Money isn't everything.
Good luck Bruce whomever you may be.
Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.
I love this job. I'll never leave it. Let me see, where could I go ....... what would I do .......? Yeah, I love this job.
^ too true. Good luck Bruce. Life is more interesting with different chapters.
Sur votre bicyclette, mate.
Personally, I'd be more impressed if Bruce told us he was disposing of his stock/shares in TEFL Int'l as well. Just 'cuz he's quitting a main board position doesn't mean he won't have a background influence in how the business is run in future.
"If you're not interested in changing where you work (and thus the student population, obviously) then a) your success at applying various and sundry teaching techniques is unlikely to have anything to do with how effective they are in general, and b) your sweeping generalizations about Thai students serve no purpose but to fuel your inertia and your feeling of being an 'insider'. Sadly (for you) few who read your sweeping generalizations will perceive it that way, but hey if it makes you feel good, knock yourself out." -zeusdogg
If you like parting with your money by investing in projects you know nothing about, then I've got some Enron shares I'd like to sell to youOriginally Posted by American Ajarn
As far as I know TEFL Int is a registered chatity. If he has made millions then he could well be in deep doodoo with the tax man!Originally Posted by Desertexile
Con Artists never quit; they just change "jobs." He has been outed like a groundhog on a hot winter day.
Not according to the financials he submits to the government. It's a non-profit venture and I think Bruce has always maintained his salary was something like 40,000 baht per month. So no, at least according to the law, he didn't make millions.Originally Posted by Desertexile
I'm sure he'll be very successful in his new venture. He's got a great knack for marketing. It's that knack for marketing combined with a great TEFL trainer that has made TEFL International what is it.
Are you actually reading this? Do you think I care?
That’s why you'll remain a peon.Originally Posted by buddahas
Smart investors invest in smart people (workers). We could care less what business it entails. So long as there is a track record of success and receipts to prove it – startup money is trivial.
Just like stocks.
But this is all probably way over your head.
Are they the outfit that used to advertise their course in the Bangkok Post's Jobs section in order to hook teachers looking for work?
If that's the case, then I say good riddance. One less snake oil salesman in Thailand.
Game? This wasn't meant to be a game!!!...NEVER!!
Good luck to you. Hey---if someone's new, a TEFL course is a must lest you become a co-worker teacher.
"It's called the American dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it." -George Carlin
So exactly what do you know about TEFL Int'l? How many grads have you spoken to? What do you know about their course? What do you know about their instructors? Do you have any idea how they compare to all the cowboy outfits in Thailand?Originally Posted by El Tel
Unsubstantiated allegation deleted , in my estimation, he ran his businesses to make a quick buck rather than establish a good name. In fact I would recommend on his past track record the only line of business open to him now is opening an EP or MEP.
Last edited by Jellybean; 14th September 2007 at 15:28. Reason: Unsubstantiated allegation of a serious nature