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Thread: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    I guess you've never worked govt schools.
    i do right now.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Waiting here for you to post, Slurpy.

    haven't seen you on here much lately.
    Miles and miles to go before I sleep...

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unwell
    i do right now.
    Got my tenses mixed up. Thought you are recruiting. As for filipino's not at your school, if there's any undegreed white teachers at your govt school, you will be meeting some filipino's within the next few months. (Unless you have to leave the country).

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by DunceCap
    Waiting here for you to post, Slurpy.

    haven't seen you on here much lately.
    I've been really busy with work, even on the weekends. But I always try visit the forum to check on interesting posts.
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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    Got my tenses mixed up. Thought you are recruiting. As for filipino's not at your school, if there's any undegreed white teachers at your govt school, you will be meeting some filipino's within the next few months. (Unless you have to leave the country).

    Or unless they have to leave the country.


    You have an amazingly naive perception of Filipinos. What makes you think they are all as pure as driven snow?

    Couldn't quote a statistic, but I am sure there are plenty of non-degreed and KSRers among their ranks. I've encountered a couple directly.

    (Not exactly iron-clad evidence, but a source I trust at one of the Ramhamkaeng sessions for the Nonthanburi project advises that majority of Filipionos there were without degrees.)
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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    was recruiting. all our teachers are stable, appreciated and happy right now. oh, and i am leaving the country...



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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Hm, maybe your post isn't interesting DC?

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Actually, I know one who claimed to be a PhD even though he was never awarded that qualification.

    According to other teachers at the school (not farangs) he told them he had completed the preliminary subjects but didn't know he had to do a thesis as well. He claimed it was the University's fault for not telling him and accordingly called himself a PhD based on the two subjects he had completed! (Hearsay, of course, but popular hearsay...)

    He subsequently softened this claim to including "PhD candidate" as a qualification on his CV, even though he had long since stopped studying. (No heresay...fact.)

    Amazing.

    Tragedy was, some Thai teachers thought his claim quite reasonable. The University really should have it clear what they expected for a PhD!



    There certainly are frauds, wankers, losers, and cheats amongst their ranks as well...



    (Actually this guy was the centre of another episode. I was helping a student rewrite a two page speech they were going to deliver next day. The grammar was appalling and I really expected a little better from this student. As I got toward the end of the document, I found a particularly simple error. I playfully hit the student over the ears with their paper, saying "You can do better than this!". She replied "Yes, I think I could. But Ajarn X wrote it". )


    But I'm being unfair. No doubt there are an equal percentage of farang horror stories as well....

    ..aren't there?
    Last edited by torbek; 12th December 2006 at 20:58.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    You have an amazingly naive perception of Filipinos. What makes you think they are all as pure as driven snow?
    Have I ever said that Torbey? I know they aren't all angels. They're human.

    Quote Originally Posted by torbek
    Couldn't quote a statistic, but I am sure there are plenty of non-degreed and KSRers among their ranks. I've encountered a couple directly.
    Plenty? More or less than the white man? You've got a chip, male. Deal with it, don't expose it. You'll only make yourself weaker.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    munted, it wouldn't be the first time. I put out some real clunkers at times.
    but they are not there to be great or boring they are just my thoughts at the moment.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    I have heard from a friend who works in a travel agency that there are actually a lot of Filipinos going home next year due to the new visa regulations and ministry requirements. And secondly, due to the low pay that they get from their schools. (something like 10k to 15k). I don't really know the extent of how many are leaving.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Slurpyjoe
    (something like 10k to 15k)
    that's about the same as they get at home with a m.ed.

    sure you're right tho, sure these new regs are gonna hit them as hard as they'll hit some of 'us'.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Munted
    Have I ever said that Torbey? I know they aren't all angels. They're human.



    Plenty? More or less than the white man? You've got a chip, male. Deal with it, don't expose it. You'll only make yourself weaker.

    How the fuck have I got a chip, arsehole?

    I can assure you I couldn't more comfortable as I am. Those here that know me personally can readily attest to that.

    You have been pushing this agenda of yours based on no evidence, bullshit statistics, and ridiculous generalisations.

    If there is anyone with a chip, it's not hard to work out who...

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unwell
    that's about the same as they get at home with a m.ed.

    sure you're right tho, sure these new regs are gonna hit them as hard as they'll hit some of 'us'.
    That's true. You know, some of them just came here thinking that it's all a piece of cake. They were banking on the idea that they would probably get higher wages here in Thailand than in the Philippines. But I think there are just a few fortunate ones who were able to get decent wages plus excellent working conditions. But aside from the usual pursuit in the academe, there are a lot of Filipinos working in publishing houses / newspapers / advertising agencies getting 70 to 90k a month.

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    Re: Is Your Uni / School Hiring Filipino ESL Teachers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unwell
    something like 10k to 15k
    Some get quite a bit more - try 20-30K, depending on the school. It may explain why so many are over here as the salaries are better.

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