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aypez



Joined: 28 May 2013
Posts: 2
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: I Can Read - avoid? Reply with quote

I have an interview with ICR Singapore soon. However, after doing a bit of research on this forum and elsewhere, they don't appear to be a particularly good company to work for - is there any truth to this?

Are there any other centres that I should look into (other than Lorna Whiston, Morris Allen and LCentral)?

Thanks
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Bassington



Joined: 15 May 2013
Posts: 4
Location: Vientiane

PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know someone who worked there briefly (no one's fault, she had to leave for family reasons) - apparently it wasn't great, but it wasn't the pits either. Just average.
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Janiny



Joined: 31 May 2008
Posts: 169

PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I Can Read" is notorious for firing people just before their three-month probation period is finished. Because if you pass that, they have to start paying you more money (as per the written agreement). And apparently they find it cheaper to just keep hiring fresh personnel.

This happened to me, and when I got a job elsewhere in Singapore, I met another such person. I was going to tell her my story when she put her hand up to stop me so that she could tell it herself. it happened to her, and a few others she knows, and many people that they know.

If you want to find yourself at loose ends and jobless in Singapore two and a half month's after your arrival, then please, go ahead and sign a one-year (hah hah) contract with 'I Can Read'.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 377

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

I can read....YOUR FIRED! That is why they are always advertising for new warm bodies in the classroom aka EFL teachers on Daves...don't work for this place it is a nightmare on Singapore street! I did a big mistake years ago applying to them for work too. Shocked
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