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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: INSTITUTION IN SAUDI Reply with quote

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To whom it may concern:

As a current employee of (Company name removed) in Saudi Arabia, I warn all those interested in teaching with this company and tell you that it is a complete sham.

Furthermore, please be cautious of any and all communication with a woman named (Name removed). She is based out of the United States and recruits for (Name removed)

(Name removed) is directed by (Name removed) and is a subsidiary of (Company name removed).

The promises and conditions made to me by (Name removed) during interview never came to fruition. The work hours are horrible, our passports have been confiscated, and there is absolutely no support in terms of curriculum or resources. Teachers have been deported due to visa mismanagement on the part of (Name removed) and we are essentially allotted no vacation time. (Name removed) is currently in litigation with a teacher who is claiming that his rights were abused.

The direction of the English program under (Name removed) has been abysmal. The company has no experience in education or personnel management.

I urge you to look elsewhere for your overseas ventures.

Please contact the poster for further details
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St. George

Joined: 06 Oct 2004
Posts: 110
Location: Ex Libya

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:34 am    Post subject: NORMAL Reply with quote

It is quite normal, in Saudi, for institutions to know nothing about teaching, apart from their own experiences as a pupil.

It is also normal for them to keep your passport because so many expats have done a 'runner', never to return.

I'm afraid you are expected to prepare everything yourself and then justify it to them.

Your conditions of service are stated in your contract and so, whatever it says in there about your vacation must apply.

If you take them to court, you are not going to get anywhere, for a long time,

Therefore, what does your contract say regarding termination of contract?

You need someone in authority to fight your corner and the most powerful man is the Director. Go to see him about your Conditions of Service. If you don't get anywhere with him, then go to the Director of the holding Company. Usually the Director is a reasonable man.

Best of luck
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