No real shocks

No real shocks

This is a follow-up from a post I made late last year regarding a school in rural Nakhonsawan, where I informed the readers of my surprise at landing a job in a 'normal' school and how the school itself and the staff seemed nice and human. However, at the end of my post I did leave room to doubt my findings. And lo and behold they proved me right to doubt their good intentions. After several teachers asked me to stay at the school for several years and how they were so happy with what was being done there, I set my mind to do just that. They did inform me however that my salary would have to drop by 5,000bt.

After giving it lots of deep thought, I accepted the situation. Now it's that time when we have to renew our contract and after many staff meetings and lots of deliberation, I was handed a new contract in which not only did they want to cut my salary but they didn't want to pay me for school breaks. Meaning for three months of the year I would have to hibernate like a bear. To be honest I'm not shocked at the way the Thais treat other nationalities. I, like everyone else, hear and read this sort of thing most weeks. You know boys and girls out there in this land of smiles, there is an old saying. If someone tells you you look sick and to go see a doctor, don't take much notice. But if seven people tell you you look sick, go to the hospital.

Mr. Russell Park


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