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Ladycaza



Joined: 09 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:24 pm    Post subject: Job Offers - Advice on schools needed!!! Reply with quote

Hello All,

This is my first posting so please bear with me.

I have been offered a teaching position at British Town in Izmir to start IN February, however to day I also received an offer from English Time in Istanbul ( thou i am not sure which branch). This will be my first teaching experience having only just gained my CELTA in December.

The first school is offering 2,000Tl for 160 hr months with 3 months paid accommodation. Work permits and residency paid for only 1 day off a week. The other is offering 18 TL per hour for a 120 hour month with 3 months paid accomodation, 300TL housing allowance thereafter and 2 days off per week. with a 1,000 euro bonus at the end. I really don't know what to do. I hear bad things about English Time, especially from this forum but i am more confused about living expenses. Can i live on 2,000 TL per month? Is 160 hours not an awful lot of work with only 1 day off a week? My turkish friends say turkish people work way more hours. I'm i just a pampered brit?

Any responses welcomed.
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PC Parrot



Joined: 11 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that is 160 contact hours a month, it's ridiculous ..

Firstly, it's exhausting and secondly, at 12.5 YTL per hour, it's a crap hourly rate .. Cleaners get paid more

Ask your Turkish friends if they would work for $7 an hour

Having said that, you could get by easily on 2000 YTL per month if you didn't live like an ex-pat and shared an apartment ..
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Ladycaza



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i thought 12.5 TL a hour was awful as well. It's like slave labour! And no sadly i wouldn't share an apartment, I think i would kill them if i had to live with someone. I do want to join a gym and be able to go see my aunt in fethiye on occasions so I guess i need to take these expenses into account as well. Sad

Can you suggest any better language schools in Izmir?

Thanks!!
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Özcan



Joined: 19 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:46 am    Post subject: Re: Job Offers - Advice on schools needed!!! Reply with quote

Ladycaza wrote:
Is 160 hours not an awful lot of work with only 1 day off a week? My turkish friends say turkish people work way more hours. I'm i just a pampered brit?


It's true that most Turks work long hours, but how is that a good thing? I believe in balance in all areas of life. Just because most Turks work long hours doesn't mean that you are a "pampered Brit" if you refuse to work long hours as most Turks do.

I'm sorry I can't help you further because I have never worked or lived in Turkey before although I'm of Turkish descent.


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Özcan



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PC Parrot wrote:
Cleaners get paid more

Really?
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