Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

KMaD Al Marefa Excuse for a Company
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Kuwait
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Keyboard Kommando



Joined: 03 Dec 2012
Posts: 38
Location: Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Are you kidding? 700KD? (US$2500) I was paid more than that in Kuwait in 1998, granted that it wasn't MOD. It was KU, but they are certainly not a high payer.

If you have decent credentials plus some experience, you'd be better off in Oman. Pay is a bit better and it is a much better place to live and work. As I recall you have an MA (education related, but not EFL/ESL) and a few years of experience. There might even be possibilities in the UAE and Qatar.

VS


Yep, shared housing (kind of mentioned) and they sent me a ticket for the 15th, come a running. I asked them about the housing and the fact I'm flying nearly 1/2 way around the planet to work on a tourist visa. They are tap dancing around the shared housing, and saying "no problem" the tourist visa. I emailed them and told them to forget it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
globebot



Joined: 20 Sep 2013
Posts: 53

PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

A very wise decision, dear friend. There was a time in the Muddle East Gulf States when expats were paid a king's ransom, with all the perks you an imagine. But that was in the distant past when Egyptians and Indians were not anywhere in the mix. These gangsters, in collaboration with the local yokels, now run the show. And they are as tight assed as any camel or western banker!
I once was there, and now I'm happily long gone!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 491

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These people at the MOD in Kuwait will never increase their salary offer for EFL teachers which really is peanuts for Kuwait and only desperate backpacker EFL types will apply for work there as most likely have no where to go to save some money teaching English...... Shocked Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
globebot



Joined: 20 Sep 2013
Posts: 53

PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

A good way to end the misery that is Q8 and the other States, is for the Muddle East Gulf States to start their own shooting show. The IS are lurking nearby, and are chomping at the bit to get in there and mix it up with them. Now wouldn't that be prime time!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
globebot



Joined: 20 Sep 2013
Posts: 53

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply Reply with quote

I could buy all the Chinese jet fuel I wanted in Q8 with one phone call to a Filipino. KSA sells more JW Scotch than any other country in the world. But many locals in the military prefer eau du cologne. Bahrain is the boudoir of the Muddle East! The Royal Guard in Oman has its own liquor stores supplying its officers! Yes, these guys are in great fighting shape! Being there opened my eyes like never before!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CVN-76



Joined: 28 Mar 2014
Posts: 128

PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Al Marefa is still out there. How unfortunate for the profession.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Kuwait All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC