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Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by adrixargentina, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    I've posted this in another thread but no one answered. Does anyone know anything about the brand of schools in Dubai that share their name with a famous hotel in Singapore?? Or shall I just join the ISR... Is it worth it,?
  2. blue451

    blue451 Lead commenter

    Joining ISR is definitely worth it.
  3. harpplayer

    harpplayer Occasional commenter

    It's worth it for the fun reviews. It's only £25 but I wish they would actually show this clearly on the Join page! You have to fill out the details to get to a page which tells you how much.
  4. gulfgolf

    gulfgolf Established commenter

    For the entertainment if nothing else. Throw some huge handfuls of salt at whatever you read there.
  5. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    When i had a small interest in a school in Africa I had little knowledge. I perused their website, found a list of staff and pm'd some on FB. Turns out, the monthly salary was a bit unreliable and the mood was a bit negative as a result.

    When interviewed, I asked about the regularity of salary payment. Went a bit quiet, ha. They then proceeded to reject me, which did not bother me one bit, only to come back to me a week later and offer me a post. Bit of a shambles so naturally I gave it a miss.
  6. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    Is it common practice to try and email staff then?
  7. frogusmaximus

    frogusmaximus Occasional commenter

    One would have thought not and most school websites should not really be naming nor placing pictures of their staff on them in these times for security reasons.

    In my case, the information was available and I used it. Most people are on social media somewhere or other.
  8. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter

    The Board of Directors has nobody with a second of education experience - I'll let you decide on whether that's good or not.....
    adrixargentina likes this.
  9. adrixargentina

    adrixargentina Occasional commenter

    Do you have first hand experience? Just wonder whether it's even worth applying. I think the post would be for the World one.
  10. 576

    576 Established commenter

    I tracked down current employees of schools in Vietnam that I was applying for on LinkedIn and sent them messages.

    I had some uncertainties and wanted to know the reality.
    Mr_Frosty likes this.

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