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by GrumblesMcGee
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > Arent all criteria chosen by individuals, we dont have AI or divine members > defining and detailing criteria, and no saying they are all subjective > doesnt make them all subjective, they arent its a mixture of objective and > subjective criteria. No. You're the one professing to be...
by GrumblesMcGee
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Reply

@PsyGuy How delightfully postmodern of you. :) > Actually thanks for pointing that out, its actually supposed to read > "There is no 'definition' of Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3. Its not all > subjective." I think when I originally penned it, I had written > "Its not all subjective, but there is no 'de...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Hoping to get my foot in the door

shadowjack wrote: > In the end, you have to make up your own mind. My present school is > definitely not a tier 1 internationally, but it certainly is for the > country and it is moving to improve even more, which is why I like it and > why I plan on sticking around. Pay isn't great, but it's not ba...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Reply

There's too much to get to here, so I'll bracket off the Search stuff from @PsyGuy and @shadowjack for another time and just touch on one thing. PsyGuy wrote: > Theres a lot of quantitative data, but more importantly there are a lot of > conclusions and determinations that are limited in scope and i...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > 50 free meals is costing the IS about USD$5, you know Ill be generous > USD$10, USD$10 thats USD$.50/meal or about RMBÂ¥3-4 per meal, thats the > counter cost and value, what its actually costing the IS in actual food and > labor costs, its pennies. IS USD$10 worth USD$10 sure, its a ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Feedback on a couple Chinese schools
Replies: 16
Views: 5126

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > Well the public forum used to be like that, then the ISs self trashed their > own names and their lawyers came knocking and the deal worked out is the > trash talk would go behind a paywall as then its not a public forum but a > members only forum. That makes me feel a little better ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Discussion

@PsyGuy: Surprisingly, I agree with most of what you wrote. You're still obstinately myopic about the "tiers." Sure, they exist...in people's minds. There is scant quantitative data on which schools are more elite. You can opine all you want about the length of lines at fairs, or come up with indire...
by GrumblesMcGee
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Discussion

PsyGuy wrote: > Not interested in stroking members egos. Well, that much was obvious within five minutes of discovering these forums. But it's more than that. There's a bizarre blend of helpfulness and malice in you. Just because *you* think there's something better out there in the world doesn't me...
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Feedback on a couple Chinese schools
Replies: 16
Views: 5126

Re: Feedback on a couple Chinese schools

IntHopeful wrote: > (copied from members forum editing out school names/identifying info) This whole dance about censoring the names of schools here is just laughable. I get that the site wants to earn some coin, and I'd gladly contribute via Patreon if I thought it was worthwhile, but the fig leaf ...
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Hoping to get my foot in the door
Replies: 32
Views: 17096

Re: Reply

PsyGuy wrote: > I'll start with the easy question: the premium agencies are 1) > International School Services (ISS) and 2) Search Associates (Search or > SA). ISS is smaller and only handles ISS schools (even if all they are > providing a school is Recruiting Services) ISS has the "better" > school...
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: London Fair - a belated summary
Replies: 8
Views: 7754

Re: London Fair - a belated summary

Congratulations! And thanks for sharing the experience.

I can't imagine how grueling it must be with the extra variable of a teaching spouse. I'm glad things worked out for you. That said, it seems like a massive expense and very little assistance from the folks at Search Associates. Not shocking.
by GrumblesMcGee
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Forum 2. Ask Recruiting Questions, Share Information. What's on Your Mind?
Topic: Package ??? Love it or leave it
Replies: 28
Views: 16351

Re: Package ??? Love it or leave it

I'm with wrldtrvlr123. It seems like a very good offer. PsyGuy, as usual, makes some excellent points and then still manages to Debbie Downer it. The biggest thing here is fit. Are you going to be happy there: with the school, departments, teaching load, city, culture? You managed to land 2 well-pay...