Aren't we flogging a dead horse?

Postbox letter from Nick

I have from time to time read several of the articles post on your website and many are both interesting and good, but at the same time, I think sometimes we are beating the same dead horse over and over and over again without any real value or change


Michael's Story

A remarkable story of overcoming some of life's obstacles

I'm featuring Filipino teachers' stories and tackling some employment issues concerning foreign teachers from a Filipino's perspective which I hope might add to the tone at ajarn.com. So, wish me luck!


Severance pay part two

Postbox letter from Justice for Chalkies

This act exemption appears to be an outright example how the elite control information taught in the schools and how teachers are kept under control.


What about a teachers association?

Postbox letter from Johnny Kay

Teachers need to get hardline and not just wimp out when they don't get paid.


I am my mother's keeper

Living my mother’s legacy in a world of good and evil.

I tried to look for a teaching position, but my heart just wasn't into it. I couldn't concentrate. I couldn't focus. I had lost my energy, my drive to succeed. I barely functioned at all. I stayed in my hotel and watched the news. I did go out to eat and drink. There were nights when I drank and drank and drank. I tried to forget, but the more I tried to forget the more I remembered.


The color is grey

Postbox letter from Peter

Sometimes, the red tape here in Thailand seems insurmountable


Theravada Buddhism and the workplace

How religious traditions can have an effect on a work environment

A common source of friction for teachers working in Thailand is the perceived lack of detailed planning. In order to create detailed plans, one needs to feel fairly confident of being able to predict the future.


Labour protection for teachers at private schools

Postbox letter from No Justice to the Chalkies

Every person working in Thailand, who receives money for their labour, have the right to labour protection. However this is not true if you are a teacher or principal - foreign or Thai, working as a teacher at a Thai private school.


A teacher's day in court

Postbox letter from Justice for Chalkies

A group of teachers took a Bangkok private school to court over severance pay and wrongful termination of contracts.


Age concern

Postbox letter from Christopher

Is 60 now too old to be a teacher in Thailand?


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The Region Guides

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Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


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Will I find work in Thailand?

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Contributions welcome

Contributions welcome

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