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    My fairwell to TEFL

    To teachers in Thailand and the world over:

    It has been a great run. But all good things must come to an end. Today I submitted my resignation to the BOD of TEFL International, effective at the end of this month.

    The obvious question for many will be "Why?" There are three reasons.

    1. I have been CEO of TEFL International (in some form or another) for 10 years now. That's a long time. About 1/4 of my life! And while I have enjoyed the challenges, I have accomplished about as much as I can. After all, we went from one small center in Ban Phe to the largest TESOL course provider in the world. It's probably time to hand it over to less entrepreneurial management.

    2. I have another project that is in the start-up phase (that has nothing to do with Education at all) that will need my attention for the next 6 months. It is potentially very lucrative and a lot of fun, too.

    3. I have some issues that I need to resolve. These may become messy and I do not feel it is fair that these issues negatively reflect upon TEFL International. Thus, considering points 1 and 2, my resignation seems necessary. I have already put them off as long as I can. Time to chew gum and kick ass (and I am all out of gum).

    So good luck to all of the friends (and foes) I have met along the way. I may not be visiting much in the coming months, but I just might pop back in now and then to say hello. My tefl Email will still be working for a few more months but best to email me at bruceveld@hotmail.com.

    And, yes, I did misspell farewell!!!
    Last edited by Bruce; 13th September 2007 at 22:45.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    All the best mate!


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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Good luck Bruce. Great to see Westerners being successful in LOS. All the best.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    All the best; screw the rest.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Quote Originally Posted by crew
    All the best; screw the rest.
    Fit the best, fit Everest!

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Good luck in your future endeavors Bruce, wherever they may lead you. I benefited from the course in many ways and remember my time in Ban Phe fondly. All the best to your family as well.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Best wishes with the new career Bruce...

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce
    So good luck to all of the friends (and foes) I have met along the way.
    Whatever people might say you cook a mean spare rib. Take care.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Yup ten years is a good chunk of your working life.That's about as long as anyone should stay at one project.

    Best of luck with your new efforts.
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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Sounds like the story of a winner to me.

    Peace mate.

    Need investors for your second project?

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Yup, when you start writing 'fairwell' instead of 'farewell' and you're in the TEFL industry, it's probably a good time to bail...

    Good luck to you and yours!
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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    hang in, bruce. any hints on the new gig?

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    Sorry, to hear you're going Bruce...all the best mate!
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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertexile
    That's why you remain pushing the present perfect Willy, whilst he suns himself and sits back on his millions.
    Many kids who bomb out at school go on to make millions...many people who succeed at school go on to become...schoolteachers...gotta be a moral there.

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    Re: My fairwell to TEFL

    Quote Originally Posted by Desertexile
    millions
    of what? airline miles?

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