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English Experts of Saudi Arabia

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Joshua Wells

Joined: 07 Sep 2011
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Location: Shenzhen, China

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: English Experts of Saudi Arabia Reply with quote

It is so crucial that any foreign teachers who might be thinking of signing on with English Experts be warned of high levels of pure incompetence on the job placement end. It's hard enough to live/work/function in a foreign country as exotic as Saudi Arabia, and details that make the transition smoother need careful attention. It is my intention to let others know to....avoid English Experts at all costs!
The blogs should have warned me, but I didn't heed any of them. The details follow!

Mr. H (MOD edit),
I have now spent much time on the phone with visa offices trying to locate the work visa for me, which now I find out.....DOES NOT EXIST!
Since signing the contract for English Experts back on December, 21, 2011, I have waiting to hear some communication from you/your office to inform me of the steps I needed to take on my end to secure the work visa. I called no less than 17 offices, and the work visa is not in Washington, DC. nor have you ever provided me with any specific information or steps I needed to take.
I have now found out that there are many things I must to with the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to secure the visa, and each time I would write to you to ask you, specifically, I would never get an answer. No communication at all. The visa is not any closer to me than it was back in December, all because you have never told me what I needed to do here, on my end. This has been too frustrating for me, and I now decided that:
1. I will NOT be taking any job with English Experts in Saudi Arabia.
2. You are INCOMPETENT. It is clear to me that you do not know what you are doing. Your communication skills are very weak (I have proof of this, and all "communications-emails, SKYPE messages, etc. ) will be sent on to the Embassy as well as the job placement sites and blogs as a warning to others in other countries to stear clear of English Experts.
3. It is my goal to get the word out that English Experts is to be avoided, and this will make it difficult for your agency to recruit other foreigners to come there and work for English Experts.
4. I cannot/will not put my employment life in the hands of someone there in Saudi Arabia who does not know what they are doing.


You have done nothing to get me there and it is now February, and this process has gone on far too long.
{December 21, 2011-February 3, 2012.}

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It's Scary!

Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 823

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly, there'll be hundreds lining up to take your place tomorrow believing that, "It'll NEVER happen to ME!

It's the way of the world!
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Joined: 06 Jan 2011
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Location: California - the land of fruits and nuts

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The way of the world...'s scary!

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Joined: 18 Feb 2012
Posts: 133
Location: Penang

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey mate, if you are only relying on one job application or one group of recruiters you are really limiting yourself. Spread yourself around a little. Sharing letters of ire doesn't really create a positive forum. Letters of complaint aren't terribly proactive avenues to improving yourself and reaching your goals. We understand you are discontented but do we need to read all about it. Wake up and smell the roses, buddy!!
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