Really really embarrassed. And so freakin confused.
I just did a thread about moving to Laos.
Landed a great job......
if it's too good to be true... (spacing inspired by Russ)
So I applied for the job, had 16 emails of interaction, one phone interview. Got the job. Scanned copies of a signed contract were sent to me, I signed, scanned, and sent them back. Everything was awesome. Got the job.
I have seriously bonded with my students, spent 3 days saying goodbyes, countless photo's, tears, email exchanges. Invited my co workers to come stay with me when they go to Laos.
Told the family, posted it on facebook. Wahoooo Laos!!
tonight at supper they send me an email saying enrollment isn't up enough, sorry we will rescind the contract. (god i hope goo is reading this)
I was hired to teach the 10 "slow learners " they had, surely they would still be there.
My thai visa is up so I have to go to laos anyway so I just told him we would speak in person on Tuesday. I also told him I have sold one of my motorbikes, given away my furniture, taken my belongings to a transport company, quit my job, and have appointments with real estate companies in Vientiane tomorrow, so it isn't acceptable.
he replied that he was really sorry.
Is this irony? I was really fed up with Thai school politics and was really excited about working for a farang run school....frickin australians...
Wow, that sucks. I don't know what else to say.
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sorry to hear marcus. maybe there is a plum position just around the corner for you.
harsh mate. i wonder what the legal system is like?
Just go back and tell them you couldn't leave them .. throw a party for everyone. It'll soon pass.
goo, sorry, I was thinking of someone else.... should have kept notes dammit, one of the old faithfuls, regulars, is usually pretty good on the legal side of things. got the names mixed up.... your the cyclist
^mate, I know about legal stuff, but only in Thailand. Basically, Thai Labour Law is based on British laws and in a previous life I had to deal with a great many employment legal issues. Laos laws I have bugger all idea about. Absolutely none. Again, sorry for your trouble, it seems like you have been shafted and it is none of your fault.
I'm genuinely sorry, Marcus.
It just wasn't to be. You'll be fine in the long run and look back and laugh. You don't believe me 'cos it's still all 'happening' but trust me on this.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
Happened to me with a gig in VN. I wasn't employed at the time so it wasn't as bad. We had about five email exchanges and two telephone calls. Then I got an email with an application for a working visa. I sent it. He never wrote back. I called but he was never home.
same same lao i'm sure marcus. if you really want to live there just go. skool year is starting up, no doubt there are jobs all over the damn place.
Imodium can't stop me.
The hurt originates from the belief in the goodness of people...relieve yourself of that and life is joyful...the minute you rely on another person you're fucked...learn from it...
Solace resides in the belief in yourself and no other...fuck these idiots who exclaim that you need others in this world...I've yet to meet anyone who is as predictably unreliable as myself...
Anna...you should write for hallmark...
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