I'm thinking of going to work in China within the next 12 months. The money on offer is too good compared to what Thailand offers (as well as less hassle with visas etc). I have heard that if you apply for a 'Z' Visa from Thailand (I'm a UK national), that you need to have a Thai work permit (not sure if it's for Chinese immigration or the Chinese Labour Dept). Is this true? I have one, but here's the rub... ..my school would fire me on the spot if they knew I was applying for jobs in China (they hate teachers leaving). So basically, will my school in Thailand be informed at any point? If so, I'll have to go back to the UK to apply (or get another job in LOS and apply from there).