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is this a good or bad move?

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by gingeradonis, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. been looking to move abroad and teach for awhile now.. but although feedback is positive they always say I have no international exp.

    So I see a job from September to Feb on TES today and I'm thinking of applying for it. However the complications are that I have a perm contract in the UK and a flat, so is it worth it or should I wait.
     
  2. the hippo

    the hippo Established commenter Community helper

    Well, some international contracts can be as permanent as you want to make them. Yes, your initial contract will probably be for two years, you usually have to option to sign up for longer.
    As for the flat, why not let it out while you are away in foreign parts? There are few pleasures in life that are sweeter than the thought that someone else is paying your mortgage for you.
     
  3. MisterMaker

    MisterMaker Occasional commenter

    a. presuming once they have your keys they continue to pay rent
    b. presuming they don't trash the place whilst you're waiting for the courts to allow you to evict tham
    c. even if a & b don't happen, presuming your mortgage agreement allows you to have tenants.
    a & b are something I've had the bitter experience of going through despite paying an estate agent to manage the place.
    Regardless, the OP refers to a Sept to Feb post, doesn't sound like a two yer contract - avoid it if this is your first experience overseas. Schools saying your lack of overseas experience is why you haven't been offered jobs are possibly being polite and don't want to give the real reason.
     
  4. percy topliss

    percy topliss Occasional commenter

    I am sorry but I have to take exception to this. There is no such thing as a ginger adonis, it has been chemically proven that less ginger people get jobs than normal people. Have you ever seen a **** film with a ginger star in it? Well?
    So, in order to get a job, short or long term you need to dye your hair or star in a **** film, whichever is easiest....
    I, obviously, am flying away on holiday today but when I land I do not wish to see any more of this orange nonsense in my paper. You have 16 hours.......
     
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  5. MisterMaker

    MisterMaker Occasional commenter

    Well done, Percy, for spotting the real reason the OP gets turned down. As I suggested, the schools are just being polite.
    Actually, yes. Not always sure a genuine red head is on show, but there is a specialised market for this type of thing. However, if you wander into a Soho shop for adults, Ginger **** is usually under the counter even for those establishments.
     

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