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BFITS (Bright Future and International Training Services

Discussion in 'Schools you want to talk about' started by Tonyja, 5 May 2016.

  1. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    Good advice and that's where it starts as you the individual. Some teachers I have met over the years cannot do this. I get up of a morning some times with personal problems, sometimes large of late, sometimes small, some mornings I just want to say stuff it and not go, but I still do go. But once I'm there 'game face on' and this is so important as the kids will pick up on it if you are in a mood and that is also unfair on them ...its not their fault if you are eh.

    As for who you work for, agency or direct, not all are good to work for. In my case I don't really like the direct people I work for as they come out with some quite silly shit at times and I feel that they are indifferent as to whether I stay or go ...but 11 plus years on and I'm still there.

    In this case its like any other job. Many do not like their bosses but the pay and conditions are good ....getting on with it starts with you and your attitude towards the job ...you the employee.
     
  2. MGHines

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    Gungchang, I would like to say yes but it is toss up with the work permit and the school. Age is relevant to me. I have seen some old timers that can teach circles around the younger ones who can't seem to pull themselves out of bed or even feign interest in the classroom.

    Some schools/immigration have no problem while others start to quote mandatory retirement age. For some schools, it is not an issue one year until there is a Thai teacher being "asked" to retire who will point at others and ask why they are working past the retirement age.

    The rules are different from region to region (surprise, surprise) and year to year and even from school to school. For example, I have teachers in one area that are required to go take a blood test and wait for the results to bring them back to immigration before they will get the stamp.
     
  3. crew

    crew Faber College Member

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    Just had a rep from BFITS come and speak to our trainees yesterday. I was thoroughly impressed with the rep's professionalism and well balanced presentation. She pitched BFITS but without any of that pie-in-the-sky BS. If they provide half the support she says they do, it'll still be 10 times the amount of support I've seen provided by most schools.
     
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  4. DavidUSA

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    I had never heard of BFITS until now, and I see that many of you regard them highly. I just checked out the stats on their website: about 520 hits per day. They must be busy.

    Going through an agency might be a good idea--as long as your pay doesn't get axed. In China, there are quite a few crooked recruiters; they sometimes take a big slice of one's pay.

    Once upon a time, back in 2012, I went to Thailand with a shoeshine and a smile, found a job at the end of the road, and it did not work out very well. I was completely alone, and I had to trust the administration of my prospective "university", which was like having tea with Jack the Ripper--two sugar cubes please, no cream. Some support would have been nice, especially on that memorable day when they told me to work overtime for 50 Baht an hour. I chuckled about it, but after that I had to go. Having some reliable people like BFITS around, at least as a kind of good neighbor or witness, might have made my life easier.

    I often think of recruiters in a negative light, but in Thailand it might be the way to go.
     
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  5. crew

    crew Faber College Member

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    As far as I've understood, BFITS is the direct employer and has their schools within Thai government schools--a bit like Bell. Is this the case, or not?
     
  6. DavidUSA

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    I think you are right. It looks like they run their own programs in Thai schools, and they recruit for those programs. It looks like recruiters +.
     
  7. Wangsuda

    Wangsuda Nonentity Staff Member

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    It is the case.
     
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