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#16 Feb 9th, 2011, 18:18
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if its 25,000 per motnh thn its good enough to survive.
if its 25000 per year than, dude you will ahve to survice only on rice water :P.
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Originally Posted by poppet1 View Post Ok so if 25,000 rupees is more realistic, is it enough to live on if my accomodation is provided?
I know I sound clueless regarding this, I am. I am waiting for them to clarify!! and waiting and waiting!!!
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I think it would depend on the kind of lifestyle you live.... in my opinion 25000 + accomodation is managable for 1 person...
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Originally Posted by poppet1 View Post Hi candycane girl, No it is a british curriculum school that has hired me. I am a primary teacher and am from the UK, I am just working in the international school in Madrid at the moment.
Will defo not be going until contracts are signed!
What is your profession?
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Wow that's very interesting - in my experience it's very hard to find paid work as a teacher in India (as a foreigner). Will they arrange a work visa for you? Even if it is 25,000 per month (closer to a regular teacher's salary), if accomodation is provided that seems reasonable.

I'm a fulltime preschool teacher right now in Sweden, but have taught 1st and 4th grade also (and ESL courses to all ages). Would love to be able to move to India and work if I could find a position - how did you hear about this job?
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Originally Posted by poppet1 View Post Ok so if 25,000 rupees is more realistic, is it enough to live on if my accomodation is provided?
I know I sound clueless regarding this, I am. I am waiting for them to clarify!! and waiting and waiting!!!
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Since you mentioned its going to have British Curriculum, then the school is more likely to be an International one. INR 25,000 is almost the salary paid to a teacher of a Domestic school and they RARELY employ foreign teachers, let alone providing accommodation and so cast out the chances of being it a domestic school.

Fees of International Schools in Mumbai are wicked, they charge somewhere in between INR 25,000 to 50,000 and more p.m. One also has to pay INR 50,000-200,000 non-refundable admission fee sometimes .. more often.
Take for e.g., Ecole Mondiale in Mumbai, they charge INR 800,000+ annually from students K - 12.

So yeah, just one 'student' would cover all your annual salary and add one more and they'd have enough juices to set you off with a decent accommodation in Mumbai.
So in all fair likelihood, its probably USD 25,000 that they are gonna pay you.


But you mentioned its a newly setup school, and if it happens to be a completely new venture and doesn't have any form of internationally recognizable branches/linkages and some serious infrastructure and amenities, people would give a lot of second and third thoughts before they unload their truck full of money on admission fees.
So as a startup (if it is, more likely seems so) there'd be a lot of troubles and turmoil initially before they get their businesses right and if their VC funded money dries in the process(I wish not) they'd need some radically clever business strategies to take them through. Education is the biggest business in India, but not everyone gets it big(All this ramblings , so you could get another view in this discussion and your decision)



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Originally Posted by candycanegirl View Post Wow that's very interesting - in my experience it's very hard to find paid work as a teacher in India (as a foreigner). Will they arrange a work visa for you? Even if it is 25,000 per month (closer to a regular teacher's salary), if accomodation is provided that seems reasonable.

I'm a fulltime preschool teacher right now in Sweden, but have taught 1st and 4th grade also (and ESL courses to all ages). Would love to be able to move to India and work if I could find a position - how did you hear about this job?
There is a preschool in bangalore called as kara for kids, this school is started by a foreigner, I think the founder lives in UK, but her photo is all over the school wall when I went to get a admission for my son, the school's fee for a preschooler was so high we decided not to go, so you do have schools started by foreigners running in india. May you can try with such schools.
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For anyone who is interested the school emailed my terms and conditions this morning and I quote "you will be paid salary on par with other teachers in India with which you would be able to meet all your expenses after deduction of taxes" What on earth is that supposed to mean???Then it says at the end of each year I will be paid a bonus of about $25000 at the end of each year!! Why canīt they just tell me how much my salary is ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
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If the Dollar sign before the 25000 is for real, I would take it. Or is it because we don't have a INR key yet.
Whatever salary (which they claim to be enough to meet expenses), plus that bonus. Wow.

Seriously, you need to tell them, this ambiguity is not the way to deal with someone, when he is traveling the seven seas so to speak to take this up.
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No it says dollars!! I know they are being rather ridiculous now but I am beginning to see the funny side now rather than stressing, just laughed when I read it, better than crying!!!
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You should better plan for a exit strategy if things don't work out for you, be careful of school authorities in india, they are more business oriented than service, most of the schools get permission on the vision on being non profit, but are extremely profit oriented, pay bad salaries to teachers, get lot of money from parents, all they care about is bottom line on the profit they make. Sorry I am little pissed off with the schools in India, after going through a bunch of schools for my son's admission, and the amount they charge is ridiculous. A school quoted 2 lakns for a year for a preschooler, are they going to teach calculus to 3 year old .
Last edited by Iluvblr; Feb 11th, 2011 at 12:19.. Reason: india school cares only about profit. where is the service mentality.
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Originally Posted by Iluvblr View Post You should better plan for a exit strategy if things don't work out for you, be careful of school authorities in india, they are more business oriented than service, most of the schools get permission on the vision on being non profit, but are extremely profit oriented, pay bad salaries to teachers, get lot of money from parents, all they care about is bottom line on the profit they make. Sorry I am little pissed off with the schools in India, after going through a bunch of schools for my son's admission, and the amount they charge is ridiculous. A school quoted 2 lakns for a year for a preschooler, are they going to teach calculus to 3 year old .
Its' all about contacts, a school which has high fees usualy has the kids of VIPs. A close relative of mine runs a school in Mumbai, and when I had a few problems with the airport authorties, she just visited a few parents and my problem were solved.
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Originally Posted by poppet1 View Post For anyone who is interested the school emailed my terms and conditions this morning and I quote "you will be paid salary on par with other teachers in India with which you would be able to meet all your expenses after deduction of taxes" What on earth is that supposed to mean???Then it says at the end of each year I will be paid a bonus of about $25000 at the end of each year!! Why canīt they just tell me how much my salary is ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!
A "salary on par with other teachers in India" could be two or three thousand. Rupees.

A friend of my wife's gets 4,500, but she is not qualified. Mrs N says that qualified, experienced, primary school teachers get ten to fifteen thousand Rs. Qualified senior teachers could get 15,000 to 25,000 Rs.. These rates are according to her knowledge of Chennai.

Bear in mind that, unless dealing with an international company, they are unlikely to think in any currency other than their own.
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Poppet - may I ask how you discovered the job?

Also, I would definitely get in touch and say you need a clear indication of what your annual salary will be, and in turn what the monthly pay will be - this 'bonus' could be thrown into the mix simply to meet the needs of the E Visa (as $25,000 dollars is now the minimum foreigners can earn etc)

Definitely get further clarity!

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There is an annoying and confusing habit of referring to rupees as "bucks," which I put down to the fashion of American influence, but I never heard "dollars" to mean rupees.
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Originally Posted by narendra.d View Post 25000 INR/Month in Mumbai is not enough or just about bare minimum to get along.
Given that accomodation is provided, why is Rs. 25K/month such a pittance in Mumbai (as opposed to other places)?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I find it hard to believe that any teacher in any school in India would earn nearly 1 lakh rupees a month --- not even in one of the posh international schools that charges the parents really, really crazy fees. Rs25,000 a month, on the other hand, sounds realistic. Of course, I know nothing about Mumbai.
This can be true in case of Mumbai. Have seen some teachers of a famous international school who are getting approx 1-2 lakh rupees per month salary alongwith accomodation in a posh area. May be poppet is recruited by one of these school.
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