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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?

restlessness

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.
-fruit
-sun
-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!
Peace.

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