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Kirkpatrick



Joined: 27 Feb 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:45 pm    Post subject: Finding work !!! How much time needed? Reply with quote

I am currently in Turkey and am hoping to get the Hell out of here before summer of 2011 hits.. I have a Degree and TESOL cert. with over 15 years experience... I am really getting sick of it over here and am looking for a change...How long do you guys think it would take me to find work in say June 2011?? Also, do you think if I arriev with only a couple thousand bucks would that be enough?? In Turkey it is near to impossible to save anything... Thoughts!!
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Steinmann



Joined: 17 Mar 2009
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Location: In the frozen north

PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weren't you the one who was trying to get out of China some time ago? I thought landing in Turkey was just what you wanted.

That being said, I'd like to know the answer to this question, too.
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Kirkpatrick



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I am the guy that wanted to get out of China about 2 years ago. I am want ing to come to cambodia because the pay is low low here in Turkey.. I can make the same money in Cambodia with a cost of living of half..
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Steinmann



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They pay that poorly in Turkey? Wow. I thought it was better than that.

I've got my eye on Cambodia, too. Looks pretty laid back, if not quite the place to make one's fortune.
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Skyblue2



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It could be days or weeks. I've known some people working PT (1-2 hrs per day) at a school, requesting more hours every term, and not getting them after 2 years. Yet a younger looking guy with a big bright shiny smile walks in and gets a FT job without any hassle.

Many people start PT, work at multiple places, and then consolidate when possible. Most people don't earn much more than $1,000 per month for 25 hours of teaching a week. Then there are lots of public holidays, and school holidays, which are usually unpaid. It's hard to save.
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Kirkpatrick



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same story as Turkey.. at least in Cambodia you get a business visa and you don't piss away cash on visa runs...
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Steinmann



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yo Kirkpatrick - where you at now? Did you make it out of Turkey?
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bumblebee65



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure a few of us would be interested to hear from anyone regarding the current situation finding work in Cambodia. Personally I plan to arrive in late November/early December in Phnom Penh. I have a Degree, TEFL cert and 11 years teaching experience. Hope I can find something half decent pretty quickly. Any updates? Cheers all.
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Kirkpatrick



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still in Turkey;);) Just went through one of those friends with benefits relationships. Still looking at Laos or Cambodia if and when I get a couple grand together.
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Timberdan



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wouldn't s.korea or taiwan be better then Cambodia if you want to save money. Don't get me wrong, I liked Cambodia and would like to teach there myself one day, but as far as i'm aware, there isn't much money to be made there. I teach in Taiwan and I find it incredibly easy to save money.
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Kirkpatrick



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of burned those bridges... So thats not an option. Also, I have lived in both places for around 5 years each and am burned out with both cultures.
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Steinmann



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Kirkpatrick - you still out there?

Where are you now? Don't tell me you're still in Turkey. Or have you made it to Cambodia?
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voltaire



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steinmann wrote:
Hey Kirkpatrick - you still out there?

Where are you now? Don't tell me you're still in Turkey. Or have you made it to Cambodia?


Hi there. I am not Mr. Kurtz, I mean, Mr. Kirkpatrick, but I am interested in his original question. How long does it take to get work in Cambodia? (I have good qualifications, no worries there) Thanks.
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