Pattaya’s second shutdown has sent the city’s bar workers again scrambling to find other jobs, most totally unrelated to serving cold beer or swinging around chrome poles.
Jarungsak, a Third Road bar waiter, is now selling grilled fish from a street cart.
Hostesses from the Richmond Bar & Guesthouse on Soi Welcome in Jomtien Beach have started selling secondhand clothes at the Buffalo Market to make ends meet.
Joy, wife of owner Paul Cross, led the women to the market Jan. 3 to set up their stall.
Joy said she didn’t want to lay-off the women while the bar was closed as they were like family members. So those who didn’t have boyfriends or sponsors joined together to sell old clothes.