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.


Ministry of Labor hotline

Postbox letter from Nicky

Labour Minister Somsak Thepsuthin on Wednesday launched 'Hotline 1506' for callers to ask about matters as varied as giving helpful answers to questions involving their working conditions to Ministry of Labour affairs.


Flying solo

What it's like to start your own 'Thai-style' business in Thailand

When I visited Maesod for the very first time I decided to come and live here and start a factory. I was attracted by the town's abundance of cheap teak, cheap Burmese labour and OK its beautiful girls as well.


Be careful with that resignation letter

Postbox letter from

I realize that there is an appropriate time for a resignation letter. However, in a situation where you have not been offered a new yearly contract and you did not violate your contract in terms of paper work or duties and nobody is telling you anything then the Thai Administration's seemingly harmless sign this resignation letter document is not in your best interest because they will not have to pay you anything regarding severance pay.


Hubris vs humility at the helm

Why I decided that enough was enough

The Thai members of staff to whom I regularly voiced my concerns about the very visible slowing, sometimes even reverse pace, of the program’s progress, always said give it time. So I did. For a year, from the time our four deputies were very ceremoniously replaced, I waited and hoped something good would happen.


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