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Hi there, I've recently being employed by a company in thailand, but the contract states probation period as 6 months.

As I googled this matter, I found this below. "In Thailand, the maximum allowable probationary period cannot exceed 119 days. "

So are they breaking the labor law in thailand even stating that on a contract is a nono right? 

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I believe it is standard practice here for many companies. Looking for "breaking the law" as a new employee is not a good sign.

 

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Yes, they are breaking labor law. But I would keep my mouth shut about it now. If they try to get rid of you after 119 days you point out that they can’t without severance or notice. Also the labor department will ask questions about this before issuing a work permit. 

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1 minute ago, Gulfsailor said:

Yes, they are breaking labor law. But I would keep my mouth shut about it now. If they try to get rid of you after 119 days you point out that they can’t without severance or notice. Also the labor department will ask questions about this before issuing a work permit. 

even if i signed their contract stating prob period is 6 months? 

they've already issued a wp, so..... they can't be lying to the labor department right....?

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26 minutes ago, Gulfsailor said:

 If they try to get rid of you after 119 days you point out that they can’t without severance or notice.

 

Just like they can't have a probation period for 6 months.   🤣

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OP I dont understand why you are making such a big deal over something that most likely wont happen, or do you have other plans?

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On 5/7/2021 at 11:34 PM, villageidiotY2K said:

even if i signed their contract stating prob period is 6 months? 

they've already issued a wp, so..... they can't be lying to the labor department right....?

 

The labor department does not look at your employment contract. It is not included in the application process. The standard probation period in an employment contract, which I have executed for numerous employees, is three months. What most employees are concerned about with probation is the pay. Typically, employees are paid less during probation, so they are anxious to get full pay once probation is completed. I can remember only one employee who was concerned about "not passing". You have executed the agreement with your employer, just settle into the job and hope it is one you enjoy and are happy to have. If so, it is all moot. If it goes pear-shaped, I would be less concerned about severance and more focused on finding a better job.

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Thanks for input peeps. 

During this covid, I see many employees being sacked and currently it's on the 3rd wave with record braking casualties. 

It's kind of hard for foreigners to land a good paying jobs here I assume. Unless one got some specialist skill in engineering or something. 

If I'm sacked where's my monies coming in from? I'm in my mid 30s and got 7mb in cash. Partially invested on the stock market. 

I don't get any government pension, Healthcare I assume, so gotta get the monies rolling in. 

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