Q1. Where did you move to and when?
I moved to Jakarta, Indonesia. Last July.
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
I worked at the one international school in Bangkok for 5 years
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
Job opportunity, also somebody had quipped to me that I would never be able to leave Thailand, it sort of felt a little bit true, I was getting bored in my job so made the plunge to go elsewhere.
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
It’s all sort of six to one half a dozen to the other. I’m on a lot less pay, but have a lot more responsibility in the school that I’m working in. I’m certainly enjoying the challenge.
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
People, food, availability of food, Bangkok is far easier to get around than Jakarta, has a far more 1st world cosmopolitan feel about the place, availability of goods and ease of getting things done.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
The biggest factor has to be weigh up each job possibility or offer on its own merits, it’s no good having a crappy job in a good place.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
Holidays? Have been back 2 or 3 times already. Working? No firm plans, however, it is a strong possibility in the future, just depends on if the right job comes up at the right time or not, however, with a Thai wife, Thailand will never be far away.
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?