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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    In 2022?
    Salaries for foreign teachers in private and government schools seem to go down every year. I'm always amazed at the abysmal salaries in expensive Phuket.

    A typical salary for a foreign teacher at a private school in Myanmar is $2,500 tax-free, plus apartment provided. I currently earn that with my online teaching. When I start in-class teaching in a couple of weeks from now, I will of course have to reduce my online classes during the daytime. But I can continue them if I wish in the evenings and weekends. So I calculated that my online salary will drop by about $1,000 a month to $1,500, but then add it to my $2,500 in-class salary and I will be doing fine
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    And housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Salaries for foreign teachers in private and government schools seem to go down every year. I'm always amazed at the abysmal salaries in expensive Phuket.
    It is a pity that the salaries haven't went up in like ten years or more. I check Ajarn quite often and am amazed that most salaries are still at 30,000 baht. I was offered a job at an international school in Bangkok recently starting at 85,000 baht a month, but I worked hard to adjust back to Canada after four years. I can make more here and I am paying into a pension. I also have friends, a car, aging parents, etc. I really had to think about my decision, but I believe I made the best one. Thailand will always be there for me to visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    It is a pity that the salaries haven't went up in like ten years or more. I check Ajarn quite often and am amazed that most salaries are still at 30,000 baht. I was offered a job at an international school in Bangkok recently starting at 85,000 baht a month, but I worked hard to adjust back to Canada after four years. I can make more here and I am paying into a pension. I also have friends, a car, aging parents, etc. I really had to think about my decision, but I believe I made the best one. Thailand will always be there for me to visit.
    I would expect to take home quite a bit more than 100k a month with benefits were I to move to Thailand, but the jobs I want come up very rarely and the jobs that do come up involve responsibilities that I'm currently not willing to take on.

    At the moment, I'm earning a bit less than that, but the job and location suit us quite nicely for what we need and what we want to do. We'll see what comes up in the next 12 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    At the moment, I'm earning a bit less than that, but the job and location suit us quite nicely for what we need and what we want to do. We'll see what comes up in the next 12 months.
    Best of luck! I have a few friends that have taught in Egypt and in fact, I was offered a job there in New Cairo at the Canadian school that I turned down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    Best of luck! I have a few friends that have taught in Egypt and in fact, I was offered a job there in Cairo at the Canadian school that I turned down.
    Cairo is a hellhole, but New Cairo is ok.

    Egypt is fantastic.

    The country itself is very popular with foreign ladies too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    The country itself is very popular with foreign ladies too...
    I heard many good things about Egyptian men and their nice dongs. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    I have nightmares thinking about golf, bridge etc.
    I have to say Simon, you have a very limited scope about things to do in retirement. I could see why that gives you nightmares. Who in the hell even plays Bridge? In the end some never want to retire from work and those folks usually have significant challenges later when they are forced too. Lots of good reads about it and an area you should investigate because the reality is we can't work forever. Best to plan on retiring, establish resources then work for fun, not because you have too.

    Good luck on your new move and teaching adventure.

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    Simon, you have been quite the nomad the past few months! All the best in your job & new adventures. The charity work that you have done (and plan to do) for the kids in Myanmar is very admirable. Given the political climate there now, I hope those kids are given the chance to have a better future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    I have to say Simon, you have a very limited scope about things to do in retirement. I could see why that gives you nightmares. Who in the hell even plays Bridge? In the end some never want to retire from work and those folks usually have significant challenges later when they are forced too. Lots of good reads about it and an area you should investigate because the reality is we can't work forever. Best to plan on retiring, establish resources then work for fun, not because you have too.

    Good luck on your new move and teaching adventure.
    The thought of indulging in golf gives me nightmares. The thought of my radio ham hobby, or riding my motorbike in the hills, or teaching disadvantaged students sound much more enjoyable. Even in a wheelchair, there is so much that you can do. I don't need to earn $4,000 a month, even though that is what my total income will be. I work because I enjoy it..

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    More good news today (I consider the opportunity to teach in a civil war scenario as good news!). I was studying for an MA in Adult Learning & Global Change about 5 years ago. This is an online post-grad degree from Linkoping University in Sweden. I registered to study this course because all university courses are free of tuition fees for EU students (which I was at the time).

    Anyway, I completed the first half of the course, but then was too busy to continue and I withdrew from the course. Now, to keep me busy in Myanmar, I asked (pretty please etc), if I would be allowed to rejoin the course without penalty. The reply was 'yes'. So I hope to complete my MA around my 64th birthday...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    More good news today (I consider the opportunity to teach in a civil war scenario as good news!). I was studying for an MA in Adult Learning & Global Change about 5 years ago. This is an online post-grad degree from Linkoping University in Sweden. I registered to study this course because all university courses are free of tuition fees for EU students (which I was at the time).

    Anyway, I completed the first half of the course, but then was too busy to continue and I withdrew from the course. Now, to keep me busy in Myanmar, I asked (pretty please etc), if I would be allowed to rejoin the course without penalty. The reply was 'yes'. So I hope to complete my MA around my 64th birthday...
    That's awesome for you! You are lucky that you get to take the rest of the course for free? It'll give you something to do!
    I have to pay $650 for the courses I take to specialize in teaching ESL to children in the public school system. I mostly work with children new to Canada from the Mid East, Asia or Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    That's awesome for you! You are lucky that you get to take the rest of the course for free? It'll give you something to do!
    I have to pay $650 for the courses I take to specialize in teaching ESL to children in the public school system. I mostly work with children new to Canada from the Mid East, Asia or Africa.
    Yes, I paid similar amounts some years ago for my Montessori and Phonics training courses! I applied for the Linkoping course purely because it was free. This degree was about the only subject which was related to education. (There was a free degree to learn Irish Gaelic, but I decided that I would do that after the Education MA!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Yes, I paid similar amounts some years ago for my Montessori and Phonics training courses!
    Nice! These are called AQ courses (Additional Qualifications), and if you get three of them you are considered specialized in that field. Your pay goes up quite a bit as well!

    Your course sounds interesting (as does Irish Gaelic..lol). I'm starting my second AQ course in September and look forward to it. Cheers to learning new things !

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    Enjoy Yangon and it was great to catch up in Jomtien. Now everyone knows my name lol. For anyone that actually cares, I'm doing fine. Back to UB for two years, at least that's the plan. After that I want to be back in SE Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    It is a pity that the salaries haven't went up in like ten years or more. I check Ajarn quite often and am amazed that most salaries are still at 30,000 baht. I was offered a job at an international school in Bangkok recently starting at 85,000 baht a month, but I worked hard to adjust back to Canada after four years. I can make more here and I am paying into a pension. I also have friends, a car, aging parents, etc. I really had to think about my decision, but I believe I made the best one. Thailand will always be there for me to visit.
    Exactly. Not sure how old you are mm but you've done the tefling thing ,enjoyed it and are probably the wiser for having the opportunity to see a different part of the world. It's more important to cash up / pay into a pension etc while your in demand. Asia will still be there when your done. And it's way better to be a tourist and do your own thing

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    Geez I can't believe I've just offered up that bit of advice , I must of drank myself clever. Will there be more cleavage shots now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    Cairo is a hellhole, but New Cairo is ok.

    Egypt is fantastic.

    The country itself is very popular with foreign ladies too...
    I did not like Egypt, or anywhere in the Mid East, and I could not wait to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    For anyone that actually cares, I'm doing fine. Back to UB for two years, at least that's the plan. After that I want to be back in SE Asia.
    I hope you enjoyed your time in Thailand, Seb. Have a good school year! Will you be back in person now? I have heard Covid is on the rise again, at least in some parts of Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ravers98 View Post
    anywhere in the Mid East, and I could not wait to leave.
    I spent a year in Kuwait and didn't like it either. Dubai was cool though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLD View Post
    Geez I can't believe I've just offered up that bit of advice , I must of drank myself clever. Will there be more cleavage shots now?
    Haha, thanks for the advice. No more cleavage shots, with some of this crowd around.
    I was never really a TEFLER in the sense that some people think they aren't qualified or good teachers. I believe there are some really dedicated, good TEFL teachers out there who love what they do and dedicate most of their lives to doing it and improving their qualifications. I was a qualified teacher way before I decided to go abroad. I just fell in love with travelling and learning about different cultures and all that is involved with living abroad. IF Covid didn't hit, I'm sure I'd still be abroad. I did decide to settle back in Canada as per the reasons I stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Enjoy Yangon and it was great to catch up in Jomtien. Now everyone knows my name lol. For anyone that actually cares, I'm doing fine. Back to UB for two years, at least that's the plan. After that I want to be back in SE Asia.
    I was trying for a job outside Yangon, but ancient beggers like me can't be choosers. Also, riding a motorbike around my new location is not advisable right now, since there is a serious risk of being shot by the military.

    The rule was introduced late last year >> 2 men riding a motorbike and the military/police can shoot you, 1 man and woman on a bike and the man must be the driver. This is to try to reduce drive-by shootings of police and junta persons. (Apparently, women won't shoot the soldiers if you believe these rules..).

    Myanmar Regime Introduces New Motorbike Restrictions

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Myanmar will be glad. All the best, Simon.
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