Postbox letter from Rory
Being fired as a foreign teacher is par for the course at Thai government schools. Only if you are popular in the staff room will you last very long.
Every teacher has made mistakes - including you!
I've read many teaching blogs down the years and I generally enjoy hearing about other people's experiences. However there is one thing I'd like to see more of - honesty
Postbox letter from Ray
I just got fired from a government school for picking up an empty desk only about two inches off the floor and slamming it down in an effort to get the attention of an extraordinarily loud class of about 50 students. I've done it many times before without consequence.
Postbox letter from Kru Anon
The labor court can be your best friend if you think you are being unfairly dismissed from your teaching job.
The main reasons teachers get fired
Getting fired from a job causes teachers anxiety, embarrassment, trauma and often sense of injustice.
Postbox letter from sheryl
One teacher's terrible experiences from taking a job offer with no contract
Why the Thailand TEFL watchdog site is doomed to failure
Where can a teacher go to on the internet if they want to warn other teachers about a particular school and tell others how they have to work with an insane farang-hating nun, an alcoholic academic director who spends most of the day flirting with the Thai staff and a cross-dressing senior teacher who stands up in the middle of observations and shouts "you dare to call this an English lesson"?
One teacher's account of being popular with students and getting fired
I found out later after talking with other teachers, that there were two teachers that didn’t like us and they were both on the “committee” The director couldn’t go against the committee because she would lose face.