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    For those with Filipino coworkers...

    Alright. Got one group of em, just pleasant and down to do the job just like the rest of us. Love em to pieces.

    The other have cliqued-up and are determined to undermine all sorts of normal, everyday interactions, such as spreading the common announcements, disciplinary procedures (for students), and how we relate as a group to our bosses, who can't help themselves but regard us as a common foreigner group.

    Their grief stems from perceived injustice in salary, benefits, and what you might expect.

    While I sympathize with them to a significant degree, I was not responsible for recruiting them, drafting the contracts they signed, nor any other agreement. In fact, many of them have been at my place of work far longer than I, and their grievences predated my arrival.

    They take it out on the farang amongst us, myself of course included, this chip they've felt poorly about but maintained forever.

    It is poisoning an otherwise productive, collaborative, and progressive workplace, not to mention cause detriment to our program whose goal is to give our students the best possible education and experience.

    I'm pretty much tired of it. I've worked with uppity people in every job I've ever had, but in years of experience in various countries, I've never been around a bunch who tried to sabotage the well-being of so many other people in such a way.

    Does anyone have a similar experience? I'm not trying to single them out for their nationality, and sorry for the rant, but it's becoming unbearable and destructive to a program that I have invested my time, high motivation, and forward-thinking-ness into, and I'm worried about the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by educationalmercenary View Post
    They take it out on the farang amongst us, myself of course included
    I can't ever imagine a Filipino standing in front of me - face to face, toe-to-toe - and giving me grief.

    I'd love to know what it's like. Before I smacked him.
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    I've had some bad experiences in the past. But you can not paint them all with the same brush.

    If I have to listen to one more tirade though, about farangs and their salary....Then you will see a flying headbutt off the top rope.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Hood View Post
    paint them all with the same brush......
    I will suppose that that you didn't mean my beef, because I'm more than happy to work with the others who choose to be individuals who look out for themselves. I don't even mind the 'union' nature of it, but it's not even unanimous among the Filipinos I work with.


    I don't presuppose anyone's preferences or predispositions on the basis of nationality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by educationalmercenary View Post
    Their grief stems from perceived injustice in salary, benefits, and what you might expect.
    Can't imagine why. They're earning 10X what they would back home.

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    I taught with mainly Philiipinos.

    Never had a problem..didn't communicate a lot.

    ---Update---

    They were all of the born again species.

    I pretty damn sure that one fine young lady amounst their group offed my lovely silver pen.
    When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    I pretty damn sure that one fine young lady amounst their group offed my lovely silver pen.
    Graphic details, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russellsimpson View Post
    They were all of the born again species.
    That seems a fact. I always liked them but many suffer from loss of job anxiety and in turn kiss a lot of admin ass or like to sequel on you.

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    Once the same lady claimed that she had lost here wedding ring in the school bathroom.

    ---Update---

    The school spend a few days scouring.

    I figured she had sold it but had to go through the motions....

    Like I say...born again.

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    So my advice might be...avoid the born again breed of Philipino.

    Otherwise...hard workers..


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    At the gig I had in Chumporn they'd hog the computers reading all about Jesus, use the printer and school-owned paper to make fliers. They get on well with Thais it seems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    I can't ever imagine a Filipino standing in front of me - face to face, toe-to-toe - and giving me grief.

    I'd love to know what it's like. Before I smacked him.
    Interesting.

    Are there any other ethnic groups that you would immediately exact violence upon following a difference of opinion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobble View Post
    Interesting.

    Are there any other ethnic groups that you would immediately exact violence upon following a difference of opinion?
    Or just non-Whites?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wobble View Post
    Are there any other ethnic groups that you would immediately exact violence upon following a difference of opinion
    Brits?

    ---Update---

    Loud mouthed yanks?

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    It's clear from his av that he'd be a fearsome opponent in a clinch.

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    Aussie walk about drinking folks?

    ---Update---

    Uptight Kiwis?

    Crazy Irishmen?


    probably a few methinks.........

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