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It's Scary!



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain_Fil wrote:
It's Scary! wrote:
If there were... Laughing

It's "Unreal"! Cool


Unreal?

It's scary!

Surprised


ToucheŽ Laughing

It's a good comeback!
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Scary! wrote:


ToucheŽ Laughing

It's a good comeback!


I know.

Isn't it scary?

Cool
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It's Scary!



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain_Fil wrote:
It's Scary! wrote:


ToucheŽ Laughing

It's a good comeback!


I know.

Isn't it scary?

Cool


Aiwa, but my signoff is never in the negative and my name is ALWAYS capitalized.

It's a fact!
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Scary! wrote:

Aiwa, but my signoff is never in the negative and my name is ALWAYS capitalized.

It's a fact!


You're right.

But it contains a double entendre.

So it's hard to know when it will be used in the first way or the second.

I mean, it's scary!

Surprised
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking that it has reached the point that

...it's ridiculous.

VS
(and BTW there is an American University in Afghanistan..)
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Captain_Fil



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
I'm thinking that it has reached the point that

...it's ridiculous.

VS
(and BTW there is an American University in Afghanistan..)


So there really is an American University of Afghanistan?!

That is scary...

Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it had been discussed here and you can find it on The Google.

VS
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
I think it had been discussed here and you can find it on The Google.

VS


I believe you.

I actually once considered teaching in Iraq or Afghanistan, if the money was good. Smile

But the bombings and bloodshed...

I mean...it's scary! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes!

It's definitely a scarenio! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Scary! wrote:
Yes!

It's definitely a scarenio! Very Happy


That's right.

It's scary!

(More like a suicide run than a teaching job.)

Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, I actuallly applied for a job there years ago, but was turned off by their insistance that it had to be a single-status posting. (Ya see, Afganistan had fallen off of the media radarscope at the time because of the unlawful war in Iraq.

That's when I first learned that the Taliban had noticed the vacuum in Afganistan and start back at their campaign. That was in 2005-6... maybe 2007, I think...

It's with my family or not at all!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The odd thing is that with a very few exceptions (some hires for US government contract teaching - very short term), the pay is closer to that of Oman than anywhere else in the Gulf. And it is less than Oman.

It's paltry.

VS
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain_Fil wrote:
It's Scary! wrote:
Yes!

It's definitely a scarenio! Very Happy


That's right.

It's scary!

(More like a suicide run than a teaching job.)

Confused


For six figures, sign me up! So many of my teaching jobs have been downright b-o-r-i-n-g!

I could go for a good scarenario!

MEB Cool
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sanpedro72



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: The FACTS on AIK-K, purely neutral and factual Reply with quote

I am a teacher of past or present (one of which is true, the details are not of your concern).

Here is the layout of the AIS-K in terms of employee/teacher-related issues:

1. Visas are not instant and the process is quite shady.
2. Teacher accommodations are totally substandard, with health issues inside each quarter (constant illness still occur).
3. Alcohol is prohibited in teachers' quarters.
4. You will expect a 3 hour power outage per day (even in winter) because the school will not purchase a generator (generators are common here).
5. You will not have all of the subject textbooks required for your job.
6. The school is run by Arabs which means your concerns are of no concern to them.
7. Teachers are valued less than a single student. Classroom size and space considerations are ignored by ownership.
8. Your pay will be considerably less than other schools in the city or region despite your qualifications.

That's it. Enjoy the information.

Regards,

GF
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danmbob



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 4:45 pm    Post subject: updated information Reply with quote

Does anyone have up to date information on the American University of Iraq?
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