I teach in a language school in the subrubs of Bangkok. It's a nice little school, the students are engaged and friendly and since i've been here (about 6 months) I've built up a nice teaching relationship with them and feel like I'm doing some good. The problem I'm having is with my bosses. They don't really speak English and although one has an educational background (he teaches business management in a thai university) he doesn't really know what he's doing when it comes to speaking English. Their ideas are a bit kooky and they aren't able to explain them well enough so I can understand and implement them. Plus I'm the only teacher in the school, so I don't really have anyone to turn to for support or advice. They're very much of the opinion that management should dictate what happens in the class. Not only this but each lesson I teach is being recorded (students watching videos is a big part of how they run their school) and I know they're not doing it to watch me, since they hardly watch the videos. They say its so students can watch the videos if they miss a lesson, but I'm starting to think they're doing it because they might be selling them to someone. it might sound far-fetched, but I can't think of any other reason. I would like to quit, but I'm a bit worried about the whole work permit thing. Can they hold onto it so I can't get another job? I find the whole thing has left a bitter taste in my mouth, which is a shame because the students themselves are great. I know you might say that the management usually pull stunts like this, and there's no use complaining about it - either deal with it or leave. So what happens if I leave? what's the worse that can happen (within reason)?
Do you want to quit or not.
If you think you can work things out, then do that and quit concerning yourself with the WP.
If you have decided that you cannot stay at this job any longer, start making plans for a decent exit.
The WP situation can be worked out. Another job usually just means a differnt set of headaches.
First decide t if you're gonna stay or go.
get a tourist visa in Vientiane immediately after you quit. they'll probably cancel the WP (and that invalidates your non-immigrant B visa).
i've heard tell of bad things happening to people who break contracts. i've also heard tell that most of the time, nothing happens at all. do bear in mind that your quitting on short notice won't inspire joy in their hearts.
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