I hope that the ajarn.com team will publish this letter I've written, because any foreign teacher wanting to work at this particular school should be warned beforehand about two Thai teachers from the English Department. I started teaching at the school in the Chaiyaphum Province about two months ago. Everything seemed to be OK at first. The students were polite and the Thai teaching staff were friendly. Suddenly, out of the blue, a colleague and I were bombarded with abuse and I was even accused of assaulting a teacher in the staffroom, which was a complete lie.
My colleague was informed by the sister of one of his students that a Thai teacher told the class to write a letter to the director of the school, saying that they didn't want my colleague as their English teacher any longer. The students were very upset and at first they refused to write the letter, but they were forced to comply. I've been teaching in Thailand for seven years and I haven't experienced anything like this before. My colleague and I have since resigned from the school and I want all foreign teachers to know this " Don't touch ********** school, Chaiyaphum. Not with a very long bargepole.
"We are unable to name schools in this kind of letter for obvious legal reasons. And secondly, we only have one side of the story. When a Thai bombards you with abuse (and I've never been 'bombarded' with abuse from a Thai in 20 years) then I can't help feel that you've done something seriously wrong to upset them"