Postbox letter from Dennis Faulkner
This is just a 'be aware and take care' story. The week before last I was offered a job with a teacher agency and invited to start immediately. But as I was already working for another school so the best I could do was give the agency a week’s notice and I eventually left my old school last Friday
Postbox letter from Barry Brooks
There is a new insipid species of teacher recruiter in action in the Khao San Road area.
Are teaching agents spelling disaster for hard-working chalkies?
The main problem that teachers seem to have with agencies is the salaries on offer. Teacher agents and 30,000 baht a month salaries have suddenly become the Siamese twins of the Thailand TEFL game. They're joined at the hip.
Postbox letter from Glen Travis
Teachers need to force agencies to offer better wages and force ajarn to stop accepting insulting job ads.
Postbox letter from Teacher Andries
Why is it when the school does not pay the agency on time the teacher does not get his salary as per contract?
Postbox letter from Mr T
I'm finding out that almost everything in Thailand's TEFL industry is a big fat lie.
Postbox letter from Ajarn Andrew
Always make sure a contract is signed if you plan on working with an agency.
Some suggestions on where Filipinos might find teaching work
Each agency has different sets of procedures and requirements. Just prepare all your credentials when you apply, including your ID pictures. Be ready with some teaching materials too because a number of agencies require 5-10 minute teaching demonstration.
Gumban once thought, “Is it love for travel or is it mere coincidence that I am here in Thailand as a teacher? “Is it force of circumstance or matter of choice?” “What has really brought me here?”
Postbox letter from Micky Davenport
I don't want to go through those traumatic experiences again, of being discriminated against and collaborating with agencies and somehow taking part in fooling these lovely Thai people.