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1 Have I Been Legally Fired? on Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:53 am

GanDoonToonPet


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In the new year I was hired to teach in a gov school international program, teaching 'subject A' with the understanding that I would transfer to teaching 'subject B' (my specialism) once a 'subject A' teacher could be found.

A month later, the school hired a teacher to teach 'subject A' & I transferred to teaching 'subject B' but was fired at the end of March.

I was sent a message on the Line application @5pm on Friday stating that I had not passed probation, accompanied by a photo of the termination letter.

The letter referred to 'the contract stating that the employee was employed as a 'subject B' teacher...' but my contract states that I was employed to teach 'subject A'.

So...have I been legally fired? I have a non-B visa but don't have a WP / extension.

EDIT: The (photo of the) termination letter was on headed notepaper & was signed by the director but did not have an official stamp.

2 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:05 pm

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You have been fired and even if you hadn't been terminated your visa will expire and the school is under no obligation to get your WP so you cannot get an extension - fired by virtue of being unable to work.

The good news is that you can stay until the last permitted stay date on that visa. It cannot be canceled and since it was not extended your reason for entry has not changed.

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3 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Wed May 09, 2018 5:20 pm

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Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Honestly speaking, I freaking hate LINE conversations, my agency does similar things.

   I hope that you could sort your visa/extension of stay out and found a new job. If you'd like to work for an agency, please let me know and I'll get you in touch with the HRM. They've got schools in Isaan and Bangkok.

  You do not stand a chance because they can do what they want with you, perhaps they found a younger or cheaper guy.

 But I also hear of good jobs working for schools directly. Please let me know if I can be of help.

P.S. If you've got your visa ( 90 days) from Laos, they can't cancel it as far as I know.

4 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Wed May 09, 2018 8:02 pm

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Lampang is looking

5 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Wed May 09, 2018 8:50 pm

Sirchai

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bahn_farang wrote:Lampang is looking



Thank you, BF. I know of some jobs being directly employed but in Isaan area. Is it the school where you are currently working?

6 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Wed May 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Sirchai

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GanDoonToonPet wrote:In the new year I was hired to teach in a gov school international program, teaching 'subject A' with the understanding that I would transfer to teaching 'subject B' (my specialism) once a 'subject A' teacher could be found.

A month later, the school hired a teacher to teach 'subject A' & I transferred to teaching 'subject B' but was fired at the end of March.

I was sent a message on the Line application @5pm on Friday stating that I had not passed probation, accompanied by a photo of the termination letter.

The letter referred to 'the contract stating that the employee was employed as a 'subject B' teacher...' but my contract states that I was employed to teach 'subject A'.

So...have I been legally fired? I have a non-B visa but don't have a WP / extension.

EDIT: The (photo of the) termination letter was on headed notepaper & was signed by the director but did not have an official stamp.

As far as I remember are you a good maths teacher, right?

7 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Thu May 10, 2018 8:35 pm

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Thanks for the advice chaps cool

There's been nothing suitable on the jobs board for a while then 2 came along today, just like buses.

Alternatively I've got a Skype interview with an education provider in China next week. A friend who's been working over there for the last 5 years put me on to them. He reckons that, like everywhere except Thailand, they're desperate for qualified physics teachers & they pay very well.

Working away in Lampang for 35k vs. China for 150k + Housing + Flights...Thanks for the offer BFF but I do want some return on the PGCEi thx

8 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Thu May 10, 2018 11:09 pm

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GanDoonToonPet wrote:Thanks for the advice chaps cool

There's been nothing suitable on the jobs board for a while then 2 came along today, just like buses.

Alternatively I've got a Skype interview with an education provider in China next week. A friend who's been working over there for the last 5 years put me on to them. He reckons that, like everywhere except Thailand, they're desperate for qualified physics teachers & they pay very well.

Working away in Lampang for 35k vs. China for 150k + Housing + Flights...Thanks for the offer BFF but I do want some return on the PGCEi thx

Good luck with the interview!

9 Re: Have I Been Legally Fired? on Sat May 12, 2018 1:39 pm

Sirchai

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GanDoonToonPet wrote:Thanks for the advice chaps cool

There's been nothing suitable on the jobs board for a while then 2 came along today, just like buses.

Alternatively I've got a Skype interview with an education provider in China next week. A friend who's been working over there for the last 5 years put me on to them. He reckons that, like everywhere except Thailand, they're desperate for qualified physics teachers & they pay very well.

Working away in Lampang for 35k vs. China for 150k + Housing + Flights...Thanks for the offer BFF but I do want some return on the PGCEi thx


Best of luck getting the position!!

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