Don't accept ridiculous salaries
Postbox letter from Gunther
When I see offers for Filipinos (15,000+ baht) or native English speakers (30,000-35,000 baht) I wonder if the advertisers are serious or maybe they are looking for people with elementary school diplomas?
12-month contracts are in a minority
Postbox letter from Richard Constable
An 11-month contract is real good if you can get one because most are around 9.5 months - so if its 10 it's okay!
Inflation is eating my teacher salary
Postbox letter from Paul
As a teacher, I have friends who have received little to no salary hike this year and what's worrying is the rate of inflation going on.
Most teachers just don't care!
Postbox letter from Jim
In my opinion 80% of teachers don't care and never will. Paying them more than 35K per month is just money in the bin. 10% care somewhat and 10% take it on as a career and profession.
The 'unwanted' senior teacher role
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.
Getting a job interview - part 3
Legwork and salary negotiations
I was finally being offered teaching roles but the salary was typically around the 20,000 mark and that was just too low to consider. On the other hand, in most cases I would be the only Westerner at the school.
The problems with teaching job ads
Postbox letter from David
You should actively criticize schools and the government for promoting discriminatory and racist practices that take no account of the actual abilities of potential candidates. But it doesn't disturb white people like us, does it? Why should we care about the rights of people different from ourselves if our own privileges reign supreme?
Teacher contract headaches
What happens to foreign teacher contracts now that the Thai school year will run from July 1st to mid-April 2021?
Not all foreign teachers are prepared to work a few extra weeks for free, alongside already earning a relatively low professional salary without as much as a pension pending.
Beware of the sinking economy
Postbox letter from Bill
The sinking economy in Thailand is going to put a huge dent in the future of TEFL teachers here.
The future of education in Thailand
Should the serious TEFLers be preparing themselves for change?
If the population of foreign EFL teachers doesn't want to be treated as a cheap commodity by Thailand's education system, the one sure-fire way to stand a chance is first and foremost don't be a cheap commodity.