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by wrldtrvlr123
Thu Oct 28, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Vaccination and other issues.
Replies: 54
Views: 26947

Re: Vaccination and other issues.

[quote=PsyGuy post_id=62193 time=1635393663 user_id=68047]
@shawanda

Racist hyperbole aside.

[/quote]

Actually, it's kind of hard to put it aside. And it tends to cancels out whatever good points might be hiding there (if any). It's never pretty, whatever the source and whoever the target.
by wrldtrvlr123
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Teaching in Italian International Schools
Replies: 8
Views: 10365

Re: Teaching in Italian International Schools

[quote=Daisyduck post_id=61591 time=1625274479 user_id=229415] I just spent a year teaching at an international school in Italy. It was miserable. Italy is not all it's cracked up to be and living there is vastly different than living/working there. First two years are tax free, but you actually sti...
by wrldtrvlr123
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership
Replies: 13
Views: 7893

Re: Teaching Abroad and Home Ownership

Just to offer something different... We sold our houses both times we left to teach overseas and have no regrets. It has been very nice not to have to worry about every hurricane, blizzard, hearing from tenants about problems, etc. To be fair though, we were not really in great financial shape eithe...
by wrldtrvlr123
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: TES Community forums are now gone
Replies: 25
Views: 24195

Re: TES Community forums are now gone

A shame if they are truly gone. The TES boards had been much diminished since their "upgrade" a few years back (e.g. getting rid of Opinion, resetting everyone's status/post count, etc.) but were still better than nothing.
by wrldtrvlr123
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:27 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Teaching Couple - Different schools?
Replies: 4
Views: 3384

Re: Teaching Couple - Different schools?

It is probably not as common as teaching couples being at the same school but it is not all that rare. In large cities, it is definitely doable. We did it in Beijing with me being in one school out closer to the airport and my spouse teaching in the southern part of the city. We found a great apartm...
by wrldtrvlr123
Fri May 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Switzerland.
Replies: 29
Views: 20544

Re: Switzerland.

My only insight is based on a friend who worked at the top school (opinions differ I suppose) in Switzerland. They were a single teacher with no children and shared that even on a top/near top for the country package, the savings opportunities (in their experience) were very modest (and they were no...
by wrldtrvlr123
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Anyone from Teach Now in Hong Kong
Replies: 4
Views: 5177

Re: Anyone from Teach Now in Hong Kong

QTS is generally a UK thing. It is apparently their version of teacher certification (more or less). If you do a search on this board, there are many threads about the ins and out of obtaining it. In short (and probably not doing the discussions justice), if you have a "permanent" professi...
by wrldtrvlr123
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I Need Advice From Fellow International Teachers!
Replies: 8
Views: 7980

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote:
> @WT123
>
> As opposed to what, your belief that the opinion of a non-authoritative
> source carries more weight than mine.
TFF. Classic.
by wrldtrvlr123
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I Need Advice From Fellow International Teachers!
Replies: 8
Views: 7980

Re: I Need Advice From Fellow International Teachers!

Oh yes, I guess I shouldn't really be surprised that your ego (and the belief that your opinion carries more weight than anyone else's, including WHO, the CDC, etc.), would eclipse your tendency towards pseudo-/intellectual/scientific trappings.

My mistake for engaging. Carry on.
by wrldtrvlr123
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I Need Advice From Fellow International Teachers!
Replies: 8
Views: 7980

Re: Response

PsyGuy wrote: > The Wuhan actually puts ITs in strong positions with late cycle > recruiting since the pandemic is going to be a likely acceptable excuse for > ITs nullifying contracts, especially with very late vacancies opening up in > high desire regions such as WE. LOL @ "the Wuhan". T...
by wrldtrvlr123
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: US Expats - IRS form 2555...
Replies: 9
Views: 14400

Re: US Expats - IRS form 2555...

We always used TurboTax and never had an issue. The software was generally up to date and asked detailed questions about our situation, gave us our options, etc. Might be worth a look to see what it has to say about your situation before going to an accountant. We are now with DoDEA, so don't qualif...
by wrldtrvlr123
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 30145

Re: Creating fake references

Illiane_Blues wrote: > h1275 is definitely nothing more than a troll. > Furthermore, I think it's actually PsyGuy taking it up a notch under a different > alias, using punctuation to make us think it's not him. Smart, for a troll – now > he can agree with himself. ====================== He is conspi...
by wrldtrvlr123
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Creating fake references
Replies: 26
Views: 30145

Re: Creating fake references

Yes, I would agree this sounds more like a wind up than a legitimate post asking for advice (not that there are not people like this or worse out there). If legit (or at least real) then it sounds like you are way past asking if something is a good idea before making and acting on a decision. You've...
by wrldtrvlr123
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Feeling very stressed in my new city - Advice?
Replies: 37
Views: 37929

Re: Feeling very stressed in my new city - Advice?

Not sure what kind of school you are at but what you describe is unacceptable. Even at our small, relatively Mickey Mouse school in Egypt, there was someone associated with the school to show you some available apts. and deal with the landlords. Sure, it was probably because they had some nefarious ...