To scam or not to scam: that is the question

Two different tales of job advertisers asking teachers for money in advance

One of the golden rules of applying for TEFL jobs is never to pay any kind of fee up front before you've even attended an interview or been offered the job. Let's look at two recent cases where one job ad turned out to be an elaborate scam and a second job ad, where the request for money was annoying but perfectly legal under Thai law!


The bait and switch Skype experience

Postbox letter from Letty

I wasted so much time on Skype interviews when I was seeking a position in China that now I can't be bothered wasting time, especially with 10+ years experience teaching.


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