The expat's guide to social security in Thailand
While Thailand is hardly characterized as a welfare state, it does have a decent social security system in place.
If you’re legally employed by a company based in the country, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the social security system, though many expats and foreigners are unaware of how the system works or how to make full use of it.
Dr. Evil, or Dr. Troll?
Postbox letter from Back home for Christmas in Zandvoort Aan Zee
The Thailand I have known, loved, and lived in since the early 80's is still very much the same as it was then, and will always be, regardless of what "crackdowns", "crusades", and "hubs", you want to use as scare tactics to make this country your own personal utopia.
Pay rises and promotions
How to aim higher and enjoy a better quality of life as a teacher
I'm looking ahead to next year and thinking about how to get a pay rise and a promotion. You should be thinking about it too. So what are some of the ways to go about it?
Am I one of the desirables?
Postbox letter from Ken
Do I fit what Thais are seeking "disciplined, neat, clean, organized, mentally stable and responsible foreign people"? Perhaps?
Don't complain. It's not so bad here.
Postbox letter from
It's clear to me that us Westerners are huge complainers by nature. Let's face it, we have it easy, especially when you compare our quality of life to those that reside in South East Asia and China.
The highs and the lows of living and teaching in Thailand
Our survey said.........
To get an idea of exactly what teachers love and loathe about life in Thailand, we conducted a brief survey and with foreign teachers based in Chiang Mai.
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.
How I got out of teaching
I gave up the classroom but still managed to stay in Thailand
Many of the people I've met along the way have asked me how I managed to study and work at the same time, or how I got such a cool job, or where to look for a job and so on.
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.
It all boils down to how you look at things
As much as I love Thailand, I often find myself complaining about living here. I notice that many of my friends do the same thing. Most of the time it is just harmless chit chat, but sometimes I find myself talking to people who really do not seem to like anything about Thailand.