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mahdi1432



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Libya Salary Reply with quote

Considering the below qualifications, how much should I negotiate for:
    *BS in Business + ESP teaching experience (over 3 years)
    *CELTA
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For which job(s)? Countries don't set salaries---employers do. Do you at least meet the minimum requirements for the positions you're interested in?
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mahdi1432



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point taken.

This is for a primary school position.
Package of: All housing & bills
Medical
Return flight
30 days paid leave

I do meet the requirements.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, that says nothing about the position and the requirements. Frankly, it's odd that you meet the qualifications for a primary school position given your BA in Business, CELTA, and ESP experience are relevant to adult learners and not to children. Anyway, I doubt you'll get a response on this forum about salaries and such for any k-12 level teaching situations; the discussions on Libya tend to focus on jobs with oil companies and adult English language schools. You might try internationalschoolsreview.com.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:58 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

The offers for school teachers recently have been dreadful. In Libya you want no less than 3,000 GBP and accommodation. Without regular holidays, there's a high chance of going nuts as there really is nothing to do if you are stuck in Tripoli.

On the other hand, oil compounds by the beach can be fairly OK.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you want to be in a country where the prime Minister is kidnapped by an armed gang ? A failed state - like so many in the Islamic World.
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spanglish



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Location: working on that

PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 days paid leave isn't nearly enough for Libya. What dragonpiwo said - that's the kind of package you would need to get offered in order to make Libya worth it (and even that would be marginal, given the security situation) - unfortunately you won't get anywhere near that kind of money offered unless you have good contacts.
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Sirens of Cyprus



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are desperate, you may get an OFFER good enough get you to risk your life in Libya, but before you accept it, talk to teachers who have already accepted such offers from a certain company and ask about how many months behind the salary is. Then consider the possibility that you might NEVER be paid:

http://www.libyaherald.com/2013/12/15/breaking-news-jadhran-now-refuses-to-open-oil-terminals/#axzz2nYmslrxD
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MuscatGary



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Re: Libya Salary Reply with quote

mahdi1432 wrote:
Considering the below qualifications, how much should I negotiate for:
    *BS in Business + ESP teaching experience (over 3 years)
    *CELTA


How much do you think your life is worth? That's the starting point if you're thinking of working in a country where teachers get murdered.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 8:03 am    Post subject: erm Reply with quote

Libya is unsafe. However, teachers have been murdered in Qatar, Saudi, Kurdistan and a whole host of other countries. Several Polish immigrants have been murdered in the UK. It can happen anywhere.

That said, if you are working in a country where the embassy tells you to keep a low profile, don't go jogging. Go to work, go to your compound/house and lay low, collect the cash and leave.

The poor girl who got murdered in Qatar got done in by her ex-boyfriend. Never date a local girls as they regard you as a *beep*. Just about every woman I know who has dated a local in these parts has come unstuck because they never get the message when it's over.
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Sirens of Cyprus



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh, collecting the cash is easier said than done.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: erm Reply with quote

dragonpiwo wrote:
The poor girl who got murdered in Qatar got done in by her ex-boyfriend. Never date a local girls as they regard you as a *beep*. Just about every woman I know who has dated a local in these parts has come unstuck because they never get the message when it's over.


Shocked Exclamation

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldtimers in the Gulf used to have an acronym. They probably still do. MMID My Mohammed Is Different.
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Libya has its problems nowadays just like any other Arabic country under transition or political change. However, salaries are still generally very good herefor EFL instructors. My colleagues in Misrata say they feel safer there than in many cities in the west...such as London or New York. Many opportunities available teaching English here. Libyan wealth creation is growing fast and so is the need to learn English. Very Happy
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