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chophouse - 2016-03-16
In response to Re AVOID VipKids (Al)

They seem to really be full of themselves at VIP. I went through the interview process about three months ago. In addition to there being inherent problems with Chinese ISPs, VIP's software was not working properly (mouse control problems), and they wouldn't even acknowledge it. The videos were almost pathetic. "Kiss a doll"...perhaps the worst teaching video that I have seen. I am also quite suspicious that they are using all these "practicums" for their own financial gains. They seem to have a specific idea of who they want, but they want come out and say it. I think that is why you are getting reports from people, like myself, who have been declined, but have many years experience in this area. I'm early 50s, and could pass as under 45...I'm not claiming to be the best teacher, but I'm a lot better than acceptable, and also have a degree from a highly competitive university in Virginia. I've been told many times, that my voice was excellent for teaching, and that applied to ESL/EFL, too.

Many of their teachers are involved in the recruiting process, as they have many ads on FB teaching groups. I don't think many of them have even received their first paycheck. The pyramid aspects have come to mind. I just got a bad feeling, and don't feel that they are being "straight up." Constructive criticism is fine, but to nitpick small details with me on things that have never been an issue in twenty years of licensure; annoys the shite out of me. Strangely enough, they contacted me last week, asking me to re-apply.

I live in Thailand, so it could have been a good fit for me, and unlike the younger backpacker crowd that they hire; I don't have visa troubles, and even own my own home here.

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Re AVOID VipKids -- Grammar -- 2017-10-08
Re AVOID VipKids -- Chad P -- 2017-08-28
Re AVOID VipKids -- Anonymous Teacher -- 2017-09-05
Re AVOID VipKids -- Seth -- 2017-05-17
Re AVOID VipKids -- Stacy -- 2017-11-11
Re AVOID VipKids -- Tess -- 2017-06-12
Re AVOID VipKids -- Strange Interview -- 2017-09-15
Re AVOID VipKids -- Mum's Troll -- 2017-09-16
Re AVOID VipKids -- VIPKID Teachers Union -- 2017-10-25
Re AVOID VipKids -- Concerned FT -- 2017-10-26
Re AVOID VipKids -- current-each- -- 2017-11-09
(Message Deleted by Poster) -- Anonymous Teacher -- 2017-09-05
Re: Re AVOID VipKids AKA eslauthority.com -- Pissed -- 2017-09-05
Re: Re AVOID VipKids AKA eslauthority.com -- Anonymous Teacher -- 2017-09-05
Re AVOID VipKids -- Michelle -- 2017-07-17
Re AVOID VipKids -- Chophouse -- 2017-06-27
Re AVOID VipKids -- Poster -- 2017-06-16
Re AVOID VipKids -- T.D. -- 2017-05-19
Re AVOID VipKids -- Bob -- 2017-05-18
Re AVOID VipKids -- jingin -- 2017-05-12
Re AVOID VipKids -- Pissedoff -- 2017-08-26
Re AVOID VipKids -- Chadderton Pride -- 2017-08-27
Re AVOID VipKids -- Vic -- 2017-05-10
Re AVOID VipKids -- FTinPRC -- 2017-05-11
Re AVOID VipKids -- Sam -- 2017-01-25
Re AVOID VipKids -- Master Blaster -- 2017-06-16
Re AVOID VipKids -- languagelady -- 2017-04-05
Re AVOID VipKids -- chophouse -- 2017-02-05
checks in the mail -- Trump diplomacy -- 2017-02-05
Re checks in the mail -- Great Online Teacher -- 2017-09-08
Re checks in the mail -- CSH -- 2017-09-09
Re checks in the mail -- Silverboy -- 2017-09-08
Re checks in the mail -- chophouse -- 2017-02-09
Re AVOID VipKids - checks in the mail -- Denise -- 2017-02-24
Re AVOID VipKids -- Dawn -- 2016-09-06
Re AVOID VipKids -- Vanessa -- 2016-07-14
Re: Re AVOID VipKids -- Been There -- 2016-08-02
Re AVOID VipKids -- Kevin -- 2016-04-19
Re AVOID VipKids -- Al -- 2016-03-02
Re AVOID VipKids -- J Bob -- 2017-07-06
Re AVOID VipKids -- Chophouse -- 2017-07-09
Re AVOID VipKids -- frustratedvipkidapplicant -- 2017-07-17
Re AVOID VipKids -- Anonymous -- 2017-04-22
Re AVOID VipKids -- Melody -- 2017-07-20
Re AVOID VipKids -- Meg -- 2016-05-04
Re AVOID VipKids -- Degreeconcerns -- 2017-08-30
Re AVOID VipKids -- chophouse -- 2016-03-29
Re AVOID VipKids -- chophouse -- 2016-03-16
Re AVOID VipKids -- Dawn lucas -- 2017-04-27
Re AVOID VipKids -- Sara M. -- 2016-03-02
Re AVOID VipKids -- Justrejectedbyvipkid -- 2017-03-24
Re: Re AVOID VipKids -- Pagodorette -- 2017-03-26
Re AVOID VipKids -- Jennifer -- 2016-03-02
Re AVOID VipKids -- Anonymous -- 2017-05-21
Re AVOID VipKids -- MSA -- 2016-05-12
Re AVOID VipKids -- Extraordinarykim -- 2016-05-13
Re AVOID VipKids -- MSA -- 2016-05-20
Re AVOID VipKids -- Extraordinarykim -- 2016-05-20
Re AVOID VipKids -- rebekah -- 2017-07-21
Re AVOID VipKids -- edz -- 2017-07-31
Re AVOID VipKids -- whitvolt -- 2016-03-02
Re AVOID VipKids -- Sally -- 2016-02-14
Re AVOID VipKids -- Diana -- 2015-12-29
Re AVOID VipKids -- Raman Noodle Warrior -- 2015-12-31
Re AVOID VipKids -- Drea -- 2015-11-29
Re AVOID VipKids -- Paula -- 2017-06-03
Re AVOID VipKids -- Daniel -- 2017-08-29
Re AVOID VipKids -- Breann -- 2017-09-05
Re AVOID VipKids-51 talk -- [Poster] -- 2017-09-06
Re AVOID VipKids-51 talk -- Great Online Teacher -- 2017-09-08
Re AVOID VipKids-51 talk -- Gonzo -- 2017-09-08
Re AVOID VipKids -- tinuviel -- 2017-06-09
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