I'm going to take another stab at getting advice from people about this. I realize I'm going over well-trod ground with this topic.
I'm considering a move to Vietnam at some point. I like the country but have only been there over the last few years as a tourist. I'm probably not going to move right away. But I'm thinking. I'm wondering how "older" folks feel about their work there and about my prospects and what kinds of jobs I can hope to attain. I'm nearly 50. Not old but older!
Actually, what I'd be giving up to go over there is quite considerable. I make great money and have extensive vacations teaching an easy schedule in Japan. But I don't love Japan and can't really see spending the rest of my days here. One question I had, that I didn't get a reply to in another post, is abut my credentials. I have an M.A. in international studies and a dozen years teaching experience in Japanese universities. I'm augmenting this with an online TEFL for Vietnamese requirement.
So the question is what can I hope for in terms of salary and choices of jobs in Vietnam? How about you long-term people who have built a working life there? Satisfied?
I'd like to keep the complaining to a minimum here. I mean, try to keep the negative comments concise.
I've lived in Japan for years and am familiar with feeling negative about an unchangeable system. The advantage of Japan is money and ease.
What are the advantages to Vietnam?