I do agree with Mark Newman that Thailand <a href="https://www.ajarn.com/ajarn-street/postbox/reward-them-and-they-will-come" title="should look at other ways">should look at other ways</a> to make the public teaching sector rewarding. Those who have made plans to stay for the long term might start to look at other ways to earn a living. There is a massive demand for on-line teachers for Chinese students. The wages being offered are superior when compared to the wages of a native speaker working in a public school. Besides offering residency or citizenship, the government should create a plan where foreign teacher's can pay into a retirement plan.