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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTraveller View Post
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    It isn't my dream job. I did do some Saudi students in Dallas last year. They were better than I ever expected except for my ignorance about how very touchy they are about their woman .. I couldn't even hand them things, like work sheets.
    Why not go to Saudi then? They are hiring all the time, both men and women.

    I am possibly going to teach in Abu Dhabi this year or next year.
    Before or after Thailand?

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    All things being equal - which they never are - I think I like the Afghans better than the Saudis.

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    What's the agency called?

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    Yo mama.

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    Interesting name for an agency.

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    Do I seem like someone new to Internet forums?

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    Take the job CT. Don't worry about all the talk of getting shot at or stepping on any IEDs. You will be just fine.......

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    Well I'm not so worried about danger, maybe I should be.

    I'd be more concerned about the agency not living up to their word. The ol' bait and switch is still alive and well in Thailand. Can't see any reason why it wouldn't be elsewhere. Got this today:

    Jonathan,



    Here is the Contingent Offer Letter. By signing this letter, you are allowing us to use your skills and qualifications in our proposal effort. In return, should we win, we will make a firm offer of employment to you. This COL does not bind you into accepting that offer, if you have changed your mind by then, but it does give you the chance to say yes/no before we recruit from the general public. You will notice that this COL lists a base salary of $70,000. The key phrase is “base salary”. With uplifts, the total compensation is coming out to right at $104,988. For proposal purposes, we can only list the base pay. When we win and issue you a firm offer letter, it will detail the total compensation.



    If you have any questions, please let me know! Otherwise, once you have signed the COL, please either scan/email or fax it back to me at (xxx) xxx-xxxx. If you chose to fax it, please let me know as we have a shared fax machine.



    When you get a chance, can you send me an updated resume? I’ve attached the one that I have for your reference.



    Thank You,

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    Hmmmmm,

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    ^^
    Ask them how many days a week you have to work for your "base salary." If there is nothing to bind you, go ahead and sign, you can always change your mind later if it does not sound right.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Hmmmmm,
    ditto

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    And does the calculation of the 'compensation' include housing, insurance etc?

    In other words the cash only comes out to 70K?

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    And for proposal services we only list base pay on your COL, ? Why can't they list base salary and the extras? Sounds fishy to me.

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    ^
    Good point.

    It sounds like travel, housing and food would be included. How about utilities, telephone and travel from work to your housing? What kind of compound do they have, and is it guarded? Have them send some pics of the area, if they can along with housing pics.

    Just a couple of things I would want to know before making a final decision.

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    I figure being an USAF base or facsimile, transportation, meals and housing is a given. The first job they proposed in Saudi came with photos of the housing complex. It looked pretty deluxe. But you never know. Shit, a few months pay would do me just fine, unless there's a non-completion clause.

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    Lucky bastard. Some people get all the great opportunities.

    Do keep in touch, and let us know if you get blown up so someone can start a RIP thread.

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    Tell you what, I'll email you my mom's telephone number. That way you could call her every day or so. I'd be proud to have you as a pall-bearer.

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    You didn't get offered a job- they have no jobs to offer at this point- they are simply bidding on a contract and would like to have as many teachers on their potential roster as possible to give them an air of legitimacy- you obviously are willing to respond to emails, which means you would most likely positively reply to any possible inquiries from the US government when they vet the various bidders- at the moment they are hoping you can be of service for free in that regard.

    You may as well make a non-binding tentative committal to their 'offer' as you have nothing to lose- things could go your way- as you already realize, though, money talks and bullshit walks...
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.
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    All, I've done the military support stuff; Saudi, Baghdad...and have prepared contract proposals for Afghanistan as well.

    Can't think of anyone else on TD that has more MS support work than I do, so feel free to ask about contracts you see, have been offered or are looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterStretch View Post
    All, I've done the military support stuff; Saudi, Baghdad...and have prepared contract proposals for Afghanistan as well.

    Can't think of anyone else on TD that has more MS support work than I do, so feel free to ask about contracts you see, have been offered or are looking at.
    Mister Stretch,

    1. Do you have an MA EFL, DELTA, or PGCE? I assume that is how you got those gigs.

    2. What does "MS" mean?

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    Depending on what FOB they put you at bears directly on how safe it is. and yes all your needs will be taken care of food, accommodations, and depending on the place it may have a PX.

    I spent 5 yrs there going to some of the most remote places most could only helo in at night due to sniper/rpg/recoilless fire.

    No teachers in those places.

    And Base salary does not include what we call uplift. mine was almost as much as my salary.

    If you have any questions PM me

    People use to ask me what is was like my response was it is like prison in reverse trying to keep the bad people out and the good people in.

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