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sam862010



Joined: 15 Dec 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good friend of mine actually did a 15 month stint at Abaarso.

He enjoyed it but said it was very hard going.

- Overbearing American director who threatened to have you sacked at the drop of a hat.

- Teachers were not allowed to leave the school compound without an armed escort.. so going into town was a mission all in itself.

- 70 hour work weeks as it said.

- When he arrived to join us teaching in Myanmar.. he had crippling food poisoning and had to miss his first week at school. (He suspected the final meal he had with the students)

I'd be tempted to go there but not with those conditions.
The biggest negative for me would be feeling like a prisoner and not being allowed out with an escort.
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bluething



Joined: 13 Jun 2017
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Location: Europe

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit-job/5a40b4531fa14636bd8d6a81f56becf0-teacher-english-history-math-science-computer-science-abaarso-school-of-science-and-technology-abaarso

This is the first time I hear about working 70 hours a week.
What is that? Slavery?

In my country full-time means 18h/week, and after 25 years of experience it is a 16-hour week.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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Location: Cape Town

PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working 70 hours a week??....it is called an EFL Sweatshop...quite common these days..especially in ASIA! Shocked Shocked
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