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Help with negotiating package should I ask

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by amlolex50, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. norwichred

    norwichred Occasional commenter

    You’re not clear on whether you pay that or a percentage of that but as you say it doesn’t seem too much. We pay way more than that for one day’s childcare a week back here for our children.

    If you’re happy with the rest of the package then personally I’d take it but some here would say I have low standards.
     
  2. amlolex50

    amlolex50 New commenter

    I mean the school fees is 34000 per annum we pay 25 % of that which is 8500 per annum if if ball park it at 1000 per month
     
  3. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Lead commenter

    Lets be straight here, you are polishing a turd. No matter which way you try and justify it, there are PLENTY of schools and countries all over the world where this would be a non issue.....it would, and should be covered.
    Its obviously up to you, but if they are being tight on this, then where else are they cutting corners.
    Regardless of what they say, this is not a normal contract condition. Possibly in the large number of dodgy schools in this region, but definitely not in the wider context of international teaching
     
  4. knocker

    knocker New commenter

    I think it's all relative and as mentioned earlier should be only one part of considering whether to accept a job. Just because a school doesn't offer 100% fees doesn't make it an awful school.

    I'm at a very good school in SE Asia and pay a very nominal contribution to my children's school fees. Think it's about 1.5% of my salary which I can live with.

    Remember even if you did get 100% discount you'll still have to pay for books, uniform, trips etc so there is nothing like a totally free lunch.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019

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