I don’t know what I was looking for when I
clicked on the work abroad link over at Road Junky. I’m certainly
not searching for work internationally, not now at least. And I confess there have been times where I looked and
applied to teach English in China or Korea without even thinking twice. Strangely enough I didn’t made it too far with
the process considering I never obtained a TEFL to actually make it happen, but
I’m willing to bet I’m not the only one whose applied on a whim.
What I did find were a couple people’s
tales of their failed attempts in landing work overseas. One gentleman calls himself the "Worst Businessman in the World" as he shares the sad
details of his attempts in the export biz in India and blames his failures on the country as a whole. However, the
reality of his poor, comical situation was he didn’t do the market research. Another traveler in Nicaragua tries to find bar work, but ends up being the
stereotypical drunk at the bar spilling his sick, sad, sob stories to the bartender and anyone else who will hear them.
Lastly in one other tale a traveler scores the opportunity to teach English in Taiwan only to find he couldn’t face the
frightening 4 year-olds on a day-to-day basis.
Check out all
three in full for a good laugh or share your own failed job stories right here.