Please sir, could I have a little more?

Please sir, could I have a little more?

Upon my recent arrival in Thailand, I've been actively engaged in job interviews, drawing on my considerable experience as a teacher along with holding a degree and a TEFL certificate. Despite it not being the most opportune time to seek teaching positions in Thailand, I've found myself inundated with offers. Having attended five interviews already, I've been offered a position at each one. It begs the question: Is there a shortage of qualified teachers?

I'm particularly interested in knowing how many teachers attend interviews and negotiate for higher salaries. Upon my arrival in Bangkok, I swiftly determined that I needed to earn a minimum of 50,000 baht per month. However, the best offer I've received thus far stands at 40,000 baht, with the school unwilling to budge on the figure. While a couple of other schools hinted at the possibility of a higher salary, they never followed through with an improved offer. I wonder if any fellow teachers have succeeded in negotiating better wages during the interview process?

Christopher


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