Thailand is becoming a letdown for teachers

Thailand is becoming a letdown for teachers

For teachers from abroad who want to put their heart into a job here, Thailand can be a real letdown. Salaries are dropping (or certainly not keeping pace with inflation), perks like healthcare and housing help are getting more and more scarce, and the cost of living keeps climbing. That's why veteran teachers are packing up and leaving. If they keep getting offered contracts like the ones I've seen lately, who could blame them for splitting? Thailand's got a lot going for it but schools and the government need to get with the times. Look at how modern businesses and forward-thinking governments hire people. Understand that when foreigners come here, they're looking for the good stuff, not the hassle. Putting more rules in place is just going to make people feel trapped and push them away. Treating experienced pros like they're up to no good right off the bat only drives away the best and opens the door to the chancers. Teaching's a skilled job that deserves respect and decent pay. It's about time we recognize that.

Stephen


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