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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:30 pm    Post subject: Sanity Certificate Reply with quote

Has anyone in KSA been asked to go to the local Government Hospital for a Psych Test ? Ijust heard of someone at a well-known public university who received this honour !
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find this funny on so many levels... Laughing I wonder what he did to set off this request.

Did he pass?

VS
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear VS,

He's probably absolutely sane - which, in Saudi, would definitely make him weirdly abnormal. Very Happy

Regards,
John
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's very interesting....immediately makes me wonder where I'd fall on the scale. I'd guess probably a bit on the 'wrong' side, whichever one that is!! Shocked
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Kipling



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:31 am    Post subject: Turkeys for Christmas Reply with quote

You should definitely check your contract because, as everyone knows, there ain't no Sanity Clause in the KSA




Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Dr K
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wantok



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be the prof is one of the 25%: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/08/daily-chart-2

http://www.economist.com/node/21560543
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now in ksa



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have psych tests now as part of the recruitment process after a few ppl went a bit loopy Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who is "we"? They haven't been reported here before.

Did you pass? Cool

VS
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear VS,

"Did you pass? "

If he/she is there, he/she must have failed. For, as we all know, you HAVE TO be crazy to go there. Very Happy

Regards,
John
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trapezius



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the psych tests are to keep the sane ones out?! Because we all know, if the sane ones are let in, they might try to introduce the locals to some 'haram' things, such as order, discipline, and work ethic!
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now in ksa



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

veiledsentiments wrote:
Who is "we"? They haven't been reported here before.

Did you pass? Cool

VS


They were brought in after I got the job Razz JECPT
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lcanupp1964



Joined: 12 Dec 2009
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Location: Jeddah, KSA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I went into the JET program in Japan (1991), I had to submit an official statement in my application package written by a psychologist. I was interviewed and given a stress test along with other mental health questionnaires. I passed. Razz

Perhaps the staff at the instructor’s school wants an evaluation in order to “stack the deck” in order to try and get rid of him/her??? Why else do it AFTER the person is here? Just a crazy guess on my part. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lcanupp1964 wrote:
Why else do it AFTER the person is here? Just a crazy guess on my part. Confused

Perhaps the person did something that suggested to his employers that there might be a problem?

VS
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cmp45



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting to compare pre and post KSA.

I think some people lack the ability to censor themselves in different situations...hence this type of test may be of value to weed out those folks that are unable to adjust to different cultural norms.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poor sod DID have a problem. He sought psychiatric help, was taken off teaching and left KSA a few months later "exit only". No benefits despite having been in KSA for some years.
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