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by sid
Tue May 11, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?

buffalofan wrote: > [quote=sid post_id=61220 time=1620630283 user_id=218] > Then why leave after two years? > [/quote] > > If you are a career IT, do you really want a tier 3 school in China on your > resume for longer than that? No. But nor do I want a string of short stays. More importantly to me,...
by sid
Mon May 10, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?

[quote=fangpiren post_id=61219 time=1620617859 user_id=251846] Once I got a job in China using ISR reviews. I went down the list of reviews specifically searching for high paying but mismanaged tier 3 schools because in my experience, low tier and mismanaged Chinese schools are ripe for a good long ...
by sid
Sun May 09, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Search or Schrole for Japanese schools?

If your focus is that small, skip the agencies altogether. Use the “find an IB school” tool, filter for Japan, and contact all the relevant schools directly. Good luck.
by sid
Mon May 03, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: School is changing our contracts in the spring

I think we all agree the school should have indicated the changes earlier, but it changes nothing for the op. At this point, he has to decide whether to sign or leave.
by sid
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: School is changing our contracts in the spring
Replies: 14
Views: 1126

Re: School is changing our contracts in the spring

The timing sucks, but you knew that. I wish schools wouldn't play like this, but the truth is that sometimes they do. I've been at a school where my teaching contract was similarly changed in the spring. Same sort of deal, some good, some bad, and an unfair timeline. It happened again at a school I ...
by sid
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in Thailand
Replies: 15
Views: 2003

Re: Situation in Thailand

Did things change after you interviewed, in which case it's not fair to say that things were misrepresented. Or were they already switching online/physical before you interviewed? And are you sure your source is more accurate than the person who spoke at interview? Is there a difference between what...
by sid
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Applying to vacancy by directly emailing principal?
Replies: 1
Views: 531

Re: Applying to vacancy by directly emailing principal?

It's perfectly appropriate to email the principal directly, no problem there. But it seems you've applied pretty thoroughly to this school, and they aren't particularly interested, for reasons unknown. It could have a lot more to do with them than you - perhaps they have a strong internal applicant ...
by sid
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

There are. They generally experience that their buying power declines over time due to inflation.
And if you want to harness the power of compounding returns, you won’t find it in a basic savings account.
by sid
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

Interesting. ISR has “edited” my post in two places to remove the word “a n a l y s i s”.

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ISR NOTE: I can assure you we did not edit your post. BEN @ ISR
by sid
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

The 4% rule is greatly debated. Basic premise: if you invest 40/60 and take out 4% in your first year of retirement, adjusting for inflation in following years, your portfolio has a 95% chance of lasting at least 30 years. As pointed out, the original creator has upped it to 5% as recently as fall 2...
by sid
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

nathan61 wrote: > It depends when you are buying into the market, and what your timeline > looks like. Were I going to retire in five years I would not be that > excited about putting money into stocks right now. Past performance does > not predict future success. I am a very careful type, and to me...
by sid
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

shadowjack wrote: > Wow. Honestly, you can think cash. But 600,000 will buy you property and > housing. Housing can be rented. Property may go down in value, but it > doesn't go 'poof' like stocks or bonds. Property generates monthly revenue > without dipping into your principal, and if you have cho...
by sid
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

It’s quite a personal number, of course. Family circumstances and size, lifestyle preferences, country of residence, whether your country of citizenship or residence will have your back if your finances or medical situation go pear shaped. Don’t presume that my number is relevant to you.
by sid
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Retirement Goal
Replies: 33
Views: 2960

Re: Retirement Goal

2.5 to 3 million in personal investments, presuming no retirement income from other sources like the government or past employers.