I really wish there was some sort of database with Search or someone else on online that gives the start and end times for when teachers have to be on campus at international schools around the world. Everyone talks about annual salary and cost of living but you see very little mention of actual contractual hours. Compared to the public school I went to in the States when the day ended at 2:00 or the first school I worked at in the States where I could leave for the day at 2:45 (Oh how I took those days for granted), I am now not allowed to leave till 4:45 at my new school here in workaholic Asia. This does not include the one day a week where I have to stay till 5:30 for my ASA! And here I thought getting out at 4:15 at my last overseas post was late? I calculated that this extra 2 hrs a day over 185 days adds up to an extra 370 hrs a year. If you consider a 40 hr work week, it is as if I am now working an extra 9 WEEKS a year! That is a whole summer vacation's worth of extra hours spent in school!!! This is why I believe that SALARY per HOUR is so much more important than ANNUAL SALARY when considering a new job. The annual salary doesn't look so enticing anymore when I look at how much I get paid by the hour. Quite frankly, I'd rather take an annual pay cut to get out 2 hrs early everyday since my hourly pay would probably work out to be the same anyway! I am fortunate to be in a financial position now where I don't have to grind out long hours and chase money anymore. In my next job post, I would love to work at a school where I can walk out the door by 2 or 3 at the very latest where at least I feel as if I still have enough of my day left and am not feeling like I want to collapse into my bed when I get home. I don't care about prestige or "tier" of the school as long as it doesn't pay a pittance or is one of those "no office hour" jobs where you only get paid per class taught. Anyone here work at a school currently or one in the past where you still had a good part of your afternoon left? Do these international schools actually exist? I also set up a poll so others can compare their situation to other board members.