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    work permit reqd .? teaching part time .

    i am suprised at the number of farangs teaching part time in thailand ,
    who do not have a work permit .
    they are off the opinion , they teach part time ,
    a work permit in not required . many are told this by the agency , that arranged the job ..

    what do you think ?.

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    They are working illegally if they have no wp....end of story. Is the risk worth it ? Depends on the individual. For some, teaching at home or at their students home the risk is probably less but if you are working for a school there is always that chance you could be one of the few unlucky ones to get nabbed. Up to you.

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    Fulltime, part time, paid or unpaid you need a WP to work legally

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    getting a work permit for part time work might be a tad difficult

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    "tad difficult"? I'd say almost impossible for a part-time job. The amount of red tape in this country is suprising, but if you're teaching at home or away from a school under the radar should be ok (ish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart
    what do you think ?.
    I think you write like a 12 year old girl and hope you're not teaching anything that uses the English language as its medium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bart
    what do you think ?.
    I think you write like a 12 year old girl and hope you're not teaching anything that uses the English language as its medium.
    It's early on a Sunday morning. Not that the day is especially important to the unjobbed but, after skimming this short thread and seeing your post, I returned to the OP.

    See what you mean.
    Be happy dudes. It's a lot more fun than crying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    getting a work permit for part time work might be a tad difficult
    Yes, there are minimum requirements for a WP.
    Not sure what the figures are, is it 22 hours and 40k baht per month ?

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    TT, you may get a WP for less income, provided you work for a Government School, current monthly remuneration there is only 30 - 35K Baht but WP is easy to get, at least the guys I know all have a WP.

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    Thanks
    Do you know what the minimum hours are for a WP ?

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    20 hours I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I think you write like a 12 year old girl and hope you're not teaching anything that uses the English language as its medium.
    1 up on the average TEFLer then

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    20 hours I think
    Yup, at least did hear the same. Anything less can be done (TiT) but a "tad" difficult!

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    I doubt very much that the OP"s native language is english.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I doubt very much that the OP"s native language is english.
    Agreed. I reckon he's an Aussie.

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    just your average TEFLer

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    Majority of People agree that teaching is not work. So the answer is no, you do not need a work permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cenovis
    Majority of People agree that teaching is not work.
    under regulations for private schools it would seem that the govt agrees with you

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    If they decide your working without a work permit your foked. Having said that a mate of mine worked here on massive projects involving water pumping for 10 years on a 30 day entry stamp n that was for the Thai Gov't


    Gotta luv em..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    If they decide your working without a work permit your foked. Having said that a mate of mine worked here on massive projects involving water pumping for 10 years on a 30 day entry stamp n that was for the Thai Gov't


    Gotta luv em..!
    Yes, I know many teachers who teach in Government schools without a work permit. Can't make up my mind if that is safer than working illegally for a "for profit" entity or not, but it certainly assures you have no employee rights.

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    ^He worked for Egat

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