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Giving up residency in the US
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sheik Yerbuti,

" . . . . the 10 years required at a real job . . ."

Out of curiosity, how would you define a "real job?"

It seems more likely to me that some EFLers won't qualify (or will qualify for only a small SS entitlement) because they have been working at "real jobs" that don't take FICA deductions.

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John
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 11520
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, I'll get some US SS payments later on, but it forms only a part of my retirement funding, most of which has nothing to do with the US. Thankfully.
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Sheik Yerbuti



Joined: 02 Dec 2012
Posts: 105
Location: the promised land

PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry John was away from this space.

Real jobs, rather than TEFL teacher ? Let's see; cobbler,
candle maker, dog food tester, Walmart greeter. You name it.

In the very, very early 80's , when I was preparing to leave
my lush campus, the recruiters who flocked to State U. were looking
for engineers, B-schoolers, and something new called "computer scientists."

They rightly had no interest in snatching me and my ilk up. What could we contribute to an economy mired in a post-Carter malaised recession that appeared destined to stick around?

I found some good sales jobs, and wrote and repped for a prominent
magazine, before heading to Korea pre-stupid and pre-saturation there.

I was fortunate to qualify for SS, and to have an employer-matched
IRA started.

It can be spun many ways, but ESL as it is constituted on this board is
not a real job, and can't be compared to proper teaching either, such as a public school teacher in Stockton.

It is simply run off and swill from the new, globalized economy.
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sheik Yerbuti,

So, a Walmart greeter is a real job, but teaching ESL isn't?

I think I'll just walk away from this one.

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John
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rtm



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
Posts: 1003
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheik Yerbuti wrote:
It can be spun many ways, but ESL as it is constituted on this board is not a real job

Or, rather, EFL as some people, mostly newbies, consider it is not a job that will allow them to reap SS benefits in the future.

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such as a public school teacher in Stockton

Then again, public school teachers in California (and public employees in many states) don't qualify for Social Security anyway.
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