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learningpaths



Joined: 28 Apr 2017
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:55 pm    Post subject: Never been to Turkey Reply with quote

I've been invited to an interview, and here is the initial offer:

Pay
7500tl net per month
1000tl for monthly rent allowance
Air ticket to get here.
Return air ticket at school end if you renew contract otherwise oneway ticket home.
Baggage allowance.
Private health insurance

Your weekly contact hours would be around 20-22hrs at the most.

I've a couple BAs, couple certs, decade plus experience.

At this point I'm interested in frugal living and savings.

What do you think?
(What questions should I be asking for Turkey?)
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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which city is this?
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learningpaths



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Istanbul, Turkey.
District is called Baaksehir.
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learningpaths



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see that finding accommodation for a 1000tl or less is going to be a stretch, even though I was told it's more than enough for all utilities including internet, etc.
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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at Numbeo for an idea of cost of living for Istanbul. But don't waste the interviewer's time asking about life in Istanbul; focus on job-related questions.
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learningpaths



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. I've stopped accepting positions with housing allowances for this reason:

Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,738.55 TL
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 952.75 TL

It makes starting such a hassle.
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JohnRambo



Joined: 06 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Never been to Turkey Reply with quote

learningpaths wrote:
I've been invited to an interview, and here is the initial offer:

Pay
7500tl net per month
1000tl for monthly rent allowance
Air ticket to get here.
Return air ticket at school end if you renew contract otherwise oneway ticket home.
Baggage allowance.
Private health insurance

Your weekly contact hours would be around 20-22hrs at the most.

I've a couple BAs, couple certs, decade plus experience.

At this point I'm interested in frugal living and savings.

What do you think?
(What questions should I be asking for Turkey?)


For Turkey, that's an excellent salary if you can get that. Consider that many universities over here pay between 4 to 7,500, with 7,500 being quite rare.
And you're getting a housing allowance on top of that? That's great. And a one-way ticket is not bad. If the job's good, why not?
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