This situation really rubs me the wrong way, and I'm interested in your thoughts. Our school, like many International Schools, pays Local Hires a very low salary with no benefits. But the local hires work the same hours as we do, and have the same responsibilities. One of the local hires is tutoring the principal's teen daughter in a complicated IB subject. She spends about two hours each day after school doing this. The principal pays her cash. The local hire doesn't really want to do this because she has to do planning for her own classes, but she feels she can't say no to the principal because job security for local hires isn't very good. Every year local hires wait until summer to hear if they have contracts for the next year, and the ones who don't never get an explanation. The principal talks a lot about how she is helping the teacher by giving her the extra money, which is how the whole staff knows about the situation. I just think the whole thing is exploitive somehow. Is this common practice in other schools?