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Stevie G

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

Korea - last year

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

5 years

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?


Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?

kimchi? Being openly despised instead of passively-aggressively?

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

-ridiculous immigration rules
-ridiculous paperwork
-double pricing
-involuntary "deposit" donations
-farang management that think they are now Thai - so they treat other lesser farang accordingly..
-being talked about in not-so-pleasant fashion continuously - everywhere.
-getting laid
-pathetic wages
-the sense of knowing that you are NEVER hearing the truth - ever!
-the dream of one day being able to afford the same mobile as my kids....
-being treated like a low-life sex tourist - really miss that.....
-driving to a national park and being told it costs 800 baht to enter....and 20 baht for a Thai!.....awesome.
-Employers choosing alcoholics/sex-slavers over "real" teachers - cos they can understand and trust their mind set better. Great role-models too.
-Priests/nuns that have gone over to the dark side...... hehehehe

How could you leave?

Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?

Definitely Thailand - enjoy what is on offer - pensions are good too......

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

to work? Miss the fruit though.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

Dont get excited - this section was crying out for some humour.
I love Thailand - we all do. Working for Thais is a slight challenge though!

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