Native English-speaking teachers should respect themselves

Postbox letter from James

Don't let yourselves be exploited and milled by the system. Do not accept job offers below 70,000 baht per month.


Inflation is eating my teacher salary

Postbox letter from Paul

As a teacher, I have friends who have received little to no salary hike this year and what's worrying is the rate of inflation going on.


15,000 baht a month is degrading

Postbox letter from Loy

Filipinos buy food, rent apartments and pay bills and we even send money back to our loved ones. How far do you think 15,000 goes?


Whatever happened to the shopping mall teacher?

Teaching for 300 baht an hour as the rest of the world enjoys itself

They are the shopping mall English teachers - gliding like pale, undernourished phantoms amid the hordes of weekend Thai shoppers. The main reason I empathize with the shopping mall teacher is because I was once one myself. I know how desperate and soul-destroying it can be.


Maximum respect

Postbox letter from Derek

I really respect the people that come to Thailand and get jobs working in schools to help students learn English. I've worked these types of job in the past and know that I've made a difference in the lives of many of the students that I've worked with.


How low can we go?

Postbox letter from Martin Chilvers

There seemed to be a time when 30-40,000 baht a month salaries were the norm, and I suppose like many teachers I felt that things were only going to get better. But what's going on in Thailand?


Ads for low paying schools

Postbox letter from Paymonger

Always make sure you know how an employer is working out your pay.


300 baht an hour is daylight robbery?

Postbox letter from James Phillips

I'm calling for a union to be set up with demands for an hourly minimum wage.


Say no to schools paying low rates

Postbox letter from Ken

Should ajarn.com pull the plug on those schools that are offering teachers a measly 200 baht an hour?


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