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bluetortilla



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's the cameras in every common room of the house, which the HQ uses to keep an eye on us, but in the teacher bedrooms, there's only a mic. Not too bad, esp. since they like to record every class we teach, we also must sign out and sign back in, whenever we leave the "Big Brother House" but it's really just for our safety, not to keep track of us.



Cool


EE Gads. Maybe I should go back to my original 'Plan B' Laos plan after all!

So teachers working in Myanmar often get stuck in dorms with mics and cameras? And have to sign in and out?
Of course it is a bit rhetorical as mics and cameras are everywhere now. What a work is man!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Prof.Gringo wrote:


It's the cameras in every common room of the house, which the HQ uses to keep an eye on us, but in the teacher bedrooms, there's only a mic. Not too bad, esp. since they like to record every class we teach, we also must sign out and sign back in, whenever we leave the "Big Brother House" but it's really just for our safety, not to keep track of us.



Cool


Wait. We're talking about ILBC right? I do presume there are other places to work???
With a lot more freedom?? ^?^
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: On the Road to Mandalay Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5HFVo7KmaA

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Brother is watching your every move! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EFL Educator wrote:
Big Brother is watching your every move! Laughing Laughing


I take it you're trying to discourage English teachers from heading to Myanmar... : D
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="bluetortilla"]
bluetortilla wrote:
Prof.Gringo wrote:


It's the cameras in every common room of the house, which the HQ uses to keep an eye on us, but in the teacher bedrooms, there's only a mic. Not too bad, esp. since they like to record every class we teach, we also must sign out and sign back in, whenever we leave the "Big Brother House" but it's really just for our safety, not to keep track of us.



Cool


Wait. We're talking about ILBC right? I do presume there are other places to work???
With a lot more freedom?? ^?^


Do you actually think expats would live in a house like that?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bentanddisfunctional wrote:
I'm sure the Professor would post some feedback from Manadaly but the internet doesn't work again...... Rolling Eyes


UPDATE:

Hunter's the EXPAT bar & grub joint is CLOSED till further notice.

The horror!

Now, WHERE will all the expats from ILBC go to drink, complain about their life and throw away all their salary? Rolling Eyes

So sad, really... But HEY, those SIX DOLLAR sandwiches are still around! Gotta order one myself... cheese, cheap lunch meat, bread... some mayo n' mustard, SIX BUCKS, yes sir, what a deal, order it from the world famous LUNCH BOX today! Rolling Eyes

And it's GREAT, you can show up to work DRUNK everyday, get into a fist-fight with another teacher and still keep ur job, all the while posting complaints on the internet... GREAT LIFESTYLE here FOLKS! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prof.Gringo wrote:
bentanddisfunctional wrote:
I'm sure the Professor would post some feedback from Manadaly but the internet doesn't work again...... Rolling Eyes


UPDATE:

Hunter's the EXPAT bar & grub joint is CLOSED till further notice.

The horror!

Now, WHERE will all the expats from ILBC go to drink, complain about their life and throw away all their salary? Rolling Eyes

So sad, really... But HEY, those SIX DOLLAR sandwiches are still around! Gotta order one myself... cheese, cheap lunch meat, bread... some mayo n' mustard, SIX BUCKS, yes sir, what a deal, order it from the world famous LUNCH BOX today! Rolling Eyes

And it's GREAT, you can show up to work DRUNK everyday, get into a fist-fight with another teacher and still keep ur job, all the while posting complaints on the internet... GREAT LIFESTYLE here FOLKS! Twisted Evil


Now THAT'S the kind of Myanmar charm I've been seeking!
(of course i'll stay with the cruddy 25 cent chapati or whatever is on the street)
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluetortilla wrote:
Prof.Gringo wrote:
bentanddisfunctional wrote:
I'm sure the Professor would post some feedback from Manadaly but the internet doesn't work again...... Rolling Eyes


UPDATE:

Hunter's the EXPAT bar & grub joint is CLOSED till further notice.

The horror!

Now, WHERE will all the expats from ILBC go to drink, complain about their life and throw away all their salary? Rolling Eyes

So sad, really... But HEY, those SIX DOLLAR sandwiches are still around! Gotta order one myself... cheese, cheap lunch meat, bread... some mayo n' mustard, SIX BUCKS, yes sir, what a deal, order it from the world famous LUNCH BOX today! Rolling Eyes

And it's GREAT, you can show up to work DRUNK everyday, get into a fist-fight with another teacher and still keep ur job, all the while posting complaints on the internet... GREAT LIFESTYLE here FOLKS! Twisted Evil


Now THAT'S the kind of Myanmar charm I've been seeking!
(of course i'll stay with the cruddy 25 cent chapati or whatever is on the street)


Yeah, I ate the chapati with rice, veggies, & curry tonight, $1.20USD and I was STUFFED...

Come on OVER, we got a spare room at the Big Brother House, PM me for more details Cool

Bring me a stack of those (in)famous blue tortillas, BTW Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluetortilla wrote:
EFL Educator wrote:
Big Brother is watching your every move! Laughing Laughing


I take it you're trying to discourage English teachers from heading to Myanmar... : D


Not at all, on the contrary, come on over!

There's plenty of work and nothing much to spend your money on, Myanmar is the new frontier, perhaps the last frontier for teaching ESL/EFL in Asia.

Yeah, ILBC is a GREAT school...

The "curriculum" is a joke.

Resources? Sure, try to get photocopies made, you need THREE signatures on a req. form, one of which is from the director...

Internet? Doesn't work, so there's no use in trying.

Discipline? Yeah, the school is a joke and the Ss know it. Your grades/marks are not real, you don't actually give any grading which counts, & again the Ss know this...

A depressing joke of a "school" which is adept at telling lies to recruit teachers from half-way round the world.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluetortilla wrote:
EFL Educator wrote:
Big Brother is watching your every move! Laughing Laughing


I take it you're trying to discourage English teachers from heading to Myanmar... : D


Discourage? Why no, of course not!

It's a great place for sure... Rolling Eyes

Try the dustbowl of Mandalay, or the mosquito infested city of Yangon, it's got it all Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing

what the hell!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The recent Buddhist/Muslim riots have gives one even more incentives!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But Atheist riots are not unheard of....Holly Sh.....! Laughing
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