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by vandsmith
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: and it continues
Replies: 27
Views: 5478

Re: and it continues

fangpiren wrote: > [quote=TheHuman post_id=59292 time=1595216826 user_id=250723] > @fangpiren There are millions of Uyghur people in concentration camps in > China being tortured, sterilized, and forced to work that would disagree > with you. There are millions of people in HK that have suddenly los...
by vandsmith
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: and it continues
Replies: 27
Views: 5478

Re: and it continues

yeah, i'm not sure i'd ever go to china. too many friends have told me about crackdowns and raids, surprise enforcements of rules, and quaranting random areas to make people do drug tests, interrogations, and detentions. i am guessing you're going to see many avoid or possibly even thrown out of chi...
by vandsmith
Sat May 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: So, if the border isn't open...
Replies: 29
Views: 7076

Re: So, if the border isn't open...

i would say C but depending on the school, option D. this would involve hiring teachers already within the country at a reduced salary/benefits (i wouldn't say local hire numbers but minus some of the stuff, e.g. initial flight into the country). but it's totally dependent on each two-week block tha...
by vandsmith
Thu May 21, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Staying for the Summer, or flying home for a visit?
Replies: 13
Views: 3382

Re: Staying for the Summer, or flying home for a visit?

for me it's way more dangerous at home than were i am, with people complaining about how their rights are infringed and how they're not gonna take it anymore. also, while i like my in-laws, 2 weeks with them in quarantine eats nearly half the time i have back home and also eats away at the sane half...
by vandsmith
Sat May 16, 2020 9:51 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: 2656

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

i'm not sure of a situation (. or not) where schools didn't hold all the cards (so to speak). the biggest problem for ALL schools right now is the status on travel and border restrictions. once that is cleared up - or made clearer - over the next 4 weeks, teachers and schools will begin to solidify ...
by vandsmith
Mon May 11, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Racism in China
Replies: 12
Views: 4651

Re: Racism in China

the racism against anyone with different colour of skin has always been bad in china (and korea) well, well before COVID.

and in general, if you have a passport from an african country, it's already hard to break into many places.

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by vandsmith
Mon May 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....
Replies: 14
Views: 4544

Re: Let the Bloodbath Begin.....

blackspec wrote:
he exact same work at home
> and not sit 2 meters apart for each other with masks and eat lunch in
> silence. I am interested in hearing the feedback from the students.


why do they have to sit in silence??

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by vandsmith
Wed May 06, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Golf in the Middle East
Replies: 6
Views: 2362

Re: Golf in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi has at least one as well that isn't too outrageous.

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by vandsmith
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Reopening
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Re: Reopening

many of the schools opened today and we start on friday. for the next three weeks it will all be half-days. i hear germany is opening on monday. i'm not comfortable with it really, and i think i will be wearing a mask. i really miss the kids and they miss me but after a holiday, i am more interested...
by vandsmith
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: SEARCH/ISS and Coronavirus (breaking signed contract)
Replies: 5
Views: 2740

Re: SEARCH/ISS and Coronavirus (breaking signed contract)

i recently received a notification from search. in it, it says, "The bottom line though is that we will not penalize any of our candidates for taking actions designed to protect themselves and their families, as long as this is done as far as possible with the support and agreement of the school." t...
by vandsmith
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Director Invited me Out - Help!
Replies: 40
Views: 24578

Re: Director Invited me Out - Help!

sid is correct.
the optics aren't great but as long as you don't start exerting your influence it should be no problem.

but also consider what happens if things don't turn out nicely...

good luck!

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by vandsmith
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: The Job Search is Not Going Well...
Replies: 13
Views: 12817

Re: The Job Search is Not Going Well...

well if getting into an international school doesn't work before the next school year, you could at least go and do ESL and keep applying to schools - maybe get some substitute work at the school of your choice.

good luck!

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by vandsmith
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: The Job Search is Not Going Well...
Replies: 13
Views: 12817

Re: The Job Search is Not Going Well...

Awildsheepchase112 wrote: > shadowjack wrote: > . You are not a strong candidate (sorry), so you will eventually land something, but > maybe not > > until late March or April after all the other pieces have been shuffled. > > > > Is that because I just need more experience? assuming that your CV/res...
by vandsmith
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:23 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: 40209

Re: Current 2019 list of countries with best savings potenti

Heliotrope wrote: > wander wrote: > > 1. Is anyone else sick and tired of the same posters cluttering up the > > board with their nonsense? It makes it very difficult to follow the actual > > conversation. > > You are right. > Often I find it hard to resist to correct @PsyGuy. Initially I do it so o...