Postbox letter from Winston
Thai schools/agencies have a shortage of teachers, so landing a job should have been an easy task, but I guess I was wrong about it.
Thai ESL agents are largely unhindered in their business practices by morality.
When personal and working relationships between school staff and agents come under pressure and scrutiny because of good old-fashioned kickback schemes.
Postbox letter from Papaya
In my opinion, working for an agency is one of the worse things that can happen to a teacher in Thailand.
Postbox letter from Brian
If you have any hand in employing teachers, and you're only interested in warm bodies in the classroom and paying the very least, you're going to attract the worst kind. But if you actually take the time to read cover letters, read CV's and try to get a feel for the person applying, your life will be so much easier.
Postbox letter from Phetpeter
I know times are hard and the lack of teachers may cause suffering for some schools, but the number of so-called agencies offering teachers' work seems to be more than there are teachers
Postbox letter from Liam
This agency I worked for thought that not only could they employ anyone without doing their due diligence, but that the good teachers already at the school would do their job for them also.
Postbox letter from Middle of Thailand
During this pandemic, the sad fact is that there are fewer teachers available in-country to fill the many vacancies on offer. The agencies and schools think we are desperate to work, to earn a decent living for ourselves and support our families.
Considerations for first-time teachers
Teaching agencies can provide valuable support, but they can also result in lower salaries and poorer working conditions. What are some of the key aspects to assess when considering using a teaching agency in Thailand?
Postbox letter from Korea
If your employer (the agency you mention) is looking through your social media posts and threatening you with legal action, then it really is time to move on.
Postbox letter from Jasmine
I don’t want to go home but if I have to because of the lack of work, it will be the ultimate defeat and one I will not cope at all well with.