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by Nexttrip
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: My post is gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: My post is gone?

[quote=jmods post_id=59132 time=1591417627 user_id=119106] Thanks for the replies! Yes, it was annoying that someone hijacked it to talk about agreeing to go on several contracts - definitely not me! I checked my email and there was a message from admins saying it had been taken down because of a tr...
by Nexttrip
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: My post is gone?
Replies: 8
Views: 1229

Re: My post is gone?

Heliotrope wrote: > I noticed at least one more topic has been deleted. > Maybe @admin disapproved of some of the things said in these two topics? If that's true, wouldn't good forum etiquette dictate that that the moderators should provide a brief explanation of why a thread was deleted? I have a f...
by Nexttrip
Sat May 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Re: Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...

Wow, tough crowd. Seems like you have it all worked out. Sorry for the strange and pointless thread. Carry on then...
by Nexttrip
Sat May 16, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...
Replies: 8
Views: 1372

Seems like schools hold all the cards at this point...

Just trying to imagine what all the newly-hired teachers beginning work at new schools in July/August 2020 are going through at the moment. We've already confirmed that schools are reneging on contracts months after hiring teachers this recruiting season with no compensation or severance offered. At...
by Nexttrip
Sat May 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Admin role
Replies: 35
Views: 2853

Re: Admin role

“Just because you're offended, doesn't mean you're right.”

― Ricky Gervais
by Nexttrip
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Taxes/Stimulus Checks/David Wisdom
Replies: 3
Views: 1482

Re: Taxes/Stimulus Checks/David Wisdom

Psychometrika wrote: > I filed 2019 two weeks ago and used my mail forwarding address in the US. > The site previously said there was an error but now says it will mail my > check on May 1st. It did not give me an option to add my bank information > sadly, so I hope I will be able to remotely deposi...
by Nexttrip
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: UAE implements online learning for the rest of the year
Replies: 1
Views: 1420

UAE implements online learning for the rest of the year

https://gulfnews.com/uae/coronavirus-all-uae-schools-universities-extends-e-learning-until-june-1.1585574203861 There's a lot of speculation that the for-profit schools here will start trimming payroll by cutting salaries, benefits, and/or laying off staff and teachers now that it is official. A lot...
by Nexttrip
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Using Housing Allowance to Purchase Property
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Re: Using Housing Allowance to Purchase Property

I know a guy who moved around international schools in various countries and would purchase apts. in each location. After living in each for a few years, he would move on and rent out each place (sometimes to other teachers). He would always find out upfront in the interview process if this was allo...
by Nexttrip
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:51 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: 19725

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

Heliotrope wrote: > My principal eats dinner in their office 4 days a week, sees their kids only just > before they go to sleep on those days, and works most of their weekend as well. > Also working during holiday breaks while we teachers are scuba diving. That's not > watching cat videos, that's wo...
by Nexttrip
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Long term disability: It's very important.
Replies: 6
Views: 5566

Re: Long term disability: It's very important.

Can't help you with an example of someone actually receiving long-term disability benefits, however, I know of one Tier 1 Asian school that provides this benefit for all teachers from an international insurance company. It's written like this in their benefits information: "Long Term Disability Insu...
by Nexttrip
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Secrecy around salaries
Replies: 7
Views: 4347

Re: Secrecy around salaries

indogal wrote: > Why do schools waste their time, as well as candidates? If we knew from > the beginning of the interview process what the salary range is, it would > be easier to decide which opportunities to pursue and which to pass over. There was actually a time in the early 2000s where more sch...
by Nexttrip
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Manila - BSM and ISM - recruitment
Replies: 3
Views: 1894

Re: Manila - BSM and ISM - recruitment

IS Manila was actively recruiting at the Dubai GRC Fair. Not sure if they have filled all of their positions- look on their website or Search to confirm.
by Nexttrip
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 32814

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Heliotrope wrote: > @Nexttrip > > Thanks! > So you happen to have a list of the schools that attended the fair? > I can't seem to find it on their website. > > Almost all my dream schools (besides the one I'm at currently) are on the > list of GRC schools, so I'm wondering which ones actually attend...
by Nexttrip
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School
Replies: 101
Views: 32814

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

Tyshine wrote: > My wife and I landed a tier 1 school at the GRC fair. The schools we > interviewed with, all tier 1, said they wanted to finish hiring before > Christmas break. Maybe our experience was unique, but for the record we do > not teach hard to fill positions or have a ton of experience. ...
by Nexttrip
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Saying No Politely
Replies: 25
Views: 5739

Re: Saying No Politely

Doctor wrote: > Since you are new to international school teaching let me tell you: accept > all interviews and sign all contracts. Its the ABCs of international school > teaching: Always Be signing Contracts. This is laughable advice and will quickly end your chance to work at any school above a Ti...