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teacherman73



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I emailed them a few weeks ago and asked if they had any part-time evening classes and still no response. The decent jobs over here in Bahrain are few and far between, and jobs like this I would say are very questionable at best. Any bored, English-speaking spouse would do far better with privates than this place.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teacherman73 wrote:
asked if they had any part-time evening classes and still no response.

seeing as they were advertising for a full-time position, I'd say that they gave you all the information you needed to answer your question!
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since language schools usually hire mainly part timers, it makes sense to me for someone to make that logical request.

Seems to me that a competent organization would have answered the email even if for future needs.

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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

teacherman73 wrote:
I emailed them a few weeks ago and asked if they had any part-time evening classes and still no response.

That's probably because the ad was posted by a recruiting agency in Canada on behalf of their "client" language school. The recruiter likely wouldn't know about
part-time hours given that the ad specifies full-time work. Plus, it's not unusual for recruiters to ignore random questions unless those asking have submitted a CV.
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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Since language schools usually hire mainly part timers

In the Middle/Far East? Not in my experience mostly due to visa sponsorship issues.

veiledsentiments wrote:
Seems to me that a competent organization would have answered the email even if for future needs.

When I used to have to sift through (sometimes) hundreds of applications for a single position, there were very few that I would respond to because we were a competent organization and the vast majority of applications were obviously not.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sicklyman wrote:
veiledsentiments wrote:
Since language schools usually hire mainly part timers

In the Middle/Far East? Not in my experience mostly due to visa sponsorship issues.

The vast majority of their teachers are hired in country and already have a visa... either with a spouse... or another employer.

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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I took your statement at face value i.e. as a general statement about language schools worldwide. If you have specific knowledge of that school and are referring to that one, thanks for making that clear.

Otherwise... <raspberry> Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sicklyman wrote:
I took your statement at face value i.e. as a general statement about language schools worldwide. If you have specific knowledge of that school and are referring to that one, thanks for making that clear.

Otherwise... <raspberry> Wink

duh... this is the branch discussing the Gulf. And since you also have no information on this school... feel free to <raspberry> yourself Wink

But I am confident that language school hiring is the same in Bahrain as it was in Kuwait, the UAE, and Oman (and friends in Jeddah and Riyadh) where my described situation was encountered. It is the obvious methodology to get cheap teachers...

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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, you claim it was obvious that you were writing only about schools in the Gulf?

Clearly, this is not the case because you then refer to "a competent organization."
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure why you bother to post here with your consistently negative attitude...

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