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Suspicious job in Mauritius
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Xie Lin



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Young and energetic personality


Awwww, darn! I guess I can't apply! Crying or Very sad

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scot47



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Location: Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator
Milton ? Wrong writer. It was Thoreau.

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/8202-most-men-lead-lives-of-quiet-desperation-and-go-to
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Lack



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Writing "essays" as part of an "application"? I'm trying to wrap my head around this one. If it's a scam, what could possibly be the purpose of that? It looks like a scam, except it's just a time-waster that benefits neither side. Points for creativity I guess...normally they just go for the kill (please insert X dollars to receive a job!) so this is odd.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Essays for Sale, dude Wink
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Stuka



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lack wrote:
Writing "essays" as part of an "application"? I'm trying to wrap my head around this one. If it's a scam, what could possibly be the purpose of that? It looks like a scam, except it's just a time-waster that benefits neither side. Points for creativity I guess...normally they just go for the kill (please insert X dollars to receive a job!) so this is odd.


It's a well-known psychological fact that the harder you work for something and the more time you invest in it the greater your desire for an eventual payoff will be.(Put another way you might say that the more you suffer for something, the greater value you attribute to that something when you finally get it.) For example, students that work hard on their degree and get a good result are more likely to see their good result as a payoff/reward for hard work. Likewise, someone who has been kept waiting on a phone for 30 mins is more likely to keep holding than someone who has just waited for 5 mins. Writing all these essays and going through numerous interview and being told to jump through various hoops to get this job in sunny Mauritius would cause much work and consternation and, when asked to cough up cash to be placed, you'd pay up immediately to release the tension accrued over the course of the rigorous interview process. Scam complete.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus they have essays for sale Laughing
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Stuka



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
Plus they have essays for sale Laughing


Yes, nice little sideline that.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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jpvanderwerf2001



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stuka wrote:
nomad soul wrote:
Their website is certainly a red flag; it lacks key information such as who's who (i.e., their anonymous leadership and staff), actual descriptions of their courses, their physical address, etc.


Actually, their website could quite easily be the websites of any for-profit education company today who have much to hide.


The web site is hilarious! In addition to the misspellings (note to self: avoid schools that cannot spell "curriculum" correctly), this random IELTS chart is comic gold: http://wisdompdle.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Analysis-scores1.png
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote "Most men live lives of quiet desperation...and then there are EFL Teachers"! EE Shocked Shocked
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