even have the correct visa (Remember the Scottish footballer who reported this to the Scottish Sun), but this is Thailand.
Just find someone willing to give you a work permit if you qualify for one.
Posted 2011-12-01 09:02:41
i confess that i recently switched several times my pool pump manually and then replaced the broken timer neither having a work permit as a pool pump operator nor as an electrician
Posted 2011-12-01 09:04:51
gonna report you now 5555
Edited by beano2274, 2011-12-01 09:05:40.
Posted 2011-12-01 09:15:17
If the OP does report the company there is a fair to good chance that a simple police check would turn up several employees without WPs- might be a worthwhile and easy fishing expedition for the police even with no evidence more than a report to them...
Posted 2011-12-01 13:52:37
Focus 100% of your energy on finding a job and not on petty little things that have absolutely no benefit to you whatsoever.
Posted 2011-12-01 23:24:49
Could be. US company that I used to work for would often try to see if candidates were willing to reveal proprietary info of the previous employers. Often the interviewer would fish for such info even when the prior employers were in an entirely different line of business, and if the candidate started spilling the beans it was assumed that the he could not be trusted was was not safe to hire.
Edited by OriginalPoster, 2011-12-01 23:25:40.
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