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    Filipino scam

    I’m presently employed directly by my school teaching PE and English Intensive P1. However, I’m a little concerned over a Filipino teacher. She is very pleasant and has recently replaced another Filipino who was here for only a week before he left, he didn’t inform the agency he works for or the school. This I have just found out.

    The conversation arose because she is concerned about her wage and how she would be paid; this is when I realized the scam. It appears the first Filipino who works for an agency is applying for the jobs, which he than hands over to another Filipino without telling the agency or the school. He then takes a cut of the teachers’ wages.

    The point being this lady shouldn’t be working here, and neither does the agency have her account details to pay her. She is presumably putting her trust in this guy, and no doubt he is taking the larger cut.

    Do I inform the school or stay out of it?
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    Do you really care if she is getting ripped off? If so talk to the agency.

    If not don't

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    I don't care about her agency, I was more concerend about the school. I suppose it's not my business so i'll leave there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    I suppose it's not my business so i'll leave there.
    Good idea

    She is paying a commission to agency or this other guy either way. maipenrai

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    Seems she was not qualified to get the job in the first place so ultimately it will be the students who will suffer. I'd say something, anonymously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    I don't care about her agency, I was more concerend about the school. I suppose it's not my business so i'll leave there.
    Think of the kids! Am guessing you're a fellow teacher?

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    From my experience, but not in the education industry, this type of scam is occurring all the time with mid to low skilled expats who are not of the bar trade variety(the ones most exploited).

    Expat Thai's are also very susceptible to "brokers" who commission costs of relocating (repaying the passage), salary % cut and then launder the remittance exchange rate who can very nasty if the worker does not complete the employment contract or pays "the fees" on time.

    Up to you, but tread very carefully as their is likely to be some one at the top who is a local and could make your life and career very difficult.

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    I would expect the school to notice a change of teacher.

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    I agree with the posters who say it is the kids who will suffer. So very true.

    The way I see it is you have 2 choices. 1. Shut up and be a part of the problem by allowing it to continue, or 2. Open up and be part of the solution. Besides, your job is not at stake.

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    Yes, I am leaning over more to inform the school. If this was a man then I'm sure I wouldn't even hesitate considering recent reports of abuse. There are three of us that know already, and as well as her spoken English not being too clear, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before someone becomes suspicious.

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    Filipino scam

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones View Post
    Yes, I am leaning over more to inform the school. If this was a man then I'm sure I wouldn't even hesitate considering recent reports of abuse. There are three of us that know already, and as well as her spoken English not being too clear, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before someone becomes suspicious.
    Helloooo...!!!!!

    3 of you know, by not informing the school, and waiting for them to find out on their own, your silence will only serve to make all of the farang teachers in your school suspect. Your already disliked by the Thai teachers because you earn more money than them. Report it, all three of you and you will make yourselves look good. Stay silent and the opposite will surely happen.

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    bunch of sanctimonious twats.

    if it is the sort of school that does not even notice a change of teacher, then it is hardly the sort of school that would all that worried anyway.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Yes, I am leaning over more to inform the school. If this was a man then I'm sure I wouldn't even hesitate considering recent reports of abuse. There are three of us that know already, and as well as her spoken English not being too clear, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before someone becomes suspicious.
    How does lack of English skills relate in any way to paedophilia ?

    poor troll Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    bunch of sanctimonious twats.

    if it is the sort of school that does not even notice a change of teacher, then it is hardly the sort of school that would all that worried anyway.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Yes, I am leaning over more to inform the school. If this was a man then I'm sure I wouldn't even hesitate considering recent reports of abuse. There are three of us that know already, and as well as her spoken English not being too clear, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before someone becomes suspicious.

    How does lack of English skills relate in any way to paedophilia ?

    poor troll Jesus.
    AMEN Kingwilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    if it is the sort of school that does not even notice a change of teacher
    I can't even imagine such a place. Not even as if they look similar.

    You'd think the students might notice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlineshooter View Post

    Helloooo...!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by xlineshooter View Post
    I agree with the posters who say it is the kids who will suffer. So very true.

    The way I see it is you have 2 choices. 1. Shut up and be a part of the problem by allowing it to continue, or 2. Open up and be part of the solution. Besides, your job is not at stake.
    or 3 maipenrai, they really are not learning much anyway.... Is there really a solution? dont get involved with trying to make thailand perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xlineshooter View Post

    Helloooo...!!!!!
    scottish, aren't you?
    If a black Amrican can be an African American, then I am going to be a Scottish, Irish, British American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim1176 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xlineshooter View Post
    I agree with the posters who say it is the kids who will suffer. So very true.

    The way I see it is you have 2 choices. 1. Shut up and be a part of the problem by allowing it to continue, or 2. Open up and be part of the solution. Besides, your job is not at stake.
    or 3 maipenrai, they really are not learning much anyway.... Is there really a solution? dont get involved with trying to make Thailand perfect
    So, "It's nothing (maipemrai). " Well you keep your head in the sand Jim and do nothing. No, there is not a solution from people like you because of "maipenrai". Well, it is something, Its a scam, known about by 3 teachers who are asking for advise. That was my advise and its good advise.

    The kids are learning a lot, but unfortunately not English. And, yes there is a solution. At least a partial solution, and that is to volunteer your language skills to help these kids that want to learn. I and other posters here do that as you have probably read in other threads. Not every kid wants to learn, but we can help those that do.

    Jim, when and if you Do get Involved, you will find this to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life.

    Lastly, what is the definition of a perfect country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    bunch of sanctimonious twats.

    if it is the sort of school that does not even notice a change of teacher, then it is hardly the sort of school that would all that worried anyway.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Jones
    Yes, I am leaning over more to inform the school. If this was a man then I'm sure I wouldn't even hesitate considering recent reports of abuse. There are three of us that know already, and as well as her spoken English not being too clear, I'm sure it will only be a matter of time before someone becomes suspicious.
    How does lack of English skills relate in any way to paedophilia ?

    poor troll Jesus.
    Where did I say her lack of English skills pointed to her, or anyone else for that matter being a pediophile?

    Oh shit! Never mind I, i briefly forgot it was you I was responding to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    xlineshooter.....................making the world a better place, one post at a time.
    Isn't that the way every problem is solved? One step at a time?

    Get off your computer and do something constructive for a change. Cutting on me is idiotic. If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything Flash.

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    not every problem is solved one step at a time, get off your high horse and don't judge me or the way i spend my time, who are you to say that your time is spent more constructively than mine or anyone elses that you have never met on a web forum. you need to relax a little, you offered advice its up to who ever asked the question if the want to take your advice, harping on and on from your moral high ground is more for your benefit than anyone elses. Do you want a string of replies saying how great you are with all your wisdom?
    another option is for the 3 teachers who know to speak to the new teacher, let new teacher know that he/she is involved in a scam and give new teacher the opertunity to make things right? I unlike you am not claiming to have an answer thats cut in stone, but that is another option..
    there is no need for this thread even, if there are 3 adults who i assume have some level of education i'm sure they could assemble some sort of plan between them.
    save your moral crusade for more worthy causes and don't judge people you know nothing about.
    and if you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all xlineshooter.............

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    Let me get this straight. The school hasn't noticed that the new employee does not have the requisite skills (English) to do the job properly. Neither have they noticed that she's apparently changed sex?

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    ^That bit is confusing me too.

    I know Thai schools can be bad, but not even knowing who the teachers are is unbelievable.

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    I'm a teacher and work with 2 Philippinos who are quite competent. My suggestion would be to wait and see if she is a good teacher or not. If she's good (an asset to the children) say nothing, but if she is worthless, this would be a quick simple way for the school to get rid of her.

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