Asia rooms sure are 'black sheep'. My girfriend worked for them for a while. It was her first job after uni and she was really proud to tell me she had got a job. I wasn't so happy though when the contract which she had already signed had her doing 14 days in a row (12 hour shifts) then one week off, then 14 nights in a row (12 hours again), then one week off....15,000 baht a month though, so well above the average salary....anyway after crying before having to go to work for a few weeks, as the staff (some very very rich french guys) were nasty, staff/ friends unfairly sacked, not allowed to eat lunch outside the office, told not to sell to thais phoning from within thailand as mai chawp kon thai, she left!!!!
the boss had two ferrari's..Nice
Also check this. The office was behind a french cosmetic shop which was permenantly closed. I think this is strange. I would like to be sure about this so correct me if i'm wrong, but as far as i know, if you are abroad (outside of thailand) with a western credit card, it's not possible to book something like an aeroplane flight from a travel agent whos office is in bangkok, the grounds being that they cant process the card from oversees (as the western card companies are weary with Thailands reputation for corruption...).
This at least is my own experience - Maybe this company are taking advantage of cheap labour in Thailand, with the convience of being online, whilst doing all the processing outside of Thailand. Maybe some room' (no pun intended
) for money laundering too. I know that they have moved office outside Bangkok since my girlfrined left, which was about 3 years ago, and i wonder if there isn't just another empty 'front' infront of their office.
The missus only did booking so she couldn't tell me much about the reviews. She did mention though, that she got loads of complaints about refund problems which she couldn't do anything about,
Whether they do or don't edit reviews they seems like a ruthless and unpleasant bunch to me. Apparently one room in the offices where data inputting/updating was carried out, was staffed by deaf people.
It's good they got work but i wonder if they were paid fairly. Anyhow that is only speculation. one thing and i do know though, is that your critical review fell on deaf ears - but that's just the tip of the iceberg)
Anways, better call it a night.
Edited by juggler, 2006-01-07 02:08:09.