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by shawanda
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job Cuts
Replies: 12
Views: 6503

Re: Job Cuts

I hope I am wrong, but from what I gather, many schools are going to be closed for months and use this as an opportunity to completely clean house. Outsource to online/shared platforms for 2020-2021, and then hire all new IF we can come back in 2021-2022. Think about it from the parent perspective: ...
by shawanda
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Job Cuts
Replies: 12
Views: 6503

Job Cuts

I overheard my head say that with us going online for the foreseeable future, it's likely that 20% of staff will be cut between now and July and that some courses may stay online even when we return in an effort to cut costs. I think cost-conscious schools are using this pandemic to radically transf...
by shawanda
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Who'd You Rather?
Replies: 5
Views: 7558

Who'd You Rather?

If you are a recruiter, and considering both current events and the appalling lack of diversity in staffing at many international schools worldwide, who'd you rather hire (in order of preference) to fill your remaining open positions for the 2020-2021 school year? a) a single educator of color (tren...
by shawanda
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 13080

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

funteacher, what do you teach? How do you know COVID-19 will be gone in a few months? You are operating on a normalcy bias. I know about that, because I am actually educated, not indoctrinated. Maybe COVID-19 will disappear in a few months, but maybe it will be worse than ever and killing thousands ...
by shawanda
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Situation in China
Replies: 37
Views: 29487

Re: Situation in China

I would not touch China with a ten mile pole!
by shawanda
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Search, China, and Reneging
Replies: 18
Views: 13080

Re: Search, China, and Reneging

Here you are more worried about Search's view of you than your life?! Who cares what Search thinks? Pull out of China today.
by shawanda
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pet peeve of mine
Replies: 14
Views: 7669

Re: Pet peeve of mine

PG,

Spare me. Honesty is always the best policy in a process like this. A joyous Christmas to you!
by shawanda
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Pet peeve of mine
Replies: 14
Views: 7669

Re: Pet peeve of mine

Add to the peeves when a recruiter simply lies and say he/she has chosen to go in another direction and as a result selected another candidate for the position....and then a few days later the position is re-listed with a new application due date!
by shawanda
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Has Winter Break Already Started?
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Has Winter Break Already Started?

I have noticed a big drop in interview/outreach activity from schools in the last week. Not just to me, but to other teachers I am close to/work with. Are winter break festivities distracting admin this time of year and for those like me is it just a "to be continued" situation until school is back ...
by shawanda
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: A contract with a car?
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

A contract with a car?

I started dating someone last school year at my school who is currently interviewing for principal positions. He has had a few interviews and I was shocked when he told me a couple of the packages came with cars! But he was completely unfazed by this. Is a car typical for certain positions? Are ther...
by shawanda
Sat Oct 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Rio and EARJ
Replies: 13
Views: 6598

Re: Rio and EARJ

misty, girl, yes, but, luckily, now, one flew east, one flew west, and this one flew over and out of that cuckoo's nest #forevs
by shawanda
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?
Replies: 55
Views: 18029

Re: Planning ahead. How can I become an IT in Germany?

All of my American friends in Germany can't wait to get out because of the sick tax situation. It actually explains a lot about Germans' masochism that they put up with it, but it's completely off the hook for expats there.
by shawanda
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Paris
Replies: 14
Views: 7106

Re: Paris

@PsyGuy How would you counter if I told you that at one of those top schools in Paris, many expat employs stay for 15+ years. At that point, if you see yourself as capable of pulling that off and not being replaced so fast (like you posit), wouldn't there be some up side to working at that school an...
by shawanda
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Rio and EARJ
Replies: 13
Views: 6598

Re: Rio and EARJ

Please don't get me started on EA and Rio. I could write a book on my time in Rio. I will limit myself to ten words:

Wealth
Poverty
Extreme
Beauty
Ugliness
Sex
Drugs
Men
Women
Caraca!