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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Yeah, uni sux, let's just go and bin 5 000 years of knowledge then........
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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde. I guess it all depends on your goals, motivation, your competency, and your own perception of your self worth.
    First of all Oscar Wilde got his ass in jail for getting his shit pushed in.
    Second, I don't value myself with money. I do what I do, and Thais will pay me the least possible. If we "stick together" bullcrap, nothing will change. We are guests here. We take it up the ass(just like your buddy Wilde), or leave.

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by peelieorion
    I'll qualify that. Many degree subjects now are Mickey Mouse. A few year ago The U.K Government decided it wanted to up the numbers going to University. You used to need 3 good A Levels to go. Now it seems that they've invented courses like a windsurfing degree and degrees that are rather easy. Of course many people have worked hard for what they have, I can't imagine an English degree or a Science degree being easy. Having a degree at least appears that an individual has shown commitment to gaining knowledge. I'm sure many degreeless people would make excellent teachers but without some qualification its just a lottery whether anyone is good or not.
    Degrees have changed a lot in 20 years. I grad 1991 when poly were polys and about 15% of any age group went to Uni. Now its nearer 40%. It wasnt that long ago (20 years) when it was less than 10%. In the old days a degree was a degree. Now Thames Valley Uni sets A-level papres from the 80's as third year uni questions! Eveyone now knows a Thames Valley degree is far inferior to most unis or even HND's/HNC's. So when Thailand demands a degree it isnt asking that much really. 20 years ago it was a lot. now not much

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipkik
    You seem to have a satisfying job, Alex. Is it possible to work in Korea and avoid the 30 hour a week hogwans? Also, is there anything you still miss about Thailand?
    ajarn.com by the looks of it

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by mustafarodupthere
    First of all Oscar Wilde got his ass in jail for getting his shit pushed in.
    Second, I don't value myself with money. I do what I do, and Thais will pay me the least possible. If we "stick together" bullcrap, nothing will change. We are guests here. We take it up the ass(just like your buddy Wilde), or leave.
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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Gipkik wrote:
    You seem to have a satisfying job, Alex.
    Well, I don't know about that.

    Is it possible to work in Korea and avoid the 30 hour a week hogwans?
    Get a Uni gig.

    $2-3,000 a month, 9-20 hours per week, 2 weeks to 5 months vacaction per year.

    Also, is there anything you still miss about Thailand?
    As it was when I was living there, not much.

    Being with my family, seeing some friends from there, and walking the lake in Khon Kaen, perhaps.

    [I also liked riding my motorcycle around the back areas...and popping out to the market with my wife occasionally, as well].

    But, in general, I prefer to work in Korea and vacation in Thailand.

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    First of all Oscar Wilde got his ass in jail for getting his shit pushed in.
    Second, I don't value myself with money. I do what I do, and Thais will pay me the least possible. If we "stick together" bullcrap, nothing will change. We are guests here. We take it up the ass(just like your buddy Wilde), or leave.
    A tad homophobic I think....

    I'm not a guest here, I'm a skilled worker that is providing a service that many Thais can't do.

    You set your own worth, if you think you can get more than 35,000 per month or whatever then hold out for it. If you can't get more money or a more fulfilling job then find out what you need to do to enable you to do so. If you don't make the money you seem to think you deserve it's your own fault.

    Unfortunately many people do value money because no matter how you wrap it up, money talks, money is not the be all and end all of life but most people would rather be rich and happy than poor and happy and remember the world does not owe you a living.

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    remember the world does not owe you a living.
    Perhaps, but I reckon it at least owes me a beer.....
    Or would you like to swing on a star?

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by IsaanAlex
    and popping out to the market with my wife occasionally, as well
    For a second there, I thought you had written "at the market." Funny how those pesky preps change things.

    Thanks for the advice. Cheers

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    A tad homophobic I think....

    I'm not a guest here, I'm a skilled worker that is providing a service that many Thais can't do.


    Quote Originally Posted by haltest
    if you think you can get more than 35,000 per month or whatever then hold out for it.
    Yes, I get paid a lot more than that. I wouldn't take their trash out for 35,000 per month

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    Re: Plenty of jobs – at very low wages

    Quote Originally Posted by mustafarodupthere
    Yes, I get paid a lot more than that. I wouldn't take their trash out for 35,000 per month
    I'd want a lot more to take their trash out than to teach them, regardless of what that amount may be...

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