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Red flags in a job ad

Discussion in 'Employment Contracts' started by Clown, 6 May 2014.

  1. Clown

    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    What's up, everybody?

    I keep hearing tales of schools and universities timing their firings perfectly as to avoid paying for holidays etc. Now what's the likelihood of this school paying the WP and other fees after the completion?!?

    Call me cynical, but I've been bitten too many times and am now twice shy.

    "We require a full time English teacher to teach Matthayom 1- 6 or secondary level. The salary is 15,000 baht per month for 12 months. Our school is in Thunghuachang district in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. The successful teacher will be somebody who is energetic and responsible for teaching. School is responsible for non-B visa and work permit fee after the contact is completed also lunch and accommodation are provided. Original education transcript and certificate must be presented for contact."
     
  2. Mr Pete

    Mr Pete Active Member

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    I would say that if they contract is renewed after 12-months then the money originally used for with Visa/WP will just be used to renew those again too. If the teacher doesn't want to renew the contract. Then who knows if the teacher will get the money back? Even if it's in the contract doesn't mean that they would. It's a gamble.
     
  3. Corsair

    Corsair Well-Known Member

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    Nothing that would interest me on a number of levels but to answer your question.

    Experience not teaching, but living here...

    <3%

    I doubt they would fire you, just no intention of actually paying out.

    No idea who they are trying to attract with that package in such a remote place. Can't be NES.

    Sad really.
     
  4. Clown

    Clown Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Am pretty sure that a WP has to be paid for by the employer. Who ever heard of an employee financing the WP's fee?!?
     
  5. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    Me. I did that first year here in Thailand.
     
  6. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Any sources for this knowledge, Clown?
     
  7. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    I have done quite a bit of NES and NNES hiring. If we look on the other side of the coin we see many English teachers who leave after 2 weeks/1 term/6 months/nine months and the school is left with Parents who have paid for English lessons but no teacher.

    Not a perfect situation I agree but let's not forgot what has happened to get to this point.
     
  8. ramses

    ramses Well-Known Member

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    While I have found nothing to suggest that the employer has to pay for the WP. However, it does seem to be common practice. I have asked 2 different admins and gotten two different answers - one being that it is the employer's responsibility, the other that the employer can decide to pay or not pay for the WP.

    Having said that, given that nearly 3/4 of employers DO pay for WPs, I would think there is a mechanism in place that encourages employers to do so - legal or otherwise. If it were simply a matter of the employer deciding whether or not to pay, I find it highly unlikely that so many would do so of their own volition.
     

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