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Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby Ronny » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:38 pm

Hey guys, I'm in Thailand now and was thinking about making the move to Cambodia and starting over (Getting kinda sick of Thailand). I'm an older American guy (49) and was wondering how hard it is to find work there. I have taught English before but don't really have the background for it or any certifications or college degree or anything like that, so is teaching English still an option? And if not, what about other work? Other than some experience in trading in truck parts (which is what I did in Thailand for the last 10 years or so), I'm really not qualified for much of anything. And about work, what city would be the best place to go look for work? I have a bit of money but not enough to invest in a business but I have enough to carry me over for a few months if necessary. Can any of you guys give me some advice? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby obelisks » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:26 pm

" I'm really not qualified for much of anything "

at 49 what makes you think you would be a more attractive proposition than a young Citizen of Cambodia who can speak and write the language? :facepalm:
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby thePeck » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:39 pm

He said he could teach English Obe lol I hated my wife taking english classes from a Khmer teacher, which I didn't care except that he had horrible pronunciation and taught the most stupid words for someone still learning. One of the first words he taught her was "acquaintance". I shit myself after I finally understood what she was trying to tell me he taught her. She recorded it on her phone so she could practice it, I still couldn't understand him.
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby Duncan » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:48 pm

thePeck wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:39 pm
He said he could teach English Obe lol I hated my wife taking english classes from a Khmer teacher, which I didn't care except that he had horrible pronunciation and taught the most stupid words for someone still learning.

One of the first words he taught her was "acquaintance".


I shit myself after I finally understood what she was trying to tell me he taught her. She recorded it on her phone so she could practice it, I still couldn't understand him.


Yea, he should most definitely have started with something simple,, like ,,,, cat,,, dog,,, and rate.
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby bolueeleh » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:10 pm

Duncan wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:48 pm


Yea, he should most definitely have started with something simple,, like ,,,, cat,,, dog,,, and rate.
:ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL: rate and comprehention is sure to stick around in this forum for a long long time
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby juansweetpotato » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:39 pm

Ronny wrote:
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:38 pm
Hey guys, I'm in Thailand now and was thinking about making the move to Cambodia and starting over (Getting kinda sick of Thailand). I'm an older American guy (49) and was wondering how hard it is to find work there. I have taught English before but don't really have the background for it or any certifications or college degree or anything like that, so is teaching English still an option? And if not, what about other work? Other than some experience in trading in truck parts (which is what I did in Thailand for the last 10 years or so), I'm really not qualified for much of anything. And about work, what city would be the best place to go look for work? I have a bit of money but not enough to invest in a business but I have enough to carry me over for a few months if necessary. Can any of you guys give me some advice? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby Ronny » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:29 am

Thanks a lot for the reply. I guess I have a lot to learn and will just have to go there and see what happens. Have time for another question? Is Khmer a difficult language to learn? I can speak Thai very well but if I make the move to Cambodia I know I'll have to learn the language. Any thoughts on that?
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby phuketrichard » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am

why do u have to learn Khmer??
very dif, Khmer is not tonal.
i have found many more Khmers speak english than Thais do
Many of the same words, but diferent meanings
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:07 am

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am
i have found many more Khmers speak english than Thais do
definitely not the case imo

Khmers do speak a lot better/clearer English though due to Khmer not being tonal so they dont have that annoying accent lol
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Re: Looking for Work in Cambodia

Postby SinnSisamouth » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:44 am

at 49 u will be young compared to this old gits here
i am on these blocked lists;
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