Well, we returned to the UK last February. A slump in the Oil prices meant huge reductions in numbers of workforce right across the world. Even though OH’s job had been Nationalized the year before and we were not allowed to leave until the found someone (and they never did) it still was a bit of a shock. Getting what we wanted…….to finally go home…
The positive side of things was that we knew we would never ever be left high and dry like we were when we lived in Bahrain. No more mounting debts. The down side was that we never found Stella our beautiful cat from Saudi… No one ever came back with her.. We only hope that she is safe and well and living a good life. I pray no nasty big snake got her… I couldn’t bear that.
I still, over a year on, miss her so so much. She was my baby…
Anyway… what I am getting to is that ensure that you get a Royal Thai Police Clearance Certificate before you leave as oh boy is it hard to get this document after you leave Thailand AND COSTS A FORTUNE instead of the 100bhat.. I had to employ a Thai Law Firm via a good friend back in Thailand.
That piece of paper has cost me over 250GBP instead of that 100bhat…..finger printing, courier charges, law firm charges and then courier back.
Its amazing how many companies back in the UK want a full background check. I think as an Expat I don’t fit back into the usual checking system for employers. Especially if you are thinking of getting a job in a school, airport, government…the list goes in.
If anyone needs their details just email or message me and I am happy to pass on their details..