Don't get angry, just have an escape plan

Anon

Salaries have been frozen here for years, the cost of living has rocketed and the workloads have increased. I now have to work online too to make a decent salary.


Is the end nigh for agencies?

Tracey

My teacher agent / friend in Korat has had it far too good for far too long. In the last maybe three years, his business has gone to the dogs. He can't find new teachers and the ones he has are basically children themselves


My take on agencies

Chuck, Bangkok

A lot of people want to know what it would be like to work in Thailand. After having been here for 8 years I will tell you.


Goodbye you slave drivers!

Nigel

Now the agent I work for is on thin ice as there are only four native English speaking teachers left out of an original twenty or so. The staff-room now looks like a downtown Manila coffee shop.


TEFL jobs dying a slow death?

Craig

I still have friends who work for a couple of my former agencies and they said it's getting harder and harder to find teachers.


Teachers standards are dropping at my school

Dave

Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible


Times are changing.

Steve Bangkok

There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer


Turning into Japan

Mark D

The agencies in Thailand are an absolute blight upon the whole hiring teachers from overseas scheme of things.


18 red flags

18 points to consider carefully when choosing a school

From unpaid mid-term breaks to having to pay for white-board markers. What are the things that turn teachers off the idea of working for a particular Thai school - and are they justified?


Being fat and brown-skinned in Thailand

The truth about the ESL industry here for guys like me

My advice is to think long and hard before coming to Asia, especially Thailand, to work as an ESL teacher. Keep in mind that recruiters ask for your photo when you apply for the job.

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