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Malaysia job post-too good to be true?

 
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hip-hop boy78



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Malaysia job post-too good to be true? Reply with quote

Hi,

I'd be interested to get some feedback from anyone with teaching experience in Malaysia about this position at a private secondary school in KL. The benefits seem a little too good to be true. Can anyone comment?

Description
Due to ongoing expansion project in our school, we seek to employ more Native teachers to teach in our School.
Location : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Responsibilities
• To conduct English classes for students at Primary and Secondary School levels
• Understanding of the characteristics of high-quality teaching and effective learning
• An ESL teacher should possess the following qualifications:

Interest in:
• Helping others to succeed
• Learning more about language
• Learning more about the different cultures from around the world

Experience in:
• Working with people from diverse cultures
• Trying to learn another language
• Teaching or tutoring adult ESL learners

Ability to:
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
• Recognize variations in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles
• Interact in a friendly and patient manner with students from different cultural backgrounds,
• Teach students of all levels of language proficiency, and students who may have disabilities

Salary and benefits:
Monthly salary is: 16,400 MYR
Competitive salary (tax-free)
Contract (with annual return ticket)
Teachers residence with individual rooms and air-conditioner (next to the school)
Health Insurance
Paid holidays: Up to 75 days
Teachers can explore Malaysia culture, visit the lakes, beaches, and mountains during the weekends; tour the country
Cost of living is extremely affordable
Average and maximum 20-30 students in Each class.
Work days and times: Monday-Friday. 7:30am to 3:30pm
Requirements
A Degree in any discipline from a reputable university
Impeccable command of English (Only native speakers of UK, USA, Canada, Australia & NZ)
Relevant teaching experience
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suphanburi



Joined: 20 Mar 2014
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 4 times the normal salary.... caveat emptor....

Don't be sending any money.

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nomad soul



Joined: 31 Jan 2010
Posts: 11327
Location: The real world

PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew that ad seemed rather familiar. The mention of "lakes" gave it away.

From a recent thread on the UAE forum:

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SALARY & BENEFITS:
• Monthly salary is 21,500 AED
• Competitive salary (tax free)
• Annual return ticket
• Teachers residence (single apartment) with individual rooms and Air-conditioner (next to the school)
• Health Insurance
• 5 Day Work Week (7am – 4pm)
• Paid holidays: Up to 75 days
• Teachers can explore UAE culture; visit the lakes, beaches and mountains during the weekends; tour the country
• Cost of living is extremely affordable.

The OP on that UAE thread stated: "You get sent an email with an offer. The email that follows is the contract with instructions to contact the 'Immigration Office' and that there is no need to contact the UAE embassy in your home country, any expenses that you incur will be reimbursed once you arrive in the UAE. I sent an email to the 'director general' of the immigration officer. I was then sent an invoice with an atrocious amount." The OP went no further with this "offer."

If it sounds too good to be true...
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hip-hop boy78



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

Confirmed what I was thinking. If it's too good to be true, it usually is.
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plumpy nut



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Expect a different salary on the actual contract. Laughing
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spiral78



Joined: 05 Apr 2004
Posts: 11494
Location: On a Short Leash

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nyaah, it'll never get that far!
They'll want money up front for visa expenses or something else.
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jimmiethefish



Joined: 12 Jun 2007
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General rule of thumb, if it has a gmail (or similar) email address it won't be for real. A real school in Malaysia will have a .edu address and a real government department will have a .gov address.
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