Brown and proud

Postbox letter from Sudharani Subramanian

Let us keep the focus on educational credentials , pronunciation, sincerity and work ethics when hiring English teachers.


Stay positive

Postbox letter from Steve B

I had tremendous trouble finding a decent job when I first arrived, in fact it was two months from the time of arriving in Thailand to my actual first day as a teacher.


Why female teachers only then?

Postbox letter from Paul Watson

I am looking for a decent gig up in Chiang Mai and was put off recently by a few ads asking for females only.


Racism?

Postbox letter from Del

It's the employers who pays the salary at the end of the month, so shouldn't they be allowed to specify who they want?


Blatant racism

Postbox letter from Robert

It appears that racial discrimination in advertising is alive and well in Thailand.I was appalled to see an advertisement on Ajarn.com which unashamedly advertised for white teachers only.


Conversations with agents

Postbox letter from Mitch

Real phone conversations with real teacher agencies. I kid you not.


I've given up looking too

Postbox letter from Sir Heath

I made the mistake of bringing some first year students' problems to the attention of the head of the section last year. By September, after four and half year at this university, despite 'an excellent record of work' the university decided to let me go.


Absolute pile of sh*te

Are the job ads really that bad?

A disgruntled ajarn.com reader wrote in to say that he had never seen such low quality job ads on the Thailand TEFL websites. Is he right in his assumption? And if so, what are the reasons?


Race and non-degree jobs

Postbox letter from Xandra Martin

I am a female teacher from South Africa. I am a person of colour (or coloured) in my country. I do not have a degree in any field - only a diploma. When doing my TEFL course and doing research on the internet, people painted a picture of how easy it would be to find a teaching job in Thailand. This however does not appear to be the case.


Too old at 60?

Postbox letter from James

In the end Thailand, as disillusioned foreigners leave, your tourist industry collapses and the current crop of teachers grow older and are replaced by smiling backpackers, or recession refugees happy to join the treadmill for their 30k pay, you will stay a developing country.


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