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Mr. Scone



Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Minimum age requirement? Reply with quote

Hey there guys,

I've been applying for a few ESL jobs in Indonesia, going through interviews and the like when one of them (WSI) emailed me back saying "we're sorry but government regulations require you to be 25 years or older to fill this position" and now I'm a little worried.

None of the other positions have brought it up and we've gone further than exchanging emails but I'm wondering if they missed the DoB somehow. I can't find anything online about an age requirement to work in Indonesia but I'm still a little nervous; I'm at the stage where I'm looking at airfares and I'd rather not be left in the lurch.

thanks in advance,
scone
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Gajah Oling



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
Posts: 61
Location: Jawa

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be the law, but there are people here under 25 on work visas. Like all the other requirements, rules are enforced differently in different places upon different schools. Ask the other schools you're applying to, should they offer you a job, if being under 25 will present a problem with getting a visa.
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drandreasbrown



Joined: 06 Nov 2008
Posts: 34

PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oling is on the money, there are laws here, but how and when they are enforced, and which ones, depends on lots of things. Some schools will care about one issue, others won't. Basically, and I'm sure you know this, but I'll say it just in case- be upfront about what you expect the school to do, get it assured by both a local and expat staff member, and email other teachers currently at the school and see if they had any issues.

Despite some of the awful stories you may read, I've been here on and off since 2005 and from my experience schools are really just interested in getting a decent teacher, and won't purposely mess you about.
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