Hired and fired

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.


Be honest with yourself

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


Fired for no reason

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.


Go to labor court

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.


Teaching in Thailand for keeps

The main reasons teachers get fired

Getting fired from a job causes teachers anxiety, embarrassment, trauma and often sense of injustice.


Make sure to get that contract

Postbox letter from sheryl

One teacher's terrible experiences from taking a job offer with no contract


I work for the school from hell

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"?


Oh, one more thing - you're fired!

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.


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