Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

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Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by obelisks » Fri May 20, 2016 6:12 pm

I have never had a business in Thailand because I have always been put off by the requirement to have 4 Thai employees just to get a work permit. But there are also many other ways in which I don’t regard Thailand as being a competitive place any longer to own a business compared to neighbouring countries.

For example I believe the minimum wage in Cambodia is about US$150 per month whereas in Thailand it 300 baht per day which roughly translates to $280-$300 per month so effectively double that of Cambodia.

But now on top of all that there is the holiday issue. Thai employees had at least 3 days holiday in April for Songkran and some had even longer. Then about two weeks later they had another 5 day holiday and lo and behold today is yet another holiday! I honestly don’t know how you can make money in Thailand these days with all the costs involved in having to give staff all these holidays.

How is it in Cambodia? Do employers feel there that Cambodian workers get too many holidays also or is the holiday allocation just right?
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri May 20, 2016 6:27 pm

It's a holiday here as well today.

I think in the month of May ever week has been a 3 day work week for me mainly from public holidays and 1 day annual
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You can never have enough public holidays, but from an employer prospective I get where you are coming from.
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by phuketrichard » Fri May 20, 2016 8:30 pm

300 baht/day is ONLY $8.57( 35 baht/$1) so 1 day off a week = around $230/month

I think there are more holidays in Cambodia,
its not the holidays that they are giving thats the problem, its taking the day before ( to get home for the holiday) an the day after ( to get back) that hurt :-)

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I don’t regard Thailand as being a competitive place any longer to own a business compared to neighbouring countries.
which ones? surely not Burma, Laos or Cambodia
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by bolueeleh » Sun May 22, 2016 7:55 am

Its not the number of hours ur employees put in, its the result that comes out that matters.
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun May 22, 2016 12:11 pm

bolueeleh wrote:Its not the number of hours ur employees put in, its the result that comes out that matters.
yep the golden rule, its not the hours in the work its the work in the hours! :thumb:
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by table42 » Sun May 22, 2016 12:52 pm

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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by bolueeleh » Sun May 22, 2016 8:07 pm

table42 wrote:Whoa buck and gee by da lamb, who make da back bend, say whoa god damn...Leadbelly(I believe)

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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun May 22, 2016 8:08 pm

did i read somewhere that tomorrow or tuesday will be a holiday as well?
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by John Bingham » Sun May 22, 2016 8:23 pm

Jamie_Lambo wrote:did i read somewhere that tomorrow or tuesday will be a holiday as well?


It is indeed a holiday for the wondrous and auspicious Royal Plowing Ceremony. I'm not sure where it is being held, the park it used to usually be in is still a total mess since the King's funeral.

Anyway, a quick search reveals that Thailand has 22 public holidays this year, while there are 28 in Cambodia. As mentioned above, it's the days surrounding any major holiday that make it difficult. I had a bunch of builders in at Khmer New Year, they disappeared for about 12 days. Actually they completely disappeared and new ones turned up, 12 days later. Great efficiency guys, especially when you knew the deadline.


http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/thailand/
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/cambodia/

Vietnam, 25 :
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/thailand/

Myanmar 25:

http://www.qppstudio.net/publicholidays ... burma_.htm


But the winner is Laos, with only 14....

http://laos.embassy.gov.au/vtan/public- ... -2016.html
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Re: Comparing the number of public holidays in Cambodia to those in Thailand

Post by juansweetpotato » Sun May 22, 2016 8:42 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:did i read somewhere that tomorrow or tuesday will be a holiday as well?


It is indeed a holiday for the wondrous and auspicious Royal Plowing Ceremony. I'm not sure where it is being held, the park it used to usually be in is still a total mess since the King's funeral.

Anyway, a quick search reveals that Thailand has 22 public holidays this year, while there are 28 in Cambodia. As mentioned above, it's the days surrounding any major holiday that make it difficult. I had a bunch of builders in at Khmer New Year, they disappeared for about 12 days. Actually they completely disappeared and new ones turned up, 12 days later. Great efficiency guys, especially when you knew the deadline.


http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/thailand/
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/cambodia/

Vietnam, 25 :
http://www.officeholidays.com/countries/thailand/

Myanmar 25:

http://www.qppstudio.net/publicholidays ... burma_.htm


But the winner is Laos, with only 14....

http://laosgh.embassy.gov.au/vtan/publi ... -2016.html
Vietnam, 25 :
That is surprising because having worked there, the only holiday I ever had off in the year was Tet afair. I did work for private companies though.
That's why Vietnam is developing fast I guess.

By comparison, in the teaching English market Cambodia is a real joke. The private schools take as many holidays as possible. The students still pay the same for the term, and the teachers don't get paid. It's Win:win if your an f'in greedy moron that likes to steal and sell your country short while doing it.
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