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WARNING!!!! AMARAPURA PARTNERS (MYANMAR)

 
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Patrickortreat



Joined: 24 Mar 2015
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 3:14 am    Post subject: WARNING!!!! AMARAPURA PARTNERS (MYANMAR) Reply with quote

There have been too many complaints to count with this "company."
Teachers, PLEASE beware. Myanmar is an amazing country and while there may not be a huge amount of job opportunities, DO NOT be a part of this "business"; it is not worth it under ANY circumstances. Newbies and veterans alike have either quit for VERY good reasons or lost their jobs for nothing. If you have been a victim of this "(dis)organization, please detail your grievances here on this forum. I know there are many of you out there...
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mystical



Joined: 19 Apr 2015
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Location: Phnom Penh

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:55 pm    Post subject: Think Twice Before Working for Amarapura Partners! Reply with quote

I was hired by Amurapura Partners for a 3-month contract job. I should have noticed something was fishy when a contract never materialized. What did materialize was a letter from the company to assist me in getting a 70-day business visa. The interesting thing about that was that I was expected to remain in the country for 3 months (they said they had some special way of extending the visa), but, then, their letter of hire only mentioned being employed by them for a little shy of six weeks. I asked about this, but the director chose not to reply to my email.

The company sent teachers out to various schools and companies to teach English classes for varying lengths of time. Often, we didn't know where were would be teaching until the very last minute. At other times, classes were cancelled suddenly, with equally short notice. There was often little or no communication about the level or age of students we'd be teaching. And, on one occasion, I arrived at a school prepared for a class that the school administrators knew nothing about.

Chaotic work assignments were bad enough, but the company also suffered from a lack of liquidity. Pay and flight reimbursements were repeatedly delayed. And, a few people had to wait weeks past their pay dates to receive any money. On one occasion we were told to come for our pay at 3pm and then at 5pm. At 5pm, they only had enough money to pay half the teachers. Others were told to come back at 6:30 pm, and for some, pay was not forthcoming for another few days. (Those in rural areas had to wait weeks.) Hum... All of this caused me to wonder what was really going on behind the scenes.

Shortly before I left, pictures the teachers had provided for a brochure appeared in a local Mandalay newspaper to promote the education company. Several days later, I noticed that my face and the faces of all the other teachers had been plastered on the walls of a new education building the company had invested in. Maintaining a fake smile around town became all but impossible.

At the end of the day, I wish I’d gone in on a tourist visa and saved myself all the hassle.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They offered me a job too...I saw the writing on the wall...no way!
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teacherjo



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:18 am    Post subject: Amarapura Partners Reply with quote

After a change in management and numerous projects going on, problems with liquidity have been solved. Schedules can still be an issue to some but since we are working with the government and our partner schools, we have to make adjustments from time to time. Every company will have disgruntled employees from time to time, but we are trying our best to make our teachers happy. If you are interested in a position in Mandalay please feel free to ask us for references from one of our dozen or so teachers who are satisfied or greatly satisfied with their positions with us. You can look up for Amarapura Partner's Page on Facebook or Swe Sayar(the company facebook account). Thank you!
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cellyinthez



Joined: 31 Dec 2013
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I have been working for this company for about a month, and I have to say, I've been having a pretty great time. I brought up this review during the interview, and they were very candid about what went wrong and how they've fixed it, and I haven't encountered any severe problems. Though this warning lists no specifics, the company said that in the past there had been late payments and disorganization. There is still some minor disorganization and last minute changes, but overall the bosses have been friendly and accommodating, the pay has been on time (and even early upon request), the housing great, and the classes good as well.

This organization isn't perfect, but it also deserves at least details behind a bad review. Though I have only been here slightly over a month, my coworkers who've been here up to a year, and my friend who completed a contract here, had few complaints. At least in the last year, no one has been fired without a very good reason.

I am personally very happy here, and would readily recommend this school.
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Prof.Gringo



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Posts: 2172
Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Amarapura Partners Reply with quote

teacherjo wrote:
After a change in management and numerous projects going on, problems with liquidity have been solved. Schedules can still be an issue to some but since we are working with the government and our partner schools, we have to make adjustments from time to time. Every company will have disgruntled employees from time to time, but we are trying our best to make our teachers happy. If you are interested in a position in Mandalay please feel free to ask us for references from one of our dozen or so teachers who are satisfied or greatly satisfied with their positions with us. You can look up for Amarapura Partner's Page on Facebook or Swe Sayar(the company facebook account). Thank you!


One post, are U a JOKE or just a sham to troll ur BS here?
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