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Prosen International, Shenzhen

 
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Prosen International, Shenzhen Reply with quote

Prosen International in Shenzhen is a school well worth flagging up.

It's one of those schools where the teachers are subject to the ever changing and increasingly eccentric whims of the highly confrontational owner.

If you have any self respect and consider yourself in any way to be a professional teacher, or even if you are just a backpacker passing through who feels entitled to be treated as a person, rather than school property, then give this place a miss.

With hundreds of schools to choose from in Shenzhen, do yourself a favour, and don't choose this one.

However, if you like being regularly called up on your day off and ordered to attend impromptu staff meetings about nothing. Then this is for you.

If you like turning up for work and getting dressed up in ridiculous clothes (without warning) and then find yourself being forced to dance about in shopping centres (regardless of your age or your genuine consent) for the benefit of the gawping and mocking locals. Then this is for you.

If you like to consider yourself to be more of a performing monkey than a human being. Then this is for you.

If you like constant in-class scrutiny and criticism from parents sitting at the back (who claim you are boring, which probably has something to do with the fact they can't understand a word you're saying) or from the owner and his assistants who will regularly observe you unannounced. Then this is for you.

If you like sitting on standby waiting all day to do a demo class for any small child and his/her parents who happen to wander into the school, and then find yourself being heavily criticised by the school owner and his assistant if said parents fail to sign the child up for classes on the spot. Then this is for you.

If you like getting paid late. Then this is for you.

If you like the fact that the school has so few students it could fold before next payday. Then this is for you.

If you like working for aggressive local management. Then this is for you.

In my opinion, masochists only need apply.

The school currently has a total teaching staff of three. All of whom are on the verge of leaving.

Should you see a job advertisement for this place in the near future......take my advice.....and don't take the bait.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: Prosen International, Shenzhen Reply with quote

the lowlander wrote:
If you like turning up for work and getting dressed up in ridiculous clothes (without warning) and then find yourself being forced to dance about in shopping centres (regardless of your age or your genuine consent) for the benefit of the gawping and mocking locals. Then this is for you.


This Arrow Mad

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: Prosen International, Shenzhen Reply with quote

the lowlander wrote:
If you like turning up for work and getting dressed up in ridiculous clothes (without warning) and then find yourself being forced to dance about in shopping centres (regardless of your age or your genuine consent) for the benefit of the gawping and mocking locals. Then this is for you.


This Arrow Mad

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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maxand



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Prosen International, Shenzhen Reply with quote

the lowlander wrote:
Prosen International in Shenzhen is a school well worth flagging up.

It's one of those schools where the teachers are subject to the ever changing and increasingly eccentric whims of the highly confrontational owner.

If you have any self respect and consider yourself in any way to be a professional teacher, or even if you are just a backpacker passing through who feels entitled to be treated as a person, rather than school property, then give this place a miss.

With hundreds of schools to choose from in Shenzhen, do yourself a favour, and don't choose this one.

However, if you like being regularly called up on your day off and ordered to attend impromptu staff meetings about nothing. Then this is for you.

If you like turning up for work and getting dressed up in ridiculous clothes (without warning) and then find yourself being forced to dance about in shopping centres (regardless of your age or your genuine consent) for the benefit of the gawping and mocking locals. Then this is for you.

If you like to consider yourself to be more of a performing monkey than a human being. Then this is for you.

If you like constant in-class scrutiny and criticism from parents sitting at the back (who claim you are boring, which probably has something to do with the fact they can't understand a word you're saying) or from the owner and his assistants who will regularly observe you unannounced. Then this is for you.

If you like sitting on standby waiting all day to do a demo class for any small child and his/her parents who happen to wander into the school, and then find yourself being heavily criticised by the school owner and his assistant if said parents fail to sign the child up for classes on the spot. Then this is for you.

If you like getting paid late. Then this is for you.

If you like the fact that the school has so few students it could fold before next payday. Then this is for you.

If you like working for aggressive local management. Then this is for you.

In my opinion, masochists only need apply.

The school currently has a total teaching staff of three. All of whom are on the verge of leaving.

Should you see a job advertisement for this place in the near future......take my advice.....and don't take the bait.


.....you might be a redneck Laughing
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm definitely not a redneck.......but I must surely be a blockhead for getting involved with Prosen!! Embarassed

All of the warning signs were there from the beginning, but I foolishly ignored them to my cost.

Don't make the same mistake!!
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should also mention that Prosen's promotional blurb regarding "multi-layered education".........including many such topics as "leadership" and "ethics" etc etc etc..... is complete and utter nonsense......they conduct no such courses.

The only courses on offer are sub-standard Mickey Mouse "English" courses, and that's it.

There's nothing else on offer.

Prosen is yet another cloned language school with NO fresh ideas, NO idea about education, NO respect for the intelligence of its local client base, absolutely NO respect for its (3) foreign staff.......and almost NO students.

Prosen has been on the go for one year now, but it will be lucky to see another.
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the lowlander



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prosen are currently advertising once again for yet another DoS.

IMMEDIATE......

Right, ask yourself why.

Do yourself a BIG favour, and don't relocate (from anywhere other than just around the corner) to take a trial run at this job.
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