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by Overhere
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Have you ever stopped an interview right on the spot?
Replies: 15
Views: 9792

Re: Have you ever stopped an interview right on the spot?

chemteacher101 wrote: "where the Principal seemed like he was trying to convince me not to go to that country..." This definitely happened to my wife and I once. We were prepared to interview for jobs in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and the very first question the director had was "do you have kids?" When we...
by Overhere
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potential
Replies: 66
Views: 34933

Re: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potenti

Based on my experience in Shanghai you can make more than 40-50K/year in China and you can easily save more than 50% of your total salary. At the moment the devaluation of the RMB has taken a big chunk out of salaries and the cost of western goods has gone up noticeably but if your goal is to save a...
by Overhere
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Good cities for families in China?
Replies: 30
Views: 7418

Re: Good cities for families in China?

Psyguy is correct, delivery has been a staple of Chinese life for years. The mere fact that 1,000,000 delivery drivers are employed China wide attests to it’s popularity. However it has grown tremendously in the past five years and you can buy almost anything you would find in a brick and mortar sto...
by Overhere
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Pollution
Replies: 111
Views: 20298

Re: Bangkok Pollution

There has to be a SNL skit in here somewhere.
by Overhere
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Bangkok Pollution
Replies: 111
Views: 20298

Re: Bangkok Pollution

ironically the school I have enjoyed working at the most is in Laos, illustrating once again that one teacher’s list is just that, one teacher’s list.
by Overhere
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Should I take this salary package?
Replies: 28
Views: 8766

Re: Should I take this salary package?

I think having a shared overseas experience with your sister will be something that both of you will treasure for the rest of your lives. One of the things that my wife and I find difficult is that our families really don't care about our experiences other than that we are happy and healthy (which o...
by Overhere
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: More or less marketable?
Replies: 14
Views: 3620

Re: More or less marketable?

I would say having an ES teaching spouse may or may not make you more marketable to individual schools but as a whole probably doesn't have any impact.
by Overhere
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Downsides of IT
Replies: 33
Views: 12567

Re: Downsides of IT

ILMathTeachr wrote:
> I'm curious how well lifelong career IS teachers are able to really save for retirement.

In the same way many people do back home, by living within your means and planning for the future.
by Overhere
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How are you preparing for retirement financially?
Replies: 44
Views: 16753

Re: How are you preparing for retirement financially?

Part of the plan is to find a school you are comfortable with and stick with it. Moving from school to school and correspondingly up and down the pay scale hurts your savings. Even moving hurts your savings, my spouse and I are always shocked at how much it costs to move and set up a household in a ...
by Overhere
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Coming Clean with the IRS
Replies: 6
Views: 3585

Re: Coming Clean with the IRS

My experience says just to start filing. I moved out of the United States in the '80s and didn't file again for 20+ years when I knew I wanted to buy a house in the US in the near future. Thirteen years later I have dutifully filed every year and not drawn any undo attention.
by Overhere
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How marketable are we?
Replies: 17
Views: 7220

Re: How marketable are we?

Every teacher is marketable, its just a matter of whether the conditions at one of the thousands of international schools around the world is suitable for your family. I agree with Senator, if this is a move you are committed to then you just need to make the jump.
by Overhere
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Instructional Coach
Replies: 16
Views: 6720

Re: Instructional Coach

We have instructional coaches at the ES and in the secondary and they work in very different ways. In the ES they are directing learning and serving up lessons and placing a lot of demands on teachers, primarily of teachers' time for meetings. In the secondary the coaches take their cues from the te...
by Overhere
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Does Gmail Work in China?
Replies: 19
Views: 10181

Re: Does Gmail Work in China?

PsyGuy wrote:

> We have different experiences.

Exactly my point