After spending the holiday period looking and applying for jobs, I interviewed last week at a Thai school 30 mins from my home. After the interview I was told I was the best candidate and could I start on the18th May.
OK, here goes. I started today and everything they told me at the interview was a lie. No computer use, no internet, no use at all of copying facilities. All copies for the students have to come from my own pocket. I will be required to teach classes of up to 60 students. 25 contact hours a week. NO books, notebooks or resources, everything is to be made by myself for 25 individual classes, who I see for one hour a week only. Again, from my own pocket!
No contract either! Just paid monthly on their word! Also, after speaking to the other foreign teacher today,who was here last semester, I was told that the guy I replaced was fired on the very last day of last semester and wasn't given his two month holiday pay which was agreed upon when he interviewed.
I know what I need to do and follow suit but why is this getting too difficult? This is not an agency post, it is direct with the school. Seriously, does anybody know of any schools in Bkk that are still looking, that treat their teachers like human beings?