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Sackings in HCT Abu Dhabi
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It's Scary!



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didja ever notice how when so many other threads get created, how older ones, some just over a year old, get pushed down out of view?

I just thought that a thread that has nearly 43,000 views should be afforded more dignity than that.

God knows, the employees aren't!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... a whole academic year has passed since the meltdown described in this thread, It seems that they didn't do a replay this year, but I wonder how many teachers bailed out in AD this year.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Well... a whole academic year has passed since the meltdown described in this thread, It seems that they didn't do a replay this year, but I wonder how many teachers bailed out in AD this year.

VS


Well, there were some firings, but not on the same scale as recruitment is difficult. There WERE a LOT of bail-outs and, at the very end, they attempted to punk out the last year EOS for a lot who decided to walk away after contract completion by telling them not to show up for the last week, thereby making it a less than one year period of employment.

Only when they were informed by some that they would be bothered by invigilation and paper grading did Tubby back down and allow them to complete their contractual obligations.

Quite the hero, right?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So...has the ADWC lost out on more students or attracted more desperate staff? Therein lies the rub...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Eisenhorn



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Well... a whole academic year has passed since the meltdown described in this thread, It seems that they didn't do a replay this year, but I wonder how many teachers bailed out in AD this year.

VS

The meltdown may have slowed at ADWC... but things keep getting worse. There were some statements about the salary raise for HCT faculty not getting paid in the August salary... that is correct.

I was hoping it was a change in the time they would release the salary for september. Well that has now come out (a week early too), but there was NO yearly salary increase.

It would be nice if Central services would have sent out a notification BEFORE the start of the year...

Yet another strike against HCT and their "transparent" management system.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, there are some deluded souls who are holding on to the hope that this is something to do with the Ramadan 'slowdown' and that it will be resolved either just before the next pay check or next month.

Maybe the going rate for a Nobel laureate has gone up. I for one am more than willing to give up my 4% if it means HCT can afford to provide Fregie (not she of the Black Eyed Peas!, no she who is some English prince's ex-wife)with a stretched Hummer and penthouse suite at the Burj Al Arab.

This is not unprecedented it has happened before but the extra 4% was added at the last minute..............cross your fingers those pyrotechnics are expensive folks!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy of mine from Whales recommended this to me when he left HCT in July......somehow seems quite appropriate as we kiss our 4% goodbye.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhLGBwqthXE&feature=related
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But surely if they cut the beautiful girl dressed in diaphanous robes on the trapeze and the upside down portrait painter - something might be saved?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whales? Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Whales? Laughing

VS


His name isn't Jonah, is it? Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of "whales"...has anyone noticed the "whale" of a number of views of this post in just over a year!

Man, can you imagine how many people have been forewarned about falling into the "pit"! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Long Live King Tubby the Kamel!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ooops sorry to all Welsh people, I meant Wales of course Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on the annual increments? Could this mean that HCT is NOT the ideal place to work/view fireworks at its annual Hou-Ha???

Why is the Vice-Chancellor threatening people and saying obscene things on the HCT hate blogs?

It's a debilitating place to work!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's Scary! wrote:
Why is the Vice-Chancellor threatening people and saying obscene things on the HCT hate blogs?

Isn't that a "duh" question? Laughing

Of course, the reality is that no one would know who was making the posts that you refer to. It could be... you...

It's possible...

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