Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Dr Evil - part two

A second offering here from 'Momo' in Sharjah. Apparently, Dr Evil is admired greatly as a fat greasy sleazeball with a vampire's taste for firing teachers on the most flimsy of pretexts. Or am I reading it wrong here?!

At Sharjah HCT, the maniacal Dr Evil Farid Ohan has spawned a legacy of hate and promises of vengeance from literally hundreds of disgruntled former staffers and supervisors that he worked over, stabbed in the back, humiliated, abused and shoved out the door to feed his insatiable appetite for meanness and skulduggery. So it is only right and fitting that Dr Evil has his own tribute to nastiness competition. Let’s hear your favourite bit of goss about Mad Freddy and the crazy empire that he dominates with fear out in the backwoods of Sharjah! Here’s one of my favourites.

Every day of the week, the slimy old bastard gets two Indian labourers to wash his company executive sedan that is parked a few metres away from his office, as his stumpy legs are unable to cart this pot bellied old faggot to his throne. Of course, there's nothing wrong with having a handwashed car every day, but the pompous Dr Evil must always do it his own way and insists that the hired helps only use bottled Masafi water in five litre containers to wash his car. What a tosser and a waste of resources.

OK, not good enough? Well, here’s another of my favourites. The old sod loves to repeat this famous line at Sharjah HCT. “I am always so impressed by the enormous talents of our girls and the wonderful projects that they produce. I am constantly amazed by their talents.”
No, you silly old faggot - the teachers are so afraid of losing their jobs that they produce this work, and you just suck it in. Even blind Freddy could see that the knuckleheads do not produce the stuff that amazes Dr Evil. Yet the show goes on!

The rumour mill is buzzing that the bean counters at HCT headquarters in Abu Dhabi are targeting the Sharjah colleges, and Dr Evil Farid Ohan is in their sights. Talk is that college funding has been dubiously distributed and some may have made its way to a final resting place where it was never intended. We await developments with glee. This could be the straw that cracks the camel’s back and sends the tyrant into space as empty as his head.


STOP PRESS: The news that Fat Freddy has been made the HCT vice-provost would seem to challenge the paragraph above. However, we must all remember that what IS and what APPEARS TO BE are not always the same at HCT. Sometimes, it's quite the opposite, in fact.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have heard enough about this turd Ohan.

Anonymous said...

Venom at work.

Anonymous said...

the snakes are in HCT management aka the Goon Squad. Take your prick oops I meant take your pick but its all the same anyways. Tossers.

Toni Guy said...

Dogs the lot of you! You are not worthy of ONE of the hairs on Freddy's head!!

Ajman Rose said...

Too right Toni. That's because Freddy is a dickhead.

Anonymous said...

Judging the tone and content of this blog makes one wonder if the HCT is not justified in dumping such blatant assholes!

Anonymous said...

HCT has a unique anatomical structures as an academic body. It has multiple assholes at the top.

Anonymous said...

"Judging the tone and content of this blog makes one wonder if the HCT is not justified in dumping such blatant assholes!"

Unless yer painting yerself with the same brush. It would seem that assholes aren't attracted by HCT, but, more than likely, "assholes" are created by HCT's asshole treatment of the professionals that it ensnares.

You see, a terrorist only becomes a terrorist when all other means of resistance are denied him/her...

Asshole...

Anonymous said...

I can't comment on any of the individuals mentioned in the posts to this blog. I don't know them and I've never met them. But the scenario rings true and there's a bigger picture. I note that, so far, none of the several blogs dedicated to revealing what really goes on in the (so-called) world class academic institutions of the UAE has stemmed the tsunami of advertisements on their behalf appearing on reputable foreign recruitment websites. HCT in particular has no shame in its high turnover nor its annual re-advertisement of the same posts.

Why not, instead of just blogging, amplify the blogs with a letter-writing or e-petitions campaign of informing the recruitment sites, the foreign accreditation bodies even the (western TV?) media about what really can (and seemingly quite often does) happen at these UAE institutions? Case in point, it wasn't until coming across these blogs quite by accident AFTER LEAVING that I realised I was not after all alone in having being cheated out of my contract entitlements and gratuities, been asked to fudge academic progression criteria, had to teach ridiculously long hours (ie in excess of the contracted 20) and put up with an unethical management "style". In addition to things routinely being mismanaged, there is no complaints procedure at these institutions - other than summary dismissal, of course. The recruitment sites, at least, should be made aware of all of this - so that they get the chance to do the "right thing" themselves.

Suede Oasis said...

Excellent comments, Anon (July 2, 2011 12:30 PM). I have been in touch already with several of the sites that recruit for HCT, and am still awaiting their re[ply.

Meanwhile, I would be extremely grateful if you could send me the full details surrounding your leaving HCT, how they cheated you out of your entitlement, your take on the unethical management practices, etc.

Please send the info to suede.oasis@yahoo.com . I look forward to hearing from you soon!

SO

Anonymous said...

Exposing Momo...first it was GeeGee, then the infamous Dr. Ken, then Mo - another HCT goon - and now sources tell me it is Adrian O. The guessing game goes on...

Raja Karma said...

Hey, let's play 'shoot the messenger', eh! Fun for all the faculty...!

Ajman Rose said...

Yes lets shoot Fat Freddy Ohan first. I reckon it could even be his evil eye the scurrilous snake pit Anne.

CS said...

Great comments and great work! Yes, I think we should attack them at the source - contact relevant overseas media outlets, affliated institutions, recruitment agencies, even governemntal bodies such as the UN bodies dealing with education, discrimination and exploitation, etc,.. Let them know overseas what's really going on. This is what hurts and embarrasses these arseholes the most.

Anonymous said...

Don´t forget the accreditation bodies. Let them see the shabby reality behind the window dressing.

Anonymous said...

Deputy Provost is a meaningless title at Central Services. There are so many of them, along with deans and associate deans of various useless things, that it's almost better just to be any ordinary Joe.
Look at Bruce Stetar for example. The long serving (15 years) and long suffering Chair of Business has so coveted being a dean (denied him by Kamali because he hates him) that he gleefully calls himself "Acting Associate Dean of Applied Communication", after he stepped across the corpse of the previous Assoc. Dean Brian Lewis, (poorly treated and wrongfully given the heave-ho) to re-assume his previous role.
Titles are all these wankers care about.

Anonymous said...

...meaningless titles in a meaningless institution that used to do a good job of teaching students what they were able to learn (at the level of certificates, diplomas, and a minority in higher diploma).

Then, managers´ egos got in the way and they decided to create the illusion of tertiary level education with all the fancy titles that go with it -- and in the process created an educational mess. That´s the sad history of HCT in recent years.

Anonymous said...

HCT will never get accreditation from where they covet it the most, the US.
They've already been turned down by Northwestern Accreditation Commission, arguably the easiest of all the US accrediting bodies. Now they're after Middle States which is bound to deny them as well. When these bodies do even a preliminary site visit, all the dancing by the likes of Tayeb, SiJo, Freddy and that senile fool Mark Drummond isn't nearly good enough to fool these people. They've seen through far more cleaver people than this lot, and not been fooled. The jokers at HCT just don't have the goods to convince these people that HCT is anything more than a 3rd rate vocational college.

WGASA said...

Absolutely right. HCT is third rate even by ME standards, so by Western standards it doesn't even crawl out of the 'basket case' category.

But the circus will go on, and the chief clowns will continue to believe their own bullshit about getting accreditation.

The rest of us, of course, know the truth about the Emperor (Telly Tubby Tayeb) and his not-so-new clothes!!

Norman Quest said...

Don’t forget the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The VC immediately prior to Tayeb was Jim Horton from Texas who was brought in specifically to facilitate accreditation with SACS. He had been associated with SACS and it was assumed he would be able secure accreditation. Numerous SACS representatives were flown into the UAE, wined, dined, toured around the HCT campuses and attended several meetings with handpicked student and faculty groups. This effort was a dismal failure and Horton resigned/was axed after 3 years thus leading to the rise of Tubby. Here’s a link to an article about Horton’s retirement and his plans to go fishing.
http://www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&ArticleID=87287

Anonymous said...

I was around for the debacle of SACS and the upheaval it caused for the poor working stiffs. The only change really made was the re-branding of Heads and Supervisors to Deans and Chairs. Yeah, like that's what it takes to get accredited.

Anonymous said...

Northwest's main complaint was the segregation of the campuses. While they understood the religious and cultural underpinnings of this, they noted that in more enlightened Muslim states (such as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Indonesia and Turkey) co-ed schools were common without negatively impacting on the cultural/religious beliefs. They also noted specifically the huge disparity between the facilties and resources of ADMC when compared with the woefully inadequate facilties and resources of ADWC, and questioned why male students were getting preferential treatment and opportunities. NAC also questioned major inconsistencies in the overall academic standards at HCT.
They were generally very uncomfortable with what they saw.
As a result, both Nayahan and Tayeb were visibly annoyed and gloomy, SiJo minced like Uriah Heep, verbose Mark Drummond and his 'Sancho Panza', Vice-Provost, Phil Hartley (who had engineered this visit and debacle) huffed and puffed loudly and ever more quickly as they attempted to avert the impending disaster.
...All to no avail.
Thank God I no longer work with this gang of overbearing idiots forever concocting their various machinations for the greater glory of themselves: a truly debilitating experience for anyone with any integrity and half a brain.

Raja Karma said...

A truly cogent summary, anon (above, 6:41 AM), we are all extremely grateful to you. I feel that you have even greater insights to present to us, so please do so!

Anonymous said...

Raja Karma

There's lots to tell about ACS, but not now.

On the subject at hand...I will say that I worked indirectly for Dr. Evil at Seneca College in Toronto in the mid-80s, and his autocratic, dictatorial ways didn't sit well with a highly unionized shop like Seneca. His wistful stories of his "glory days" at Seneca, which I suffered through incognito (he didn't remember me) last year on a tour to meet college directors, thus greatly differed from the reality, particularly in the negative perception of him by all his staff. He was quite hated at the time and I was always under the impression that he was forced out, which may explain his coming to the UAE.
Given HCT's love of tyrants and sycophants, it's only natural that he'd become yet another vice-provost. Although, him sitting at meetings with assorted ACS deans who he has personally all but thrown off his campus grounds (Bruce Stetar, Mike O'Brien, to name 2) should be interesting.

By the way, something that's not generally know is that Farid is a cousin of Tayeb's, which may explain a lot.

Raja Karma said...

Ah, so we can add nepotism to the charges of cronyism and corruption, can we?

Typical Arabs - just give them half a chance, and they turn the whole system into a feudal empire!

Anonymous said...

There's lots to tell about ACS, but not now.

So when, then? We classroom toilers only have rumors and whispers to guide us. We need more first-hand info on our wonderful talented masters!

Anonymous said...

There's lots to tell about ACS, but not now.

So when, then? We classroom toilers only have rumors and whispers to guide us. We need more first-hand info on our wonderful talented masters!

Anonymous said...

So, tell me what rumours, and if I can, I'll elaborate.

Anonymous said...

No, you go first. We can do without the rumors being posted here, as we all know those anyway. What we need is facts, and plenty of 'em!

So please go ahead. Elaborate (but not fabricate) to your heart's content!

Anonymous said...

PS: on a college-by-college basis, if you need some sort of structure to guide you, dear informed messenger!

Jooli said...

Filthy Farid is back and doing his filthy old tricks again. Fat bastard! Pity he did not drown in Florida.

Poodle Pelham said...

Please - give examples, not just the usual old accusations!

We want to know the details!!

Jooli said...

aw Poodle, we all know you are Fat Freddy in disguise so shoot your load some place else and do what dogs like to do.

Anonymous said...

Best Jim Horton moment: his 1st HCT annual conference he told an anecdote about growing cloned human vital organs inside genetically engineered, patient tissue-matched pigs (so that the organs could be implanted into humans without rejection) showing how wonderful science is.

I think there was a collective "what the f0ck did he just say?" moment right then.

Ahem, open mouth, step in pig shit, insert foot. See Directors and Chancellors are stupid, culturally insensitive tossers too.

Amazing he lasted 3 years. I suppose the cultural faux pas would have been forgiven if he could have delivered SACS accreditation. Silly place HCT...

Back home the Directors are total losers, but they are little kings in the UAE.

Zina said...

It's common knowledge that when he was studying at the AUB, Dr. Evil had his sexuality tested by being fornicated by a Lebanese cab driver.

Maybe that's why he's so keen on taking people for a ride these days?

Anonymous said...

I think HCT is the greatest con I have ever seen. 95% of graduates would never last in a job in the western world. When oil is in trouble in the next 20 years and UAE cannot pay for western expertise, their own people will not be able to fill the void.

How long before education makes them think that elections should be held?

Are HCT qualifications recognized overseas? Probably in Alabama or Kentucky but not in the real world.

How many Emiraties hold high positions in the western world?