[Resolved] edknovate/smartkurve, kirk phatumanun, thai teacher agency / criminal acting by employing foreign teachers
my name is gustav fogarascher/fogo, i'm an austrian teacher since 5 years in thailand and was working all the time under correct/legal conditions - NonB visa and work permit. end of october 2010 i signed a contract with edknovate/smartkurve, which has a contract with streesmutprakan school in samut prakan/thailand. from the very first begin of this employment i tried to get the correct papers from this agency to change my vialed NonB visa and work permit - both are running on the name of my former employer - youth exchange school - to the new school - streesmutprakan school. 10/15 times while 4 month i urged the agency owner, but nothing happen! middle of january i searched for support/help by the head of my english department/some thai teachers and the principal of SSP. this was reason enough for this agency to terminate my employment with 09.th of february 2011 - a absolute illegal termination against all laws. for january and february i just get a small part of my salary and for march zero - my contract actually ends end of march.
kirk phatumanun shows zero respect for his employees - people from europe - this is his original comment - are just trash! his behavior he shows daily by acting with his employees. all teaching material he prepare is useless and all promises he has done to his teachers/and the school are "hot air"! he is backed by his father, which is adviser of the minister of natural resources - suwit khunkitti - and both - khunkitti and his father are shareholders of this criminal teacher agency. but his "connections" makes him believing he can do what he want and thai law doesn't exist for him.
i strongly warn all foreign teachers in thailand to get in touch with edknovate/smartkurve!!!