Dear Bob the Teacher

Postbox letter from Marko

Here are the reasons why we can't employ you.


Asking for more money

Postbox letter from Bob

Have any teachers out there been successful in negotiating a better wage during the interview process?


Why I live here in Bangkok

So what's the attraction exactly?

Bangkok might never be the place I truly call home but it's a place I'm happy to be right now.


Schools in Thailand

A variety of flavours

In my few years in Thailand, I've both applied to and interviewed with a number of different schools, so I thought it may help those new to the profession to clarify a few points, along with what general qualifications you need to even bother applying.


What makes an ideal school to work for in Thailand?

Postbox letter from Tom

If the teacher is not motivated, creative, happy, calm, realistic, reliable, patient, resourceful, pragmatic, disciplined, then it is the fault of the school and the way it is run


What lies ahead for Thailand's foreign teachers?

Postbox letter from David

Is it ever likely that foreign English teachers will be sincerely welcomed into Thailand and compensated not only in a manner commensurate with our qualifications and expertise, but also in a context relative to the significant contributions we bring to Thailand and its people?


The unintended results of the teaching license requirement

Postbox letter from Thomas

If Thailand is really serious about improving the quality of NES teachers here then they need to get serious about paying them properly. This would mean substantial increasing the salary for any teacher who obtain a teachers license but as we all know this is never going to happen.


The plight of slaves

Postbox letter from Captain Haddock

Unless you just want to have an adventure or get started in your career, for most graduates Thailand is a very unattractive place to work.


Living on the new wage mentality

Postbox letter from Bob

30K is less than 1,000 dollars a month. It is not possible to live on it anywhere in Thailand and this includes Isaan now; unless like most workers I meet: you already have retirement money from another country, do one heck of a lot of tutoring and extra work on the side, or you are very lucky.


The problems with 30K a month

Postbox letter from Bigtown

I have come to realise that with the current pay and contract formats being offered, you would in effect be earning less than a full-time corporate Thai employee of a similar educational background, but without any perks.


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