1. When you think their job is just sunshine and traveling.
One common misconception about ESL teachers is that the job is all traveling and partying and very little work. In actual fact, the hours worked next to the disgustingly low pay rates makes me want to vomit. Unlike other teachers, ESL teachers are often paid by the hour and thus all the additional hours of the week that go into planning and marking aren’t subsidized by a lovely pay packet.
They don’t get the same lovely amount of holiday off a year, and their job is also looked at as a bit more of a joke — all this is topped off by having very little job security. So if they want to get off their faces with their colleagues in the middle of the week, and at the weekend, or if they want to pop off on a quick trip, then they deserve it god damn it.