Unemployable at age 60

Unemployable at age 60

It seems that it is almost impossible for me to gain another teaching position in Thailand (in government schools and universities) as I have recently turned 60. This is due to a Dept of Education rule. There's nothing I can do about this, but what I want to complain about is that it took me quite some time to find out. Why? Because all of my applications were greeted with silence - i.e. employers simply did not bother replying to my applications. I understand that in Thai culture it's difficult to say "no" but this is ridiculous, not to mention somewhat distressing. I am committed to living in Thailand (I have a Thai wife) but as I have no other income, what can I do? If anyone knows a way out of this dilemma, I'd love to hear about it.

Kevin O'Donnell


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