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
There is huge job satisfaction in upselling fries to huddled masses.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
What about volunteer work? No pay vs McDo pay?
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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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?
^ 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.
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.
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
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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