Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The HCT Hall of Shame - A Growing Concern?!

My eternal thanks go to the anonymous mole in HCT's Central Services, who was kind enough to provide the following update as a comment to my previous posting. Mr Mole stated that there were "so many others deserving of attention in the Hall of Infamy", and then went on to provide a breakdown of HCT's current brood of academic retards and the like.

I do hope you enjoy the reading material below. My recent blog stats inform me that these pages have been getting a great deal of attention in the Academic Services compound, so I presume there will be more of the same to come - a thrilling prospect!

Anyway, here they are - HCT's Top Ten Shameless Sonsabitches!!

1/ The senile, out-of-touch Provost, Mark Drummond, who like Hitler in the bunker moving phantom armies around, moves phantom academic improvements, not to mention new hires around, neither of which have much basis in reality.

2/ Phil Hartley, deputy-provost and 2-dimensional California side-kick of Drummond: big salary, waste of space, doesn't really know where he is.

3/ Jim Pounder - deputy-provost academic, the bloke from Sheffield who's everyone's "best friend", until it doesn't serve his purpose, any longer. Then you're fucked. He's also a terrible leader, when it's most needed. But, hey, his real reason for being here, anyway is as a holy-roller, intent on educating the unwashed heathen of the power of his main geezer in heaven.

4/ Dr. Evil's Mini-me, Jed Ryan, an obsequious moron, who is so far up Farid's ass, he's all but disappeared as a real person

5/ Bejat what's-her-face, the deputy director of DWC: another stupid Emirati woman in a position far beyond her abilities, yet who has enough power to cause real havoc.

6/ Senthil Nathan - Martin Bormann to Tayeb's Hitler. Arguably more powerful than Tayeb as he has Tayeb's ear and often directly influences many a draconian policy. Has the personality of a turnip, thoroughly reprehensible.

7/ Paul Mace - corrupt, on-the-take Tayeb henchman and probably one of his main bagmen. Formerly known as "cement head", emasculated by his harridan wife. Had to have special "pedagogical" lessons before they let him enter the classroom.

8/ Rudi Young, Capo di tutti capi at HR. Rules his little pile of concrete with a heavy hand: much feared and hated by his employees....

9/ Tiny Tim Smith, (Al Ain) all round LITTLE sh*t and backstabbing SOB.

Actually, I'm surprised that there are only nine names above - there must be SO many more! Does anybody out there care to add a monicker or three to the list? There's plenty of space below to nominate your personal enemy...

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ten? I only counted nine. And surely this is not the premier league of HCT bastards - what about King Kamali and SiJo .. The Claw? Surely they deserve a league all of their own!

Anonymous said...

Tayeb Kamali, Simon Jones and CLW have been raked over the coals ad nauseum.

Perhaps this list of people doesn't have the same cache with most of the readers and contributors on this blog because they are too far down the HCT pecking order to really know these people and the negative impact they have on most HCTers lives, even if by remote control.

I'm sure, for example that people working in Sharjah would be well aware of what a moronic asshole Jed Ryan is.

But he has impact on many outside of Sharjah. As a vocal member of ARC, and dog's body for his handler, Dr. Evil, he has had a great deal to do with the misery that is the SWAs; that plague that adds more work to already overworked faculty without any real benefit.

Can't get proper classroom resources this year because of budget constraints? Well, thank a couple of people on this list for such blatant malfeasance that the cookie jar is empty, cracked and missing it's lid.

HCT is 270+ million in the red. But, the evil people at the top recently paid a visiting professor from Harvard $120,000 and another $89,000 (yes, dollars!) to teach a 30 hour MBA module at that bottomless pit of chaos, CERT.

There was no merit pay, remember? But, people like Senthil Nathan are happy to spend 68 million Dhs on Education Without Benefits. Just as an aside...the CLAW is on the EWB committee and doing as good a job there as she does at ADW.

Yes, there are more people to add to the list...like the bastard Emiratis who increasingly infest Central Services earning high salaries, while doing nothing.

They could probably nuke CS and it would only improve the operating efficiency of HCT.

Anonymous said...

The last point is absolutely true. There are clutches of thicko HCT 'graduates' clogging up the HR system, getting paid more than the highly-qualified, experienced and USEFUL teaching staff. Employing more indolent 'Ratties' means less money for educated faculty.

In fact, the system is breeding its own cuckoos who will force the real talent out of the nest, thus serving to kill the beast - its own mother!

Anonymous said...

"They could probably nuke CS and it would only improve the operating efficiency of HCT."

Funny you mentioned that. Several years ago at a HESN Ramdam dinner, a friend was unknowingly sitting next to the new head of CS and when asked what people thought of CS, my friend replied:"it could all fall down and nobody in the trenches would even notice or care".

The "heads" may have changed, but not much else.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Let's have some more fireworks.

That always makes us (HESN) feel good.

Maybe if we had some "Egyptian" changes, there'd be less corrupt people running the country and more money for real education.

Anonymous said...

Apparently one of the activities keeping all the deans at ACS busy in tha last few months has been developing 5-year plans; another pointless exercise to make them seem relevant and influential and to show how HCT is moving forward.
Meanwhile, the colleges carry on as the walled fiefdoms they are, oblivious and indifferent to anything ACS does.

Anonymous said...

The current HCT 'placements' on punchinthefacebook.com reveal a continued presence of despised HCT goons,

Farid Ohan leads the pack at number 2 with 20108 votes, closely followed by Simon 'Taffyban' Jones in 6th position, but with a whopping vote total of 47075!

Then we drop down to position number 10, where King Kamali sits on 21771 votes. Just underneath him, appropriately, is the desperate brown-noser and all-round hatchet-whore known as 'The Claw' (Ms Luscombe-Whyte), who has managed to garner a paltry 8607 votes.

Remember, guys - keep on votin'!!

Anonymous said...

10. Suede Oasis: fucked-up bi-sexual blackmailer whose lessons were exercises in self-worship

Anonymous said...

don't forget his chum/alter-ego

11. Poodle Pelham
Despicable, gutless homophobe

Suede Oasis said...

Yes, you've got me bang to rights, albeit a little misunderestimated, I feel, Rudi.

Fact is, I'm a cross-dressing tri-sexual bi-polar mafioso racketeer - that's how I got a job at HTC!

Anonymous said...

I do believe #10 should be pompus, racist, egotistical Brits...

But whatever floats your boat.

Anonymous said...

Instead of bashing each others nationalities, why not stick to the subject of our mutual disdain:The HCT.

Sure we can dredge up some more putrid characters from the cesspool of the HCT hierarchy to display here for one and all.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised, nobody has named HESN, if for no other reason than his continued support of Kamali.
ACS people have recently commented with joy that Mark Drummond "has finally gotten the ear of the sheik", in his battle with TK for control. If that were true, Drummond restling control from Kamali would simply be replacing one evil, corrupt bastard with another, who also happens to be a clueless, out-of-touch, doddering fool.
In any event, HESN plays one against the other, but is unlikely to ever show the door to TK, because they are too thickly involved in joint business ventures (i.e. graft and corruption), many at the expense of HCT's running deficit.
HESN is the king of the scumbags, in bed with the prince of scumbags, all the while fucking over HCT and it's employees, while his court jester Drummond panders to his slightest whim.

Khalifa Exile said...

Sheikh Nana on the take? You don't say?! It's about time you featured an expose of this particularly talentless weasel, Suede!

Anonymous said...

Who nominated 'SiJo' as a "bullying bastard"?

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/abu-dhabi/sijo

Surely NOT...!!!

Anonymous said...

What about this?

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/education/hct-retracts-decision-to-dismiss-students-1.772639

...in a nutshell, HCT will let anyone (including those who in 'the real world' would be working in shops or driving taxis) get an academic qualification - what a total joke.......

Suede Oasis said...

Clearly the HCT girls carry more clout than the Western teachers at ADWC, who could not even get a hearing to be reinstated once sacked! This clearly reveals the contempt that TK holds for his Western staff, and the double-standards in operation at HCT.

However, regarding the reinstated girls, we can imagine how they ran to their respective Daddies and demanded a strong dose of Vitamin Wasta be applied to the problem. And you can bet it was initially handled in a cock-up way too - no warning letters sent first.

All in all, it looks like another triumphant shooting in the foot for King Tubby's empire!

Suede Oasis said...

This blog entry has been ruthlessly plagiarised over at the UAEUwatch website - shame on ye all!!

http://www.uaeuniversitywatch.net/apps/blog/entries/show/6346521-hct-management-muck

'Management muck' indeed!

Gary said...

Hah! I laughed until I snotted! Don't forget, the same genius who presided (not!) over ADWC for a mere semester is now in Fujairah as the (snot!) "Director". Guess we have another "One-term 'Director'" on our hands here.

Reminds me of the "Challenge" students that Tubby ordered at the ADWC back in 2008-9. "Challenged" they were. I'd been with some of them for the full year before and after two weeks with these "challenged" "students", I asked a teacher who had been sentenced to them for 20 contact hours a week how they were progressing, to which the teacher triumpfully answered, "They've pretty much got the days of the week nailed!" Remember, this was after a year of "studying".

Needless to say, most of them stopped showing up or outright failed in the "final finals".

Tubby, please, tubby...give chance! It's NOT about education and dignity.

It's all about you shoving your face further up Sheikh Nana's ass!

P.s.- Yer CLAW nails need a trim!

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this has ever been reported. In Spring 2010, ADWC pressured 2 of the best teachers in the system, from the Applied Comm. department to quit because of failing a student (deservedly). The student, with major WASTA went on Arab radio and publicly accused the first teacher, named Cordula Peters of prejudice, of unfair treatment, of cultural insensitivity...you name it. The student was completely in the wrong. But, of course that didn't matter. The 2nd teacher named Andrew (forgot the last name) went through the exact same garbage from this student. The teachers were ordered immediately out of the country until someone pointed out to TK that there was nobody to teach their classes. So, they remained until the end of the semester before leaving. I'm not sure about Cordula, but Andrew remained on the payroll until the end of Fall semester 2010/11 because he knew something potentially damaging and they wanted to keep him quiet.
The fallout from this mess continues, as Cordula in particular was nothing short of being the much-loved cornerstone of the whole Applied Comm. division. Several key Applied Comm. teachers have subsequently quit, not just at ADWC, but at other colleges as a direct result of this incident. ADWC's Applied Comm. department was especially decimated by mass resignations last semester to the point that the programs can't be taught because they only had 2 faculty left. ADWC is a broken institution and a good example of the rot of the whole of HCT.

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to systematically name the Emirati scum now infecting CS like an alien virus. Useless, over-paid slimeballs to the last.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead then - name them!

Captain Sensible said...

If CS is to be run by Emiratis, then we're all doomed. The levels of incompetence will rise dramatically, and the blame will once again be shifted onto the Western faculty.

So leave now while you're still sane, my dear teachers!

Anonymous said...

Tiny Tim Smith, the Napoleon of Al Ain, has been added to Punch in the Facebook - hooray!!!

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/hct-al-ain/tiny-tim-smith

Enjoy slugging the little bastard!!

Anonymous said...

All right..does everyone feel better? What is the point of having blogs like this just to name call and act like 10 year olds - isn't there enough of that in the classrooms and in the HCT 'management'?

Look at the more important probems like the "New Foundations" being a complete pile of dogwhatsit and no management whatsoever as to how to rectify it. Or the gradual attrition of salaries (compared to real economic indexes) and benefits.. Or why HCT has the longest bloody semesters anyone can imagine and assume hopelessly prepared students learn by the osmosis effect of just being in a classroom..the list goes on..why is the virtual punching in the face of some pathetically over-promoted 'western' manager going to help? Discuss with the so called experience and professionalism that you aspire to..

Anonymous said...

The point of this blog is making money. Rumor has it that HCT have been approached to take this site down in return for money being transferred to an offshore account. It went down briefly over the holiday season as proof of 'good will' It is nothing to do with values or integrity. The contributors to this blog are simply aiding racketeers masquerading as speaking up for teachers.

Anonymous said...

This completely demonstrates the problem with HCT's management and many of their faculty. Instead of finding out FACTS, too often people listen to random RUMORS. They are rampant in the system and because it is a polarized environment, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

But if you listen to rumors you get things like "all incoming faculty start with 18K a month salary" (which isn't true, but that is what everyone hears) or all of the other backbiting rumormongering.

Suede Oasis said...

Hi Rudi (6:17 above). Thanks for the attempt to mislead us all - no more than we expect from an HCT Goon!!

You (and the rest of the world) can read the truth below - I'm sure you'll remember now that I've printed the the e-mail you received last December!

As we can all see, it is NOT an attempt at blackmail, but an effort to restore the gratuities that you stole from long-serving employees who were dismissed on trumped-up charges...


Dear Drs Kamali and Young,

No doubt you are both aware by now of the three blogs that exist dedicated to the HCT empire. Two are in English and one is written in Arabic, and I am sure that you are both acquainted with all three of them.

There is also the presence of certain HCT bigwigs on punchinthefacebook.com, and you can find the current leader here:

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/ebbw-dhabi/dr-simon-jones

Moreover, you probably realise that these web presences have been set up by disgruntled former employees of HCT, who were fired without just cause and denied their full gratuities.

Well, if you were to restore those gratuities, the blogs would certainly disappear - that I can guarantee, along with certain unfavourable postings on Dave's ESL Cafe.

If you are willing to consider this offer in principle, please let me know as soon as possible. I will then advise you of the fee and give you the details of a third party bank account in which to deposit the fee.

Meanwhile, to convince you both of my sincere intentions, I will ensure that the three blogs are taken off line for a week from December 25.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Suede Oasis

Gary said...

"...restore those gratuities..."

Not to put SO down, but how could ANYBODY in their right minds expect a restoration of rightful "gratuities" from a regime of ingrates!

They're rotten thieves the lot of 'em! And. if Sharia law were truly invoked in the U.A.E., the ACS's walls would be overflowing with left hands rather than the crap that it now, barely, can contain!

Suede Oasis said...

Very true, Gary, but ... even ingrates are able to see the writing on the wall at times.

And just think - Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain ... it is possible for those desert tides to turn!

BTW, thanks for popping in Gary - your presence is appreciated!

Anonymous said...

'The student, with major WASTA went on Arab radio and publicly accused the first teacher, named Cordula Peters of prejudice, of unfair treatment, of cultural insensitivity...you name it. The student was completely in the wrong. But, of course that didn't matter'

Everyone who's worked in the Muddle East will have witnessed hundreds--- probably thousands--- of similar injustices. The hurt and damage caused by such corrupt practices is immeasurable.... and one of the hardest things to deal with is that the perpetrators flourish, while the victims are left with the fallout. At least now it seems that such things are being talked about openly; back in the day, the name of the game was ALWAYS: Blame-the-Victim. I suppose that's progress.

Anonymous said...

Provost Mark Drummond - "HCT's foremost lying, cheating, drunken toady!!"

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/abu-dhabi-uae/provost-mark-drummond

Poodle Pelham said...

I counted at least SIX HCT ne'er-do-wells on there. ONLY six!!

Anonymous said...

still waiting on that nasty little Anne Scullion from SHCT to be added...she would take the prize for most hits...

Suede Oasis said...

Anonymous (above), you're welcome to add a picture of the monster and then inform me. Be pro-active!

I haven't added her myself as I've heard nothing about her at all. Of course, if you wish to supply some juicy news, I'll be more than happy to oblige!

Khalifa Exile said...

I now see that Ged Ryan has been added to Punch in the Facebook - at long last!

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/sharjah-hct/ged-ryan

Go and give him a well-deserved wallop, comrades!!

Anonymous said...

I think the inclusion of Provost Drummond is unfair. He may have certain personal weaknesses (booze, women) but he is not nasty by nature - whereas his management colleagues mentioned here are.

Anonymous said...

Doesn't need to be as he gets all his underlings to do the c..p but perhaps not much time after B...e , women and horses.!

Anonymous said...

Missing from the list are Central Services' three witches; Farida Kamali with her bought Australian PhD, Josephine Farrell (the Ferret), and Catherine Mayerlan. Horrible creatures, all three, without a backbone or independent thought between them.

Suede Oasis said...

And is this Farida Kamali related to HCT's beloved VC, Tayeb Kamali? Please let hall of me know and I'll include her in the Hall of Shame!

Anonymous said...

I was offered a position at HCT back in 2008. I had had a video interview and they had decided to hire me and they had sent me a contract. At the last minute they told me they would rescind the offer because I had gotten a negative evaluation from the dean at a previous university. I contacted this dean whom they said had given me the negative evaluation and he told me that he had actually given me a good evaluation. When I contacted HCT about this, I received a stupid letter from Anne Scullion trying to rationalize her bad behavior. Basically, she was lying through her teeth. My impression was that all this was extremely unprofessional and that this Anne Scullion was completely unqualified for her position and hence should naturally be stripped of it and sent back to her trailer park where she belongs with her trashy behavior to perhaps eat some more Twinkies and watch some steamy soap operas.

Anonymous said...

A smart evaluation of Ms Scullion, indeed!

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous posted on March 5, 2013

Consider yourself lucky. Many working in Central Services and Directors are scums. They are extremely unprofessional, incompetent and very low elements who can not survive in their own country. Some are even lower than the trailer trash. They are so low one can not even compared to the animals because animals are way smarter than these elements. These dumb asses are highly paid for their nonsense because incompetent runs the place so what can you expect. "Birds of the same feathers flock together."

You must be a very intelligent person so they feel threatened and find nonsense lame excuses not to hire you. The entire HCT is full of lies and corrupt. The only decent people at HCT are teachers who work so hard to educate the retarded liars and unethical elements and some chairs who have to take the nonsense from the Central Services and Trailer Trash Directors.

You are blessed. Please trust me!