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    Rate your job

    Let's make it out of ten for the sake of ease. I'm giving mine 7/10.

    Pros:

    The actual classroom time is very enjoyable, my students want to learn and come fully charged with energy 95% of time.

    Pay is better than average and always on time

    I get to live in one of the last frontiers of the world

    Long holidays

    Local teachers are for the most part on the ball and friendly- some absolute stunners,too!

    Good work to life balance- I very rarely have to work from home. Got a marking system set up and have enough time to prep for lessons.

    Cons

    Local admin- prepare to lock horns and hit your head against a brick wall.

    Living in Myanmar brings its share of challenges what's a mountain for someone is a molehill for another. I struggle with the isolation, rubbish expat scene and general loneliness.

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    job is fcuked and the boss is a poof

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    job is fcuked and the boss is a poof
    Please come and see me in my office, I'd like to talk to you about your attitude at work.

    Wear something sexy.

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    You mentioned "Loneliness " I find that interesting because at work an old lady in living in a retirement home started singing to me a song that I knew that is by The Beautiful South ( Rotterdam to Liverpool or something like that)
    I asked her what she meant, so she explained it's a song about loneliness, and she's lonely.
    Now isn't that strange, she's surrendered by her own people, crowded Britain yet she's lonely.

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    Ain't got no job.

    Mum is kicking me out soon. I'm moving to Miami area to rent a room out of a house form and old friend from I grew up with in my home town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grampa View Post
    Ain't got no job.

    Mum is kicking me out soon. I'm moving to Miami area to rent a room out of a house form and old friend from I grew up with in my home town.
    Is it another basement?

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    bugger all out of ten.
    I recently changed careers , now I is a safety guy !

    and dealing with muppets all day and trying to prevent them from killing themselves is so depressing.

    why cant we just let nature take its course and weed out the dumb ones ?



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    10/10 I'm retired.

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    7 of 10. Dont get me wrong as I love the weeks boredom which are allways followed by excitement and action when the shit hits the fan. They pay is about right as well. Can't and or will not complain, I've seen what others do for a living. It's not always easy and by no means getting rich (do ok) off the gig but all and all for me I'll take it in a heartbeat. It has allowed me to buy other projects that make us money as well as do a little philanthropy in terms of helping out the extended family with land and houses and stuff. For that I'm grateful and know they are too.

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    7/10, same as Mandaloopy. Some of the school administrators are not 'facilitators' but 'obstructors'. But the kids are great, lessons are enjoyable, workload is not heavy.

    I'm toying with going back to Thailand (purely because I still can't get the fcuking ham radio licence here and I therefore can't enjoy my hobby - imagine if your hobby is fishing and you're told that you can't fish for the next 5 years...).

    The problem is that the salary and working conditions are quite good over here - I won't be able to save the same money each month in Thailand.

    I had been working on a second source of income idea by launching Myanmar's first online dating website. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't allow new dating websites to advertise on their pages, and all the local ad agencies that I've contacted to run ads on other Myanmar-centric websites and print media have run a mile at the idea of lecherous westerners contacting the pure and naive Myanmar ladies.
    Groping women when you're old is fine - everyone thinks you're senile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    7/10, same as Mandaloopy. Some of the school administrators are not 'facilitators' but 'obstructors'. But the kids are great, lessons are enjoyable, workload is not heavy.

    I'm toying with going back to Thailand (purely because I still can't get the fcuking ham radio licence here and I therefore can't enjoy my hobby - imagine if your hobby is fishing and you're told that you can't fish for the next 5 years...).


    The problem is that the salary and working conditions are quite good over here - I won't be able to save the same money each month in Thailand.

    I had been working on a second source of income idea by launching Myanmar's first online dating website. Unfortunately, Facebook doesn't allow new dating websites to advertise on their pages, and all the local ad agencies that I've contacted to run ads on other Myanmar-centric websites and print media have run a mile at the idea of lecherous westerners contacting the pure and naive Myanmar ladies.
    Also thinking of going back to Thailand due to hobby restrictions. I love to hike, but alas most of the places I want to go to are on the 'restricted' list. No such silliness in Thailand. Japan is also at the top of my list,too.

    Would have the same reservations as Simon about returning to Thailand, but coming round to the fact that my happiness is worth more than my bank balance.

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    I used to make about $500 a month from doing a couple of hours of online teaching each evening. It is feasible to maybe make about $1,500 a month from online teaching, without working long hours.

    If I return to Thailand, I'll hit the age discrimination problem ==> only able to get a government school job teaching 45 rowdy youngsters and earning 30,000 baht a month.

    My plan right now is to do a CELTA course during the March/April break - I'm signing up for the ILA course in HCMC. (I started my online MA education course last month and my first piece of submitted was OK, just submitted the next task work).

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    Retired 8/10

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    7/10

    -1 it's too fucking hot here
    -1 the arab/indian mentality
    -1 it's work


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    5/10

    - The cities and "countryside" are equally bleak and dull

    - It's fucking hellishly hot and humid seven months a year

    - The administration is bloated with careerists beavering away creating needless layer upon layer of bureaucracy

    + Easy to save money as there is sweet fuck all to do.

    + No rent, no utilities, no bills other than internet and phone.

    + Long paid holidays (60 days plus)

    + 35 metre swimming pool 30 second walk from my flat.
    Pues, aquí estamos.

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    8/10

    +s:

    Monster savings potential
    (All inclusive 3 b/r, 2.5 bath, yard/garden Accom. incl. net/satt tv, shared car w/ fuel/maint./repair coverage)

    GREAT weather

    10 weeks paid vaca/yr.

    Firm administrative/military/police support

    Secure compound

    Strong contractual (job) security (established U.S. Corp.)

    numerous other perks

    -s:

    Students are a handful

    VERY stressful days/periods (occasional but steady)

    Moody boss

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    10/10

    Bosses throw money at me like there's no tomorrow, both for the job and in the wage packet.

    Great team of hardworking staff and a right laugh to work with.

    Deeply satisfying work.

    Lots of holiday.

    I keep telling them the only way I'll leave is if they carry me out in a box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    Secure compound
    +secure
    -Compound


    Or that's how I would imagine it anyway.

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    8/10

    6 months a year off (supposed to be but I elect for more)

    Good wage.

    Tax breaks.

    Can live anywhere I want, if I wanted to.

    But the people are insane and its kinda dangerous.

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    Good.......i get to live in Thailand, im paid tax free in US Dollars
    Bad......i have to sit by the phone hoping it will ring with someone offering me work. Sometimes go months at a time with nothing. Have to fly anywhere in the world at a minutes notice nearly always to some boiling hot shithole. My bosses are all arrogant mostly American assholes who talk to you like shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhaze View Post
    +secure
    -Compound


    Or that's how I would imagine it anyway.
    Can't really get one without the other in this region, but I smell what you're steppin' in....

    I lived off compound (Riyadh) for a year before and there were some perks to it.
    My wife didn't like it all that much due to having to get in the car (with invites) just to be social,
    but my only beef with compound living is all the f#*ing moaning crackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose65 View Post
    bugger all out of ten.
    I recently changed careers , now I is a safety guy !

    and dealing with muppets all day and trying to prevent them from killing themselves is so depressing.

    why cant we just let nature take its course and weed out the dumb ones ?


    I recently changed too... tried a fancy start-up type company for 5 minutes, but it was a organisational clusterfuck... detached director who didn't (know how to) do anything but post videos online... dopey manager and project manager who seemed to be slowly working through Janet and John's guide to PM as their projects drifted ridiculously beyond their deadlines... a couple of fake technurds and a gobshite undermining ex-squaddie tit new to life in civvy street, (and clearly giddy with excitement at the new gig) whose moronic gums wouldn't stop bouncing with odd homoerotic comments and bursts of guardian headlines unrelated to the technical task we were in the middle of...
    ...anyway new gig is a more professional outfit, chilled atmosphere, a bit more fun with healthy vulgarity allowed and people saying what they think to your face (a bit more - let's not be naive), nice mix of workshop work and global deployments in some interesting and some less salubrious locations... but fock me the epic (and somewhat inconsistent and misapplied) safety bollocks we have to endure!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    10/10 I'm retired.
    7 days away for me

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    Previous Job was 10/10. Cutting edge optical transceiver development. About 25 people when started. Left when over 500.

    Current job 3/10. People are good giving it the 3. Boss another story. Terrible micro-management. Have expectations but limited authority. Business segment boring. Prefer OEM NPI where growth and progress always happening.

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