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Play and Say immersion camp

 
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misssapphire



Joined: 10 Jul 2015
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Play and Say immersion camp Reply with quote

hi all,

Has anyone heard anything / or worked for Play and Say? They have a 7 week residential camp from April to June. The interview with Aida wasn't very interview (ish) in my opinion - I wasn't asked much, just if I had questions for them. Aida's email is also a hotmail address. They have offered me the job and will send the contract through once I book flights and send confirmation I have booked the flights.

Does this seem legit? It can't be a scam as they are not getting money out of me, maybe just annoy me by making me book flights then offering a crap contract?! The money and hours have been outlined, just something doesn't sit right. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance!
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vallecano



Joined: 20 Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Location: República Popular de Vallekas

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a scam to me.

Play and Say seem to be a legitimate company, but I would have doubts it is them you are really dealing with.

I´d imagine that they´ll invent an admin charge that you need to pay to get your contract once you´ve booked flights.

Do you have a right to work in Spain i.e. EU passport?

If not, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to get a work visa.

What are they offering to pay you? For this type of work, I´d expect salary to be counted in hundreds rather than thousands.

Also, academies in Spain do not often recruit at a distance.

Email them at info@playandsay.org to ask, and given that "Aida" used a hotmail address is certainly an alarm bell.
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depechemodefan1966



Joined: 31 Jan 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fact that "something doesn't sit right" should set the alarm bells ringing and if you have any doubts, I would ignore it.

However, as it's only seven weeks, it wouldn't be too much out of your life if you did it and it wasn't for you. At least you will learn something from it.

Do not pay out any money though!
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Knedliki



Joined: 08 May 2015
Posts: 147

PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you take the job?

I did this job three years ago, I'm glad it was only seven weeks because it was hard work.
The plus side is they paid on time and we even got extra pay as one teacher was sacked and the rest of us took on his role and shared his salary.

It was based in a hostel with full board and accommodation so you saved all your salary. I wouldn't do it again though.
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siologen



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 230

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: re: summer camps in spain... Reply with quote

Is it just me, or has anyone else had no luck with getting a summer camp position? Have said I am willing to work anywhere, 15 years experience, but still just get an "ummm" and "arrgggh" back at best....or just zero replies at all. Do they prefer young americans or something, IE, is it an adventure camp....but then why do some of them mention teaching english?
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 11391
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Economics constraints limiting the market, I think. Probably nothing personal;-)
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siologen



Joined: 25 Oct 2016
Posts: 230

PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 am    Post subject: re: true Reply with quote

And the summer is almost over now as well. Mostly jobs advertising for sept. starts, FFS!!! Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Sad
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