ThirdView wrote:Who has succeeded Max? Did Karl or Arthur issue an official version of his demotion? Were they able to fill their quota of foreign teachers this semester in spite of Internet activity over the summer? Did the newcomers catch wind of this string? Did the newcomers in Program B watch the meltdown video? Did they read my blog? Did any newcomers confront Max or Karl about any of this? How many FT are leaving at the end of this term? Are they still trying to withhold the February pay? Are Karl's superiors aware of how much damage he and Max have done to the school's reputation? Are the stories of increased paperwork true? If so, exactly what are the new requirements? What's the reaction to these new requirements?
In an attempt to answer some of your many questions, to the best of my knowledge:
I believe there has been no successor to Max yet as program B director.
No official version of his demise as director. It seems that he resigned and nobody is really sure of what happened or why. I don't think anyone really cares.
If you have read some of the previous recent posts here; of course, they came up short in recruiting new FTs for this past term. They are scraping the barrel as usual and as they are always desperate to hire enough FTs each term. They have overloaded classes this term and many FTs are doing OT (whether they want to or not).
I think that most foreigners who have followed any of the PZ threads, have most likely stayed away. As far as newcomers who have followed your blog and who have viewed the meltdown video is anybody's guess. And, if they have, why would they confront Max or Karl about it?
It seems that several FTs are leaving at the end of this term and of the ones staying until June, many have alluded to this being their last year there. The place has become an unbearable work environment. Much worse than ever before.
I have recently heard that FAO will withhold the February pay again. but I'm not sure until when. I just received the news the other day. Yes, they are up to their 'old tricks' again. Always changing the rules to suit their needs.
Do you really think Karl's superiors are concerned with his actions? Karl is protected by his superior! Don't you get it? The PZ admin have basically hijacked the college from the board of directors. Have you been following this thread?
Yes, there has been an absurd increase in senseless paperwork. Also, Arthur has demanded that every FT submit a formatted resume to him. Some think he is selling them to agents recruiting foreign teachers. This could be true since it appears PZ is losing many FTs and will be most likely getting rid of any FTs who have been there a while. That would seem to be their way to try and stop the internet forums concerning their wrong doings. Kind of an "out of sight, out of mind" approach.
Does it matter what the exact requirements are now? The reaction is a lot of disgruntling FTs but they do what they have to do in their own ways to deal with it. But I'm sure it is a reason why many FTs will not return again after their contract is completed (both new and veteran FTs). Of course, there are always the FTs there who will just bend over and take it; doing whatever is asked of them in order the keep the job.