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    The average teachers salary in Thailand vs an American Mcdonalds Employee. .

    I think we chose the wrong profession ..
    aside from the obvious monetary advantages... mcdonalds employess are actually respected by the community

    Mcdonalds Store Manager= 38,835 USD (top pay is 90,000 USD)
    100,000 baht teacher 38,256 USD
    80,000 baht teacher = 30,612 USD
    Mcdonalds Assistant Store Manager = 29,382 USD (top pay is 42,000 USD)
    60,000 baht teacher = 22,956

    Mcdonalds Fry cook = 15,840 USD
    40,000 baht teacher= 15,300USD
    Mcdonalds Drive thru cashier = 14,976 USD (top pay 19,200 USD)
    Mcdonalds cashier = 14,688 USD
    30,000 baht teacher = 11,472 USD




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    There is huge job satisfaction in upselling fries to huddled masses.
    Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
    The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    we chose the wrong profession
    There is absolutely NO uncertainity about that assertation.

    And you didn't even mention free/discounted food from the Arches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Quiet American View Post
    And you didn't even mention free/discounted food from the Arches.
    -Free meals for each shift for crew members.
    -Free food all the time for managers.

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    Bad analogy.

    What about volunteer work? No pay vs McDo pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddahas View Post
    Bad analogy.
    Indeed. The salary of one profession in a developing country compared with another in a developed country. So what? Of course the wage in the developed country will be higher. The cost of living might have something to do with that

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    Minimum wage in the UK equates to 48,000 baht a month. I think I'll move back... *Howls of derisive laughter*
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    Compare the salaries of those same McDonald's positions in the U.S. and Thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    I think we chose the wrong profession ..
    aside from the obvious monetary advantages... mcdonalds employess are actually respected by the community
    This is a very wrong and unfair comparison, mcatt66.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    Mcdonalds cashier = 14,688 USD
    30,000 baht teacher = 11,472 USD
    Just think about what a MacDonalds cashier can do with 14,688 USD in the USA and what a foreign teacher can do with 30,000 THB in Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    I think we chose the wrong profession ..
    tefling in thailand is a great many things...but a "profession"? hmmm...
    "vast and black. the thing that was poised, like a crow over the moon. round and smooth. cannon balls. things that have fallen from the sky to this earth. our slippery brains. things like cannon balls have fallen, in storms, upon this earth. like cannon balls are things that, in storms, have fallen to this earth. showers of blood. showers of blood. showers of blood. " c.f.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    Mcdonalds Store Manager= 38,835 USD (top pay is 90,000 USD)
    100,000 baht teacher 38,256 USD
    80,000 baht teacher = 30,612 USD
    Mcdonalds Assistant Store Manager = 29,382 USD (top pay is 42,000 USD)
    60,000 baht teacher = 22,956

    Mcdonalds Fry cook = 15,840 USD
    40,000 baht teacher= 15,300USD
    Mcdonalds Drive thru cashier = 14,976 USD (top pay 19,200 USD)
    Mcdonalds cashier = 14,688 USD
    30,000 baht teacher = 11,472 USD
    How about taking into consideration what the McDonalds (USA) employee pays and taxes, and then has left over for his apartment, his food, his car loan, and all his other expenses, and then let's compare that to what the equivalent English teacher in Thailand pays for the same.

    Then, if we're really gifted, let's express all of those numbers in terms of percentages, making the gross revenue the 100% and seeing how much is left over once all the other expenses are dedicated.

    .... or just compare the salaries of an English teacher in Thailand, to a McDonalds employee in Thailand.

    How about it?

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    ^ Your overall point is correct of course, but....car ownership??

    Your average thailand tefler might as well dream of a palinquin help aloft by angelina jolie and scarlet johanssen.

    ---Update---

    Wasn't there a guy who posted a while back about how he didn't mind working saturdays because he got fried rice and all the watermelon he could eat for lunch?

    Now that's gotta beat a big mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    his car loan
    dont cars cost more in Thailand?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    mployee pays and taxes
    I was taxed pretty heavily in Thailand. .

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    as left over for his apartment,
    same same. . both will live in a studio apartment..or in rural areas a small house with limited amenities..

    ---Update---

    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    or just compare the salaries of an English teacher in Thailand, to a McDonalds employee in Thailand.

    How about it?
    go for it. . .

    with Mcdonalds u get a pretty good retirement plan as well:

    . Employees who put 5 percent of their salary in the company 401(k) receive a company match of as much as 11 percent

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    I think we chose the wrong profession ..
    aside from the obvious monetary advantages... mcdonalds employess are actually respected by the community
    Good thread, topic and stats mcatt66. (Source?)

    Anyway, Mickey-D managers more respected? Perhaps, now that I think about English teachers in Bangers....

    As for a choice, I'll stick with the English teaching. I prefer the work, hours, and also.....the location.

    I'm in Thailand. Mickey-D managers are back in the west. I get more tail than they do, and I have a better lifestyle.

    I also don't smell like a french fry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcatt66 View Post
    dont cars cost more in Thailand?
    I was taxed pretty heavily in Thailand. .
    same same. . both will live in a studio apartment..or in rural areas a small house with limited amenities..
    - Thailand has far better transportation, and it's cheap. Used (well used) cars are sometimes affordable.
    - you are not providing any numbers in comparison. "pretty heavily" is not a number.
    - housing costs are not even close to "same same". You're dreaming.

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