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RE: Need help with Career change and move to Thailand (IT professionals please respond!
@Eljefe

I don't know about other states, but with NY you cannot collect unemployment from outside of the country. The system will block you. If you're away for more than two weeks you'll lose it. Maybe you can file again, but not from out of the country.

As far as coding boot camps, Arafat scarf has a pretty accurate assessment.
I went to coding boot camp without much prior knowledge beyond code academy, and while I learned a lot I don't feel job ready. Although I'm not sure programming really suits me, I'm still trying to learn but more and more I feel like there be easier ways to make decent money that I'm better cut out for.
05-20-2017 07:50 AM
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RE: Need help with Career change and move to Thailand (IT professionals please respond!
If you do want to go for it, i would focus on a specific skill and try to get some basic skills and get a starter job or projects... Could be a language like Java, Python, C#. Maybe a web framework... Best place to learn is on-the-job.

Beware that not everyone is cut out for coding... In some ways you can compare it with being a writer, everyone can learn to string words together. However if you want to become good, you'll need to have some talent for it as well.
05-20-2017 12:01 PM
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(05-20-2017 07:05 AM)the-dream Wrote:  Can you do what you were earning 6 figures before doing for a company but for yourself?

Yes he can and pretty easily if he can sale, and simply use subs to do what he hasn't figured out yet and learn along the way. It's all rather simple


@Chetthebaker. How would they know? He calls in once a week, just call from a VoIP phone with a us number if that's how they check. Usually it's an automated system anyway.

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05-20-2017 07:28 PM
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(05-20-2017 07:50 AM)Chetthebaker Wrote:  @Eljefe

I don't know about other states, but with NY you cannot collect unemployment from outside of the country. The system will block you. If you're away for more than two weeks you'll lose it. Maybe you can file again, but not from out of the country.

As far as coding boot camps, Arafat scarf has a pretty accurate assessment.
I went to coding boot camp without much prior knowledge beyond code academy, and while I learned a lot I don't feel job ready. Although I'm not sure programming really suits me, I'm still trying to learn but more and more I feel like there be easier ways to make decent money that I'm better cut out for.

Good heads up. Shouldn't be hard to find a workaround now that we know the issue. Rooshvforum will probably have a phone bank for all our members with this issue someday.
(This post was last modified: 05-20-2017 07:36 PM by DarkTriad.)
05-20-2017 07:33 PM
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(05-20-2017 07:50 AM)Chetthebaker Wrote:  @Eljefe

I don't know about other states, but with NY you cannot collect unemployment from outside of the country. The system will block you. If you're away for more than two weeks you'll lose it. Maybe you can file again, but not from out of the country.

As far as coding boot camps, Arafat scarf has a pretty accurate assessment.

How do they know that you are away for more than 2 weeks? Also, how do they know that you are overseas?
05-21-2017 01:02 AM
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Does anyone know how the tech industry and startups are in Thailand and Vietnam? I just read some articlees about their economy improving a lot. I've got some coding skills from college classes but not much real world experience.
03-01-2019 02:03 PM
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A middle way between sales and coding is SE/SA. Top Solution Engineers/Architects make money comparable to sales without some of the pressure. Sales job where you can transition to other roles is where it's at.

(05-10-2017 02:46 AM)Graft Wrote:  RVF,

After a short but difficult life I'm turning to the only place I trust for masculine advice. I'm mid 20's and I've gone through a bunch of sales job without much satisfaction or real money, ended up in software sales making pretty good cash. I feel like I'm limited in the tech industry without technical knowledge, and I was recently laid off from my six figure sales job. I've decided to "go back to school" for programming/software development (without any knowledge of the subject), and I've come across a few options:

1. Attend "bootcamp" at General Assembly in NYC for front end development. I've heard that this is the McDonalds of developer bootcamps, and that jobs aren't really guaranteed from it. Cost of the bootcamp is about $13k, plus at least $2/mo in living costs, so roughly $20k total cost over 3 months. Current rent $1600 in NYC. I'd have to commit 70/hrs a week + learn more on the side in order to become competitive.

2. Slug it out, take another unfulfilling sales job and learn code on the side. I'd have to interview over the next 1-2 months for a job that I know I probably won't keep, and learn code for about 5-10 hours a week that I can muster.

3. Fuck it, sell my shit, move to Thailand to learn code on my own. This is the most appealing option to me. I would like to eventually attend a bootcamp, but a more selective and prestigious one such as FullStack that can guarantee six figure employment. Budget is obviously the number one concern, second being learning code on my own. I'd learn through codeacademy.com, dedicate 10 hours a day, fuck girls on the weekends. Finances right now:

$10k liquid
$5k stocks (being liquidated)
$3-4k scrap gold (being liquidated)
Company owes me about $15k in wages and commissions.
Unemployment, if I qualify, could give me $2400/mo for 13 weeks.
Paid off car which I'm not willing to sell due to sentimental reasons/safety net if I become homeless.

End goal would be a software development/sales engineering/technical sales/IT consultant role where my job skills are in high demand.

I'm leaning towards the third option, but would love to hear experiences of living in Thailand, budget, whether I can supplement with English teaching, etc. I'm pissed that I didn't save enough, but now is the time to make a move. Would also love to hear IT professionals guide me towards the right certifications (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) that could lead me to a technical sales position in the future.

How feasible is it to live 3-12 months in Thailand and learn enough IT to become competitive in the market? Can I live on $1k monthly? The goal is to become competent at an IT job, not party/fuck girls.
03-07-2019 04:13 PM
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Be nice to get update from the OP on what he did and how it worked out for him.
03-07-2019 04:21 PM
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