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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: 4661

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: 11514

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: 3671

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: 2896

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: 1314

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: 23113

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: 23113

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: 3840

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...
by Nexttrip
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:23 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: 23113

Re: Best Job Fair to Land a Tier 1 School

As an international teacher for almost 20 years, I agree with Walter. Even with the added expense, it's a great way to get to know an Admin a bit and hear about the school culture to judge if the school is a good fit (and vice versa). I find that face-to-face interviews give me far more information ...
by Nexttrip
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Savings Potential in Shenzhen
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: Savings Potential in Shenzhen

funteacher wrote:
> I'm really curious who in the SZ area pays that kind of money...none of the
> schools on Search in GZ or SZ post salaries that high.

I'm guessing the original poster is being offered an Admin-type position. Not a run-of-the-mill teacher position.
by Nexttrip
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reapplying at a school I previously turned down
Replies: 12
Views: 4172

Re: Reapplying at a school I previously turned down

Yeah, you should mention it but be aware that some admin. have very fragile egos. At least a significant minority from my experience.
by Nexttrip
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Has anyone suspected that a boss or colleague lied about cre
Replies: 67
Views: 19635

Re: Has anyone suspected that a boss or colleague lied about

Heliotrope wrote: > I agree that doxxing is absolutely not done. > I do however see where Walter is coming from: PsyGuy has repeatedly been > misrepresenting himself, and often posts his opinions as facts. Also, he's > a bit of a bully, albeit in a clumsy way. > Many of the forum's readership are no...
by Nexttrip
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Queen's Fair - ASF, Mexico City (The Infantes)
Replies: 11
Views: 6691

Thanks for acknowledging that you know I mean well, Specialed. :) I agree that the Infantes might be making it more difficult for themselves in terms of future job prospects, but I have hope that there are reasonable, professional Administrators at solid international schools who will give the Infan...
by Nexttrip
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Queen's Fair - ASF, Mexico City (The Infantes)
Replies: 11
Views: 6691

While I'm certain you mean well, Specialed, I disagree. The easy way out is to 'get over it' and move on, and this is why schools like this continue their ways- they have NOBODY to answer to. I don't see anything wrong at all with what the Infantes are doing and they are taking advantage of the tool...
by Nexttrip
Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:36 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Did anyone go to the South American School fair in Atlanta??
Replies: 17
Views: 16335

Not from my experience

I'm not sure where Guested has worked but I can confirm that the cost of living is Venezuela is not very high. Plus if you trade your dollars on the black market- which many do - you'll actually get a good exchange rate. I worked at ECA recently and saved a lot of money - 15-20 G a year cash as a si...