Have a look on the job boards. Big Gov EPs in BKK are offering the exact figures stamp has posted. I interviewed at one school at the start of term, they offered 40,000 for 12 months, now they're advertising on here for 30 to 35 in October. They employ direct only.
My guess is stamp's documents are correct.
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Guy Manpoof sux nuts for $$.
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@Guy Mandude - Hmmm...it was/is my understanding many of the lower tier international schools offer one year contracts. I know the proper international schools require a two year contract but I think our chances of landing a job in one of those is very, very small.
@Warhammer820 - Unfortunately I know all too well about those types of schools. I spent my three years teaching kids who were 3rd generation gang members. But hey, someone has to teach them, right?
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Sounds like getting anything over 40K for a first gig is a God send in Thailand! Ugh.
Going in January probably won't help matters either. Do Universities hire often? I have 8 years teaching here in the states...
^ are you 24, blond, blue eye'd and smiley with no qualifications?
the school will have you fully legal on at least 40k p/m in no time.
Today I was told I will have 4% of my salary withdrawn for insurance (5% come January). That brings me down to less than 26,000 baht. Le sigh.
I guess if I don't find a job at an international school for the 2013-14 school year I'll head back to the states...or possibly China.
@Buoyant - Yes. Apparently it was deducted the first two months because I wasn't "officially" working here.
@The Present Perfect - That's what I'm beginning to wonder...
The only saving grace is a have some savings (about 15000 USD) unlike when I was living/working in Spain. In Madrid I earned next to nil and had nothing in the bank. Those were tough times. Then again, I was ten years younger.
Oh well, I guess I'll find a new job for next year or I'll go back to the states. Either way I'm glad I came to Thailand.
Where are you, BKK?
Should apply for new jobs for the second term as you're not happy with them, or with their conditions. Straight off the bat you should earn at the very least 10k more, and probably easy to find 20k more for the second term.
That's not a lot of money, except when it equates to nearly a 100% raise.
@Present Perfect - Thankfully I'm down south so my money goes a lot further than it would it Bangkok. Plus, there are way less things here for me to spend my money on.
We're definitely going to look for new gigs after this semester but they will have to be in a school that runs on a Western schedule. If not, we would totally screw ourselves for another year.
I guess only time will tell...
No, but if he's only receiving 26k p/m... just getting another job will likely change his take home pay to 46k.
26K, 46K, 35K, even 60K.
At the end of the day it is still a pittance.
OK....60K is at the limits of being 'OK'.