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by secondplace
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: 32K - Average Salary for International Teachers?
Replies: 39
Views: 8579

Re: 32K - Average Salary for International Teachers?

Salary - cost of living = savings.

Some places with a low cost of living will still pay a high salary because of location. Some won't. Some places with a high cost of living will pay a salary that doesn't allow for high savings. Some won't.

I'm off to measure pieces of string....
by secondplace
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?
Replies: 7
Views: 2212

Re: Physics or Middle School Science? Ranking?

I'll bite on these two: Counselor - *** I put these so low because they really belong on the Junior Leadership scale. ISs dont really need counselors its just another student management position to inflate the leadership hierarchy. Its for when the AP/VP/DP doesnt want to do the PTA or parents coffe...
by secondplace
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How many teachers have had Covid?
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: How many teachers have had Covid?

We've had confirmed cases in some students and families as well - half a dozen students, and a similar number of parents.
by secondplace
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How many teachers have had Covid?
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Re: How many teachers have had Covid?

2 in my own quite small school.

And surprisingly none among my wider network of former colleagues.
by secondplace
Tue Dec 22, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?
Replies: 7
Views: 2256

Re: Moving Into Admin But Down a Tier?

I agree with Sid - check the figures on Numbeo so you can work out what the savings potential is.
by secondplace
Thu Oct 29, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 8896

Re: Top Schools In Europe

@psyguy - do you have boots on the ground experience in CH?
by secondplace
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Top Schools In Europe
Replies: 32
Views: 8896

Re: Top Schools In Europe

Regards Switzerland - if you're with a non-working spouse and/or children, then you will struggle to save. This is a fact. Doesn't mean you can't have a nice life, but you won't also have significant, or any really, savings.

@psyguy - have you ever worked in CH?
by secondplace
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How do you get to work?
Replies: 14
Views: 3983

Re: How do you get to work?

I met someone who worked in PNG and used to travel between campuses for meetings by helicopter, at least until it was getting shot at just a bit too much...
by secondplace
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: How do you get to work?
Replies: 14
Views: 3983

Re: How do you get to work?

School 1 - 15 minute walk
School 2 - 25 minute cycle or 20 minute school shuttle bus
School 3 - 15 minute lift with the Principal
School 4 - 35 minute commute by trams, or 35 minute run
by secondplace
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Take it or wait for a better one.
Replies: 16
Views: 4958

Re: Take it or wait for a better one.

@psyguy - if I give my word, and/or sign a contract, I keep it.

That's all there is to it.

Do I hope others do the same? Yes. Do I expect they always will? Sadly, no.

Am I happy? Yes.
by secondplace
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Take it or wait for a better one.
Replies: 16
Views: 4958

Re: Take it or wait for a better one.

Do what @heliotrope suggested.

Don't do what @psyguy suggests - it's unethical, immoral and if a school were to act that way you would rightly be outraged.

Good luck.
by secondplace
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: High pay package IS?
Replies: 30
Views: 10353

Re: High pay package IS?

Oil schools in out of the way locations.
by secondplace
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Forum 1. From Questions About ISS & Search to Anything and Everything About International Teaching
Topic: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?
Replies: 54
Views: 18247

Re: Beginning Of The End for China Foreign Teachers?

ROC - Republic of China (Taiwan) PRC - People's Republic of China (China) Easy enough. The world, much of it, accepts Taiwan as its own place but also lets the PRC take a UN seat and agrees that the ROC should compete at the Olympics as Chinese Taipei. Geopolitics and RealPolitik collide. Check out ...