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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Who'd want to be entrusted with finding teachers now? It must be impossible
There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer
The agencies in Thailand are an absolute blight upon the whole hiring teachers from overseas scheme of things.
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?
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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