I was wondering.
For those of you who have returned "home" and got a decent job, during the hiring process, what did your employer think of you having worked in Thailand?
Was it a plus? A negative? A neutral? A non-factor?
Along the same lines, how about having lived in Thailand? What was the feedback on that?
For my UK high school job - positive.
For my UK police job - positive.
Both these jobs value life experience and my time in Thailand was seen as 'character building', dealing with other cultures, etc.
Sur votre bicyclette, mate.
For teaching job - okay, no problem.
Anyone have any employer reaction experience, preferably in the US, after that Jon Benet Ramsey idiot ruined the perception of Thailand teachers back home?
No, but there have been people like him back home too. I would hope an employer would have more common sense than to base his opinions on one pervert's case.
It's true that Thailand does have a certain reputation for sexual pursuits of many kinds, so if you fit a certain stereotype and can't answer questions with confidence and give off a certain air you probably won't interview well.
I did ok. Paully did ok. Some grubby old tosser with shifty eyes might not do ok
Never say that you worked in Thailand – it gives you a bad reputation. Thailand stays for sex, sex tourists, lazy baggers, booze – nothing positive... A friend of mine lost his job as a police officer when he mentioned he worked in Thailand before...
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What rubbish!Originally Posted by dickeeier
Which country are you claiming this happened in?
why bother jelly...
Never been a problem for me working part-time in a primary school. Just be open about it and people will soon judge you for themselves. Keeping it quiet is a stupid thing to do as someone is bound to find out then they will be suspicious as to why you had to hide it.
It was a security problem for me.
I worked with defence (Australia) for 20 years before working overseas.
Predominantly Thialand, but others as well for 10 years.
When I returned I was refused a security clearance to work on defence projects.
All this of course is more due tothe coalitions war on terror and their scare mongering.
Prbably would have received the same treatment if I'd worked in NZ or the UK.
The whole security issue sucks.
Turned ou OK though, found a new job back in LOS paying twice as much as before.
SO stuff em!
The UNITED STATES OF EUROPE boy, the country with the most promissing futureWhich country are you claiming this happened in?
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