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by nathan61
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: I don’t know when I can and should go back to China
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: I don’t know when I can and should go back to China

I would go back if it is a decent school, but that is just me. If it is a very low paying school then maybe it is a different story. It seems very unlikely that you would still be prevented from returning to Canada in 2-3 months. The two weeks in a hotel sounds pretty awful, but seems it would be wo...
by nathan61
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 7542

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

Do you really think the Corona will keep circulating in China for the next six months without showing up all over the world? Public health experts seem to argue it either is contained now, burns out when the weather warms up, or it becomes a global pandemic. The disease will not respect borders. It ...
by nathan61
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 7542

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

Twice I've had the experience of moving into situations where things suddenly looked a little uncomfortable. In both cases if you stepped back from the hysterical news headlines, and examined the dangers from a statistical point of view, there was little risk. With a current 2% mortality rate, most ...
by nathan61
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Negotiating and Accepting an Offer with a Pregnant Wife
Replies: 14
Views: 5266

Re: Negotiating and Accepting an Offer with a Pregnant Wife

I guess it depends on how pregnant someone is, because when a family waltzes into their new school with a baby that wasn't previously disclosed, anyone who can do single digit subtraction is going to figure out how far along the pregnancy was at the time of accepting the job. It would be hilarious t...
by nathan61
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

I am pointing out strong cultural differences, and saying that culture matters. American schools heads and their schools operate with influences of American cultural norms around how Americans run business, conceive of schools, and run institutions. It seems like you are saying American school heads...
by nathan61
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

If the Economist isn't a good enough reference to show I did not make up the term employment for life then I don't know what you need. But that is beside the point of the post. It is very difficult to terminate employment in France, and in many former French colonies. Anybody who has spent time livi...
by nathan61
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

Heliotrope: Employment for life is expat slang for the French jobs in the public and even private sector that cannot simply be taken away. https://www.economist.com/certain-ideas-of-europe/2007/03/28/france-and-its-jobs-for-life I see more common ground than differences, but the quintessential Ameri...
by nathan61
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

"Most Americans view European style labor rights with disdain and consider this 'socialist"" Well, you really latched onto this statement, which is a bit hyperbolic (was meant to stir things a little on a forum). Honestly I thought it was obvious that this is unprovable because "European style labor...
by nathan61
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

When talking about something as broad as American culture you have to make generalizations. That doesn't mean it isn't worth talking about. The US ranks shockingly low in terms of workers rights. https://www.ituc-csi.org/new-ituc-global-rights-index-the Calling it a political problem ignores the rea...
by nathan61
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

wrldtrvlr123 wrote: > nathan61 wrote: > > Should I try to base my opinions of American labor norms on who I hang out with, > > or the data? > ================== > Sure. Show me the data that demonstrates that most Americans consider strong labor > rights to be 'socialist'. > > Here is some data for ...
by nathan61
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

wrldtrvir123: "LOL. You must not be talking about American teachers. We love the concept of tenure, which makes it difficult to fire/non-renew us. Many of us are also fond of unions. You should hang out with a better, more enlightened class of 'Mericans." Should I try to base my opinions of American...
by nathan61
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: American sacking culture
Replies: 30
Views: 4327

Re: American sacking culture

Most Americans view European style labor rights with disdain and consider this 'socialist.' "It is nearly impossible to fire people in Europe, that is why business and innovation thrives in the US, not in Europe." This is the idea many 'Mericans hold. I haven't necessarily seen this as making Americ...
by nathan61
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Is Search still worth it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5824

Re: Is Search still worth it?

A few years ago I was just out of University and in the poorhouse and I didn't think twice about paying for Search. If it gives me even a small advantage, or even peace of mind, it be worth the money (coin). Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author, and do no...
by nathan61
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: @Psyguy about Ivy status
Replies: 16
Views: 6704

Re: @Psyguy about Ivy status

I don't know why people are splitting hairs over the use of the term Ivy to generalize the most elite universities in the world. It is pretty easy to understand what Psyguy means, even if the term is being applied in a more general way. But there are also plenty of "name" schools with prestige like ...
by nathan61
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: All the single ladies
Replies: 14
Views: 16989

Re: All the single ladies

Dubai. Lots of expats and there is no local dating pool.