No pay Jose

No pay Jose

I returned to my school in Bangkok today after almost two months waiting for the floods to subside. When I enquired about being paid for the last eight weeks, the staff just laughed at me. Yes, the teachers are getting absolutely nothing! I think because we are foreigners, the school thinks we all have a nice nest egg behind us and a couple of months without pay won't make a difference. I guess the most annoying thing has been the school's attitude - the very fact that I had dared to suggest that teachers should be paid. To be honest, I'm now in real trouble financially. I arrived here about six months ago with very little in the way of savings and I'm now paying the price. I've got no choice but to leave this school and try and find a better paying job, otherwise I won't survive. I know many old hands will say that I should have arrived with more money in the bank, but no one expects half the country to flood and the situation to reach crisis level. I'm sure I'm not the only teacher in this situation either. It looks like its going to be Mama noodles for Christmas dinner.

Mike Walker


Read more letters

Send your letter to Ajarn.com



Featured Jobs

English and Science Secondary Specialist Teachers

฿75,000+ / month

Myanmar


Fun Native English Teachers

฿44,000+ / month

Thailand


Kindergarten Teacher

฿45,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


English, Science and Math Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Female European Kindergarten Teacher

฿35,000+ / month

Chumphon


Featured Teachers

  • Don


    American, 61 years old. Currently living in USA

  • Robert


    American, 60 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Barry


    Australian, 59 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Svetlana


    Belarusian, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Nevraisa


    Filipino, 35 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Rylan


    Myanmarese, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

The Hot Spot


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.


The Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

If you like visiting ajarn.com and reading the content, why not get involved yourself and keep us up to date?


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.