User profile: garyclark

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  • RegisteredJune 6, 2008
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  • RegisteredJune 6, 2008

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Forums > Food & Drink > Xinjiang food?

there is a really good Xinjiang restaurant around the intersection of Baiyun Lu and Bailong Lu, in the east of the city. Can't remember exactly where, but I am 99% sure it's here


Basically if you are around a Walmart and KfC you are not too far away

Forums > Living in Kunming > Shane English School - Is it a good place to work?

Having worked there for seven years, I feel that I have something to offer on this. I would agree with giraffe 25. It is never going to win employer of the year, but then again you are working for a Franchise English School in China - what do you expect. However, it is by no means a disaster area where the boss is deliberately out to rip you off or mess you around.

I was DOS for 3 years, and I can say, hand on heart, that everyone got paid on time, were paid what was agreed and their visas were up to date and legitimate.

Of course you can get more going freelance, but you trade slightly higher fees for losing fringe benefits like holidays, health insurance and bonuses. Also you don't have to go looking for students.

Of course it's a business, and some business decisions will always take precedent over academic issues, which is hard to understand sometimes.yet I would challenge anyone to give an example of a school in any sector that isn't concerned about money/business in some respect.

And finally I would like to say that the teaching staff at Shane are without doubt the bet set of teachers and people in the City, and despite moving on - Like Sean I still have a lot of love for the school and staff. Ok the place is not 100% heaven, but trust me you could do a lot, lot worse.


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