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balancedsentiments



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, there was an increase of OMR30-50 a couple of years ago, but it only applied to people employed at that stage. MoM hasn't been forthcoming with any increases in payments to the agencies since then, so . . .
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sammysez wrote:
Salary is 1385 OMR which breaks down as 250 OMR housing, 135 other allowance and 1000 basic salary.

This was the original post, and I didn't know if this $1385 OMR "breaks down" was that part of the "salary benefit" or was the salary totally separate.

The 1385 OMR is the total compensation - salary and benefits.

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long do TATI generally take to reply to applications? I sent mine in about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard back yet.

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

das31 wrote:
How long do TATI generally take to reply to applications? I sent mine in about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard back yet.

Give it some time. However, it's likely they'll only reply if you make it onto their interview list.
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balancedsentiments



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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do an initial screening and then forward applications to the colleges. If one of them is interested, they'll ask TATI to organise an interview. Sorry, it doesn't happen overnight.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

das31 wrote:
How long do TATI generally take to reply to applications? I sent mine in about 2 weeks ago and haven't heard back yet.

Thanks


I applied to TATI one year, but they just kinda faded away into the background over several weeks and stopped replying to my emails.

Another year, they snatched me up within weeks.

I'm out of here in a few weeks - I've been with TATI for 4 years and I would not recommend the to anyone. However, I recommend CECN and Al Nawa even less... we have a few extremely disgrunted people working for them and I feel fortunate by comparison. Even so, ta-ta, TATI. Never again.
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EFL Educator



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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Man TATI has offered the same salary package for at least a decade.....no raises....do not have any hope or expectations that things will change.....except that there will ALWAYS be a POOL full of FOOL EFL teachers willing to work for minimum wages in Oh Mannnnn!
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator wrote:
Oh Man TATI has offered the same salary package for at least a decade.....no raises....do not have any hope or expectations that things will change.....except that there will ALWAYS be a POOL full of FOOL EFL teachers willing to work for minimum wages in Oh Mannnnn!


Yeah, well, all I can say is that I wish I'd got into the TEFL racket ten years before I actually did. Compared to where I'm at now, I'd probably be loaded Sad. You'll meet people in Oman who just go to the bars every night and blow their savings sitting in four-star hotels, drinking nine-dollar beers, but, it doesn't have to be that way. As I mentioned in another post recently, I saved over 25,000 USD in just one year and, God knows, I wasn't overworked or had to scrimp in order to do it. Also I was in one of the lesser-paid TEFL gigs in Oman and I reckon it would be possible to save around forty grand without too much difficulty if you had one of the more sought-after jobs and no dependents.

True, I had to live in the Gulf to earn it, but, I think when it comes to living in the GCC, the Internet has changed everything. Also the people who seem to adjust the best are the ones who have a hobby that they are passionate about and can do where they are. There was one guy at our college who was a fanatic bird-watcher, two that were working on getting a black belt in karate, another who used to paint, there was a very keen gardener and a woman in her sixties who was the best female tennis player in Dhofar. Personally, I became a pretty good chess player and I actually think I might have a shot at eventually competing at master's level. It's something to shoot for anyway and something I can keep working towards as long as I still have a few marbles rolling around upstairs.

Besides, Oman is a beautiful country filled with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. I know people who are enchanted by it. I wasn't one of them, but I can understand the attraction. Anyway, generally speaking, I think a spell in Oman is still very much worth doing. Will that still be the case in five years? Beats me, but, for now, I certainly wouldn't be quick to dissuade people from considering it and I have no regrets about trying it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st Sgt Welsh wrote:
EFL Educator wrote:
Oh Man TATI has offered the same salary package for at least a decade.....no raises....do not have any hope or expectations that things will change.....except that there will ALWAYS be a POOL full of FOOL EFL teachers willing to work for minimum wages in Oh Mannnnn!


Yeah, well, all I can say is that I wish I'd got into the TEFL racket ten years before I actually did. Compared to where I'm at now, I'd probably be loaded Sad. You'll meet people in Oman who just go to the bars every night and blow their savings sitting in four-star hotels, drinking nine-dollar beers, but, it doesn't have to be that way. As I mentioned in another post recently, I saved over 25,000 USD in just one year and, God knows, I wasn't overworked or had to scrimp in order to do it. Also I was in one of the lesser-paid TEFL gigs in Oman and I reckon it would be possible to save around forty grand without too much difficulty if you had one of the more sought-after jobs and no dependents.

True, I had to live in the Gulf to earn it, but, I think when it comes to living in the GCC, the Internet has changed everything. Also the people who seem to adjust the best are the ones who have a hobby that they are passionate about and can do where they are. There was one guy at our college who was a fanatic bird-watcher, two that were working on getting a black belt in karate, another who used to paint, there was a very keen gardener and a woman in her sixties who was the best female tennis player in Dhofar. Personally, I became a pretty good chess player and I actually think I might have a shot at eventually competing at master's level. It's something to shoot for anyway and something I can keep working towards as long as I still have a few marbles rolling around upstairs.

Besides, Oman is a beautiful country filled with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. I know people who are enchanted by it. I wasn't one of them, but I can understand the attraction. Anyway, generally speaking, I think a spell in Oman is still very much worth doing. Will that still be the case in five years? Beats me, but, for now, I certainly wouldn't be quick to dissuade people from considering it and I have no regrets about trying it.


Oh man! Reading this makes me wish I had a chance at working there. Lived there as a student a few years agon and was absolutely in love with the place, sadly I'm not a "native" speaker and don't have an MA in TESOL so when I apply I get overlooked...
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Colombo



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Rustyrockets: Could you possibly market yourself as a STEM teacher rather than applying for EFL jobs?
I've noted your posts regarding wanting to return to a country you were so happy in but without English native speaker status (which I think is a myth) you haven't been able to.

Instead of wasting time & money on a Masters in TESOL, would you be able to complete a Masters in a hard science that you can then use to teach in Oman.

When I was in Oman there were many non- native English speakers teaching across a range of disciplines. Alternatively Oman Studies is popular in some European universities as an interdiscplinary programme. You could become a n Omani Studies specialist which would see your credentials override lowly EFL jobs.

I hope you get a chance to return to somewhere you loved without being disadvantaged by your non- native English speaker status.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Rustyrockets: Over 90% of our 100-strong English department are non-native speakers, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. In other departments (business, IT, engineering) there are NO native English speakers at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being a non-native speaker isn't the issue; there are quite a few in the Gulf teaching foundation year English. However, they tend to have relevant degrees. As I recall, rustyrockets has posted that her MA is in Near & Mid East Studies.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've worked for TATI for more than 6 years and have no complaints.

They sent my info to the college I was interested in. There were no openings at that time, but I could wait. Once a position came up, the college interviewed me and TATI organised my ticket, met me at the airport and put me up in a basic hotel in Muscat while they sorted out government paperwork. A couple of days later, they took me to the college, having first checked me into a hotel not far away. They gave me a week to find a place to live, but said I could extend that if really necessary.

Having all of the approvals and documentation finished when you first arrive makes life so much easier. You can then open a bank account and get lots of other things done. Not all of the agencies spend the time and money to do things that way.

Their job since then has been to pay me and take care of official paperwork for things like visa renewal and my liquor licence. They've always done that quickly and efficiently. I've only had two gripes and management took care of them immediately.

I think it was 2013 when MoM mandated a 3% pay rise for all private sector employees and gave TATI the money to do that. Along with a couple of others at my college, I got 5%, which was nice of them. Sadly, MoM hasn't seen fit to do that again.

TATI have to operate within the constraints of their contract with MoM, so there are limits on what they can do, but I personally think they try to provide good service and mostly succeed.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colombo wrote:
@Rustyrockets: Could you possibly market yourself as a STEM teacher rather than applying for EFL jobs?
I've noted your posts regarding wanting to return to a country you were so happy in but without English native speaker status (which I think is a myth) you haven't been able to.

Instead of wasting time & money on a Masters in TESOL, would you be able to complete a Masters in a hard science that you can then use to teach in Oman.

When I was in Oman there were many non- native English speakers teaching across a range of disciplines. Alternatively Oman Studies is popular in some European universities as an interdiscplinary programme. You could become a n Omani Studies specialist which would see your credentials override lowly EFL jobs.

I hope you get a chance to return to somewhere you loved without being disadvantaged by your non- native English speaker status.


Thaks so much for your wishes! unfortunately I already have have a BA in History and an MA in Middle Eastern studies, so getting a degree in STEM wouldn't be realistic at this point for me (money and time). Also, so far I haven't seen any Oman Studies courses in Europe but it would be interesting to see something around, however they would be in Europe and not in Oman.

It is hard to see people on the internet hating Oman and their jobs there while I would take the chance without thinking if it existed, but I guess that's how life is...
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Lord T



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I notice that TATI's latest job advert on Dave's only offers an eight-month contract.

It doesn't state where teachers will be working, but it can't be at the technical colleges/colleges of applied science, can it?
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