The jobs that are available always greatly outnumber the
jobs I want.
Right now I’m trying to find a job in the northeast of
Thailand, in a good school, that pays 32-35,000 Thai
baht per month. It’s gotta be close to Laos so I can go
frequently. It should be close to a major city with a Tesco
so I can have Italian bread (french bread) sometimes.
It should have some universities. It should have good
internet connections SOMEWHERE – even if not at my
home. It should have good connection at the school I
There should be virtually no farang there at all. One or
two that I might see each day – ok. No more really. No
They need to have awesome som tam, spicy, spicy.
The school should give me a bonus at the end of the year
equal to one month of salary. The school should offer
yearly increases if I stay. The school should have some
experience already dealing with farangs and know that
we don’t take well to last minute notices.
The teaching job should be for Prathom 2 or 3, maybe
4. Or, I would consider a university job – but they don’t
pay so well in Isaan. Never more than 28,000 baht per
The city should have lots of traditional morlam dancing.
I LOVE that stuff. I love the music too. I should get
awakened every Saturday and Sunday by groups of
people dancing behind a pickup truck with large speakers
and some guy playing a crazy instrument that sounds
almost like east Indian music, but is much, much better.
There should be a too-geh outside my window.
There should be a Makro where I can buy a ping-pong
table so I can invite people over.
Ideally the job would be close to a part of Laos that is
thin so I could shoot across Laos and into Vietnam for
a 3-day weekend.
There should be an English camp where we go
somewhere fun like Ko Chang near Rayong.
There should be Thai teaching assistants.
It should be a great Song Kran town. I think all the
towns in the northeast are, though I’ve been to just
Ubon and Sisaket oh, and Warin Chamrap. Those
are all perfect.
Anyway… Anybody know of a teaching job in the
northeast that is looking to hire for next term that
might fit the above?
Didn’t think so!