Why do I have to stay at school?

Should a teacher be allowed to leave the school premises when they don't have lessons to teach?

The school wants me to remain on-site from Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to about 4.30 pm. This doesn't sound very fair to me. I'm only making 35,000 baht a month and my downtime would perhaps give me the opportunity to go out and earn some extra money.


Bah humbug! Working at Christmas

Surely a foreign teacher doesn't have to work on the 25th December!

For some reason I had just presumed Christmas Day would be a day off for foreign teachers. It was only around three weeks before the big day that I was reminded that I was expected to be at work.


Why I'm happy to work weekends in Bangkok

Days off during the week can be a joy

Bangkok, it must be said, can be pretty nasty on a weekend. There are almost no benefits of having these two days off work compared to taking the days off in midweek. Not that I can see.


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