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BANGKOK 21 April 2019 23:03
LetsCleanUpTHAILAND

How Can NES Teachers Get Justice?

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3 hours ago, Airalee said:

After you’ve completed your noble quest, can you give us a follow up covering the ins and outs of Thailand’s defamation laws?

Do not worry, will be getting go fund me updates 😂😂😂

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The job advertising websites won't help you. They earn their income from the schools.

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On 3/13/2019 at 11:31 PM, BestB said:

Do not worry, will be getting go fund me updates 😂😂😂

Nah, that site is for begpackers. I prefer to roll up my sleeves and earn my way 😉 That's why I'm here for strategy advice from experienced expats. 

 

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On 3/14/2019 at 8:14 AM, allane said:

The job advertising websites won't help you. They earn their income from the schools.

That's very disturbing. I didn't know. It makes perfect sense tho. gotta keep the lights on somehow - so to speak.

 

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The OP said he wasn't given his salary?  Like my thread, should i go to the labor department?, I'm curious if the OP went to the labor department to try to get his salary.  

 

Just say it's a school, don't say anything else, and give us some details.  I am curious how bad they treated you.  

 

I just found out my friend applied to a school that will only pay her for 10 months.  she's not mad at all, but upset she didn't see this before.  a 10-month salary is not a good start, i think.  

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On 3/13/2019 at 1:17 PM, BestB said:

any idiot with money and citizens does open up a school

 

good luck with your battles 

bad luck for thai parents who cares and their children when time and money gets wasted for years without delivery of knowledge...

thais have not much service quality and almost no customer rights...every ding dong can do every business ... example beauty clinics...if somebody dies... mai loo mai pen rai...

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Do what the Thais do - smile and walk away. Chalk it up to experience.

 

What you are suggesting could open up a whole can of worms for you. If you have not been paid, go and see a Thai lawyer who has experience in employment disputes, but even then you may just end up losing more money.

 

Posting online about it will not end well.

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On 3/26/2019 at 9:34 AM, puukao said:

The OP said he wasn't given his salary?  Like my thread, should i go to the labor department?, I'm curious if the OP went to the labor department to try to get his salary.  

 

Just say it's a school, don't say anything else, and give us some details.  I am curious how bad they treated you.  

 

I just found out my friend applied to a school that will only pay her for 10 months.  she's not mad at all, but upset she didn't see this before.  a 10-month salary is not a good start, i think.  

Hey there. Yup I went to the special division of labor department for international schools. Because I quit while my work permit was being processed, I can't do anything. The worst part is that there is not government agency that inspects the curriculum of private schools. If the school owner has a pulse and is of Thai nationality, he/she can run a private school even if the kids play checkers all day. This might be why thailand is lacking in world rankings for education?

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On 3/25/2019 at 10:41 AM, LetsCleanUpTHAILAND said:

Could I be sued for starting an online petition? My idea is to send an online petition in thai language to the parents of the schools social media. The petition would only talk about myself - I worked at school x for A to B, I didn't get paid, I miss the school and wish I could have stayed, and then I'll ask them if they can help with getting me my salary. Of course, the purpose is to get people talking about the school and hopefully that would pressure the school to change their ways to risk negative social media attention.

Under the letter of the law, you're not committing defamation if you do that and your statements are factual. 

 

Buuuuut that doesn't mean someone can't accuse of you of civil or criminal defamation, and place the burden on you to prove you meet the exemptions under the law. It's all about your risk tolerance (and your willingness to get nasty, which pushes against the face-saving nature of Thais).

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