Teachers are a commodity

Teachers are a commodity

Teachers are a commodity in Thailand, like bread, rice and chicken. By treating us like we’re replaceable, they can avoid paying much. The only way I know to counteract this is to focus on every option, even those you may normally not choose. There are more than just schools that need English teachers. There are more countries than Thailand. Universities, language schools, corporate training are a few of the local choices. There are a ton of other countries too that pay the same as Thailand does, many that pay double or triple too. I worked at a public school in Phuket that payed peanuts. They punished me after I left by giving me terrible references, despite me leaving between terms, according to my contract. I enjoyed working at schools, but most often, they don’t understand give and take - only take.

Sean


Read more letters

Send your letter to Ajarn.com



Featured Jobs

Math & Science Teachers for October 2021

฿40,300+ / month

Thailand


Qualified Kindergarten Teacher for October Start

฿70,000+ / month

Bangkok


Part-time Online Teachers (British Nationality)

฿600+ / hour

Online


Full-time Native Chinese Teacher

฿43,000+ / month

Bangkok


NES Teachers for Prathom School & Vocational College

฿32,000+ / month

Songkhla


Part-time Upper School Mathematics Teacher

฿0+ / month

Bangkok


Featured Teachers

  • Aaron


    American, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Kawesa


    Ugandan, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Cecil


    French, 39 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Dr.


    British, 56 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Jason


    South African, 24 years old. Currently living in South Africa

  • Alex


    Russian, 52 years old. Currently living in Spain

The Hot Spot


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.


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.


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.


Renting an apartment?

Renting an apartment?

Before you go pounding the streets, check out our guide and know what to look out for.


Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

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


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?