Joined: 04 Feb 2012
|Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:37 pm Post subject: Bell Amman getting even worse
|Bell Amman is a school with no ethics or morality, it is purely a money making venture with no attention to quality of instruction or the welfare of its teachers. It is hard to tell whether the school is more incompetant or corrupt, but what is clear is that there is no concern for the welfare of the students or the teachers.
The center is run by a business type and her incompetant assitant who make it very clear they hate teachers and complaints are met with anger and a worsening of treatment. The Manager stated several times that she finds teachers impossible to work with. She has no education background, and despite the clear need for an academic manager, to save money, none is ever hired except on the eve of inspection by Cambidge or Bell UK. After this the academic manager is fired.
Teachers, despite contracts and offer letters, arrive to find many promises are not kept. The accomodation allowance is not nearly enough to find suitable housing, and the school does absoultely nothing to find housing despite promises to do so.
Scheduling is random, teachers will be expected to teach morning and evening classes and are forced to spend the entire day in the building, and often scheduled 6 days a week.
Teachers are promised salaries and then told right before the end of the probationary period that they must accept a pay cut or be immediately terminated.
Teachers are hired for contracts that do not exist, or which the school, due its terrible local reputation do not get.
The school often pays late, and there is a serious cash flow problem.
HR is incompetant and dishonest, failing to get promised visas and residency permits, HR consistanly fails to inform teachers of their obligations or rights.
Teachers who leave find all or most of thier final salary not paid. The school claims to take a tax penalty, but this money is never paid to the government. Teachers who make it through the year and seek to get taxes or social security returned find that neither has been paid to the goverment, and is not available.
It is not surprising that the school suffers from a constant turnover of staff. Few expect the center to be around much longer.