tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post7389762516958599538..comments2017-08-21T13:40:28.788-05:00Comments on Keeping Pace in Japan: The Truth About AEON: Part ITurnerhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10372867185647178937noreply@blogger.comBlogger18125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-16032686977145928212016-10-27T20:18:06.376-05:002016-10-27T20:18:06.376-05:00I taught for Aeon over 20 years ago. You work. You...I taught for Aeon over 20 years ago. You work. You experience. You will not get rich in terms of money. Ultimately, they provide a service which you fill. I had a good experience. Make of it what you will. If you&#39;re educated and want to have some cultural experience its for you. If you&#39;re looking to submerse yourself in another culture maybe not as you&#39;re always speaking the language rjhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14298156923986611376noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-34737151912328006402016-09-06T07:27:44.030-05:002016-09-06T07:27:44.030-05:00I was wondering how many people AEON sends to Jap...I was wondering how many people AEON sends to Japan each year and if these people stick together or have very different lives. <br /><br />What is the age range of teachers? I am under 25 and I&#39;m getting a feeling that this is not a &quot;young&quot; program. I also have no previous teaching experience, but I thought teaching in Japan would be a great experience.<br /><br />http://Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-39201078016186788032015-09-07T19:42:58.268-05:002015-09-07T19:42:58.268-05:00I taught for AEON in Japan many years ago. I would...I taught for AEON in Japan many years ago. I would not recommend AEON nor the working as a conversational English teacher in general. Of course, there are people who have found happiness doing so, and more power to them. But, I think they are few and far between. If you have a desire to live overseas, and you have the necessary funds, I&#39;d recommend going as a full-time language student. I Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-52779209449233975242013-12-09T00:07:32.667-06:002013-12-09T00:07:32.667-06:00Thank you for your opinion, but based on that comm...<b>Thank you for your opinion, but based on that comment, it&#39;s obvious you didn&#39;t read the full seven pages or understand them.</b>Turnerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10372867185647178937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-75552851403178094812013-12-09T00:04:57.205-06:002013-12-09T00:04:57.205-06:00dude, no offence but i don&#39;t think what ur doi...dude, no offence but i don&#39;t think what ur doing now is how a professional should act (if u are one).<br />1 - You should remember that the company is a multi indutry and multinasional business. Perfection and results are important especially when it comes to training. <br /><br />If you expect them to be totally lenient and happy go lucky like in highschools what for are they spending such aAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-91574628010153178122013-03-12T09:03:03.717-05:002013-03-12T09:03:03.717-05:00I also wanted to add that 5 and a half years later...I also wanted to add that 5 and a half years later when I called AEON in New York to register a complaint they gave me some info that I never knew. They have a policy about dropouts. If you have dropouts, they dont give a renewal. Moreover, THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO MENTION THE AMOUNT OF DROPOUTS OR EVEN THE NAMES OF THE DROPOUTS. The reason why they dont mention this info is &quot;to protect the Andyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02307315571978480589noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-86401102334036657712010-02-01T20:33:51.209-06:002010-02-01T20:33:51.209-06:00I was wondering how many people AEON sends to Japa...I was wondering how many people AEON sends to Japan each year and if these people stick together or have very different lives. <br /><br />What is the age range of teachers? I am under 25 and I&#39;m getting a feeling that this is not a &quot;young&quot; program. I also have no previous teaching experience, but I thought teaching in Japan would be a great experience.<br /><br />Thank you for Elisabethhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12759835840638397504noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-84308943306571650572009-12-14T01:46:14.888-06:002009-12-14T01:46:14.888-06:00Again, I find it interesting you choose to post an...<strong>Again, I find it interesting you choose to post anonymously. Regardless...<br /><br />&quot;The Truth About AEON&quot; is a proper title. These events happened, after all, not just to me, but to people echoing sentiments in the comment of entries I-VII. Check &#39;em out.<br /><br />I wasn&#39;t angry at the company for expecting me to say &quot;ohayou gozaimasu&quot;. Genkiness was aTurnerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10372867185647178937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-25847749534154763502009-12-13T21:57:29.383-06:002009-12-13T21:57:29.383-06:00Hey dude. I&#39;m sorry to hear that you had such ...Hey dude. I&#39;m sorry to hear that you had such a bad time working for Aeon.<br /><br />(Disclaimer: I work for them.)<br /><br />I think you should probably make a bit clearer that you personally had a bad time, partly of your own making (you&#39;ve admitted as much) and that this &quot;Truth About Aeon&quot; title is more like &quot;My bad time at Aeon&quot;.<br /><br />I worked with several Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-9528747215940576842009-08-16T09:03:30.666-05:002009-08-16T09:03:30.666-05:00I worked with AEON for a year and I enjoyed it. I ...I worked with AEON for a year and I enjoyed it. I worked for them from 2002 - 2003 - I was not offered a renewal and I DID NOT KNOW what the reason was until I asked. Supposedly I had dropouts but they never told me how many dropouts I had and I always had the same amount of students in all my classes. Moreover, I worked for two other employers after AEON and they BOTH GAVE ME CONTRACT RENEWALS Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-54446073938665007972009-06-20T10:58:19.569-05:002009-06-20T10:58:19.569-05:00The Japanese manager of my local Aeon resented the...The Japanese manager of my local Aeon resented the foreign teachers. She thought they were intellectually inferior and lazy.foxxycleopatrahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01136612366960563011noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-1957175614620401082007-07-09T04:21:00.000-05:002007-07-09T04:21:00.000-05:00Hi Turner,Thanks for posting this on your blog for...Hi Turner,<BR/><BR/>Thanks for posting this on your blog for others to read. I worked for AEON back in the day ('98-'99) with no prior information, so not only do I think these entries are helpful to those considering coming over and teaching, it was interesting to see some of the differences and similarities in your experiences and mine. A few that pop out:<BR/><BR/>>8. Cultural training.<BR/><Jhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01354615687776497988noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-53314429192802010202007-07-04T18:12:00.000-05:002007-07-04T18:12:00.000-05:00Good to know - any other inconsistences, please te...<B>Good to know - any other inconsistences, please tell me</B>ターナーhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10372867185647178937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-32343700313124583512007-07-04T12:39:00.000-05:002007-07-04T12:39:00.000-05:00Geos also promotes socializing with students outsi...Geos also promotes socializing with students outside of class, so your statement is incorrect. I work for Geos now and teachers often drink with students (over 20).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-82333643698871274682007-07-04T07:18:00.000-05:002007-07-04T07:18:00.000-05:00ECC doesn't pay for airfare (I worked at ECC for t...ECC doesn't pay for airfare (I worked at ECC for three years).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-79879695126744477992007-07-01T01:29:00.000-05:002007-07-01T01:29:00.000-05:00Thanks for answering. One of the reasons I ask the...Thanks for answering. One of the reasons I ask these questions (besides overall curiosity) is that my husband worked for AMVIC which was the predecessor of Aeon and Geos (AMVIC split into those two schools a long time ago) and he didn't work during breaks. In fact, he'd sometimes leave and go wandering around the area or go home (he lived a short distance away from the school).<BR/><BR/>On Sharihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17419851636570519145noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-49777570582549864552007-06-29T03:48:00.000-05:002007-06-29T03:48:00.000-05:00It's kind of a grey area. Technically, I have not...It's kind of a grey area. Technically, I have nothing to lose; if they pursue legal action, I have no money and no possesions, whereas they will be the ones bringing an unjust business practice (censoring employees' freedom of speech) into the light.<BR/><BR/>The 2167 yen/hour is based upon a 255,000 yen/month salary divided into the base 29.5 hour workweek; you bring up a lot of good points I ターナーhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10372867185647178937noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-23906933.post-60576804489150303062007-06-29T00:41:00.000-05:002007-06-29T00:41:00.000-05:00I'm not sure that they can prohibit you from talki...I'm not sure that they can prohibit you from talking about your experience in perpetuity just because you signed a contract with them. I'd be shocked if those terms apply after your contract has expired and I'm guessing there's nothing they could do to you if you did post anything negative aside from sending you nasty notes.<BR/><BR/>I do have a few questions though. You said the salary was ¥2150Sharihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17419851636570519145noreply@blogger.com