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Bad points about big English schools in Japan?

Know good/bad points about working at a big Eikaiwa school such as Geos, Nova, Aeon, ECC, etc in Japan.

Bad points I've heard:

Nova--Share a place with a room mate. No prep time, just teach and wing it. Lots of classes. Lots of paper work to be done in between classes.

Geos--Slow to change, they don't even have computerized attendance sheet as of July 25th 2006. They also jam as many classes as they can in a schedule for tha $$$. Sometimes the teacher will prep at home to be on time for the next day's classes right at 12pm when the day starts.

Aeon--foreigners are all equal and none can speak or are able to learn how to read road signs, which means no car and no driving whatsoever because it's dangerous. But they will make you go to work and send you home in a typhoon though. They also try to control your outside life as well.

ECC--split days off, eg Tues and Fri off.
ALSO, you start at 9am-12pm, 3 hr break, 4pm to 9pm.

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