Of Gangster Tattoos and the TBI Mafia

What do gangster tattoos and the sheer, comic incompetence of the TBI Mafia have in common? Not much you would think. However, I recently read a review of a book called Codes of the Underworld: How Criminals Communicate which made me reconsider my opinion. I now see that gangster tats and the incompetence of the Lilies…

TBI Now Takes Months to Get Work Visas for Teachers (May 2015)

Well, even for jaded, cynical TBI observers such as ourselves, we are surprised by just how low their fortunes have sunk. In recent weeks they have started once again advertising or teachers on online jobs websites, notably Dave’s ESL Cafe. There are now two successive teachers who have come onto the discussion forum and revealed…

Screen Shot of Dave’s ESL Cafe Revelations about Scott Martin’s ”Grey Area”

In the past few days, a teacher who TBI Malang tried to recruit has come on Dave’s ESL Cafe and alleged that Scott Martin has told him that Indonesian law is ”a grey area” with regards to employing teachers on business consultant visas. In other words, Martin has been caught red-handed lying to potential teachers…

TBI Riau: No Website Updates Since April 2013

Yesterday I wrote that TBI Kelapa Gading was having a ‘Custom Party’- they really meant a costume party, of course- which showed that Anita Pasaribu was, as we warned, a completely unsuitable person to be the school manager of an English school. It also shows the incompetence of TBI’s wretched Head Office. I mean shouldn’t…