“Well, my wife doesn’t actually want me to do this, but at the moment this is the only way I am able to support my family,” Tex says.
He is married to a Thai woman and they have a three-year-old daughter. Tex reveals that he bought the bar for $6000. Now he runs it with his wife.
Like other bar owners, Tex has hired a group of Thai girls to work in his bar. The work is compensated by free accommodation, a daily dinner and a small amount of cash. The girls’ job is to lure customers into the bar and entertain them. If a customer wants to take a girl out for a night, and she wants to in order to earn extra money from the customer outside the bar, he can do so by paying Tex a bar fine of 200 Baht ($5) - The bulk of his income comes from selling drinks, mostly beer...
(Sample, more in the book.......)