Most of the migrants are involved in fishing, rubber plantations, factories or, like this man, construction. It is hard, dirty and sometimes dangerous work, but there are no jobs at all, or just forced labour, in the places where they come from in Myanmar (Burma).
Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is completely different.