Don't accept ridiculous salaries
Postbox letter from Gunther
When I see offers for Filipinos (15,000+ baht) or native English speakers (30,000-35,000 baht) I wonder if the advertisers are serious or maybe they are looking for people with elementary school diplomas?
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.
Native English speakers: start respecting yourselves!
Postbox letter from Jason
It is high time for native speakers to start respecting themselves and stop accepting ridiculous job offers.
The tables have turned for NES teachers!
Postbox letter from Brendan
For those of you that are NES teachers, the time is now for you to make the change and improve your lot.
12-month contracts are in a minority
Postbox letter from Richard Constable
An 11-month contract is real good if you can get one because most are around 9.5 months - so if its 10 it's okay!
Is that a fair salary for an international school?
Postbox letter from Darryl
Just saw an ad for a qualified math teacher at an international school for 75K a month. That's just over 400 quid a week and it's in Bangkok.
Most teachers just don't care!
Postbox letter from Jim
In my opinion 80% of teachers don't care and never will. Paying them more than 35K per month is just money in the bin. 10% care somewhat and 10% take it on as a career and profession.
Living on the new wage mentality
Postbox letter from Bob
30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.