I'm 8 months into a 1-yr. contract (which stipulates 30-days advanced notice must be given prior to quitting) at a private language institute here in BKK (branches in 4 malls)...
I'm flourishing, I have a good reputation, I really like my students, and I have good relationships with everyone on staff...but the utter lack of communication, management ability and business "smarts" at the school is starting to drive me nuts. So, I'm looking around...
I've always "done the right thing" in resignation situations in the past, but, based on how this school is run and some recent issues pertaining to teachers' compensation, etc. I'm not at all sure that I'd get paid for my last month.
Has anyone ever been stiffed on their last month? What repercussions might I face if I don't give any notice?, etc.
It is always a tricky one... the obvious, decent answer would be to give notice anyway, and if they don't pay you take some small pleasure in knowing that you did the right thing. That is the obvious/decent answer, though perhaps not the best option in your situation. Go with your gut instincts and be safe in the knowledge that you were doing what you thought to be best.
If you do move on it'll most likely be sideways...hoping to move in an upward direction is evidence of a lack of experience...
You listed some good things about your job...look on that as a bonus...
..if you do decide to bail...just do it...
don't give it a second thought...the same occurs from them when they fire you or don't renew your contract...
"You really want to save the planet?...the next time you see a hybrid car with a childseat... smash the window, remove the childseat and replace it with a box of condoms..." Doug Stanhope
Find another job then bail. In my experience 8/10 admins are idiots. That's Thailand. Why do the right thing for them? Did they do the right thing for you?
IMO Thai contracts are worth about nothing.
Of course it'd never do any good to discuss your problems with the management. No doubt they haven't a clue they've erred in any way.
Or ask permission to leave early and find them a warm body to take your place.
Like blackballed? That'd be something hard to prove. If it did happen I guess it's most probable during one of their yearly extracurricular activities, a gossip and eating fest.
Maybe I'm paranoid.
Everybody and their dog has "pulling power" in Thailand it seems. Just remember, if they are the real deal, they wont waste a second of their lives caring about you or your situation. If you dont like your job, get a better one then leave.
This is it... The apocalypse.
Regarding "once you quit a job, your work permit and one-year visa are null and void. You are allowed a maximum of seven days to leave the country and get a new visa"... that certainly can't apply to a non-O can it?
If its linked to your work permit it does. You don't get 7 days either, you have to leave same day unless you pay for a 7 day extension at immi.
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.