Saturday, 21 April 2012

The 'Dr Evil' Popularity Poll - results, results!

The not-so-recent poll about Farid Ohan, Sharjah's very own 'Dr Evil', revealed that the aged windbag does have a few supporters at HCT. However, when we say 'a few', we probably mean just 'few', instead. As in, erm ... just about 12%.

The results below clearly speak for themselves, I suppose. From a rather poor turnout this time, with only 65 intrepid souls daring to risk their jobs by voting on their boss, more than 85% think he's some sort of evil bugger - which is absolutely right!

How Evil is Sharjah's 'Dr Evil' (Farid Ohan)?

Evil beyond words
28 (43%)
More evil than you think
19 (29%)
Just plain ol' evil
5 (7%)
Lucifer's toerag
5 (7%)
He's more of a sprite, actually
8 (12%)

Anyway, that's enough about him, the old gasbag. The next poll regards HCT's very own 'Philosopher Royal', the dynamic and exciting Sheikh Nahyan (HESN), whose mere words can send an HCT conference into an electrified frenzy of anticipation.

However, what are His Excrecency's actual academic qualifications? Is he an intellectual giant, or more of a mental midget? Our readers are invited to 'place their bets' by ticking the relevant box alongside!

Meanwhile, there have been a couple of recent popular additions to HCT's very own 'village stocks', namely punchinthefacebook.com. Just click on the name and give a pasting to another HCT Sharjah potentate, Lauralee Kilgour , who has attracted more than 17,000 admiring facial wallops, not to mention a handful of appropriate comments.

There's also HCT Al Ain's Essam Hamdi, who appears to a good deal less unpopular, with fewer than 2,000 bruises on his smug little face. So, please pop over there and pay respects to a man that is, according to some accounts, 'a devil on the loose'!

Maybe he's one of Fat Freddy's acolytes!!

65 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shame on you, Suede, for daring to lampoon a well-respected leader and national hero. Yoou can not talk about Fat Freddy like this!!

Anonymous said...

Btw, I see that Rudi Young has accrued more than 2000 extra smacks in the face over the past few days. What on Earth has the little bastard been up to - sacking more people indiscriminately?!?

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/hct-abu-dhabi/rudolph-young-1

Answers below, PLEASE!!!

Anonymous said...

Nothing about the departure of the DMC director?

Gibraltar said...

Oh well, 'Suede', it's now time for YOU to prepare for a public outing - and I don't mean a trip to Somaliyah Island!

You see, I 've been following your antics on this blog since the very beginning, and at first offered my support (yes, you DO know me!).

But now I think you've gone far enough - no, too far in fact. I am still in touch with some of the people that you have maligned on this blog, and you can not underestimate the effect it has had on their lives. I have to stand up for what is decent, and this no longer includes supporting you, 'Suede'.

It's Ok for you, as you no longer work in the UAE, but I have decided to make things very uncomfortable for YOU now. Your current employer (IN OMAN) will not be happy when your identity is revealed, so I'm giving you a grace period of, let's say, 3 or 4 weeks, to sort things out with your bosses. Which is more than you ever gave to any of your victims, right?!

From today I'll start a slow dripfeed of information about you that will lead to your eventual identification. After all, why should I just blurt out what I know? I'm sure this carefully contrived gradual uncovering will cause you much more pain!

So, adios compadre. And thanks for all the 'fish' (Yes, it IS me!!)!

Anthony J. Solloway said...

@ Gibralter

So you think you can scare Suede Oasis do you? Who do you think you are? Watch it or you'll have me after you!

See my Punch in The Facebook page! 75,000 punches. I'm the leader again!

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/al-ain/anthony-solloway

Gibraltar said...

Oh, I KNOW I can scare him, the little punk. Just keep on watching this space, 'Suede'!

Suede Oasis said...

Ho-hum, 'Gibraltar'. Looks like another clumsy attempt by the HCT Goon Squad to 'out' me.

So I'm in OMAN, am I? Where d'you guys get your intelligence from - National Taxis?

Keep up the pathetic threats - should provide a little entertainmnet!

Anonymous said...

Right on, Suede! And talking of entertainment, I see that punchinthe facebook.com has lined up ALL of the HCT goons in a row, from number 8 (Lauralee Kilgour) to number 22 (Hamad Odhabi)

Cone join us there!

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/

Solloway Spin Doctor said...

Yes,but notice who is in the lead on Punch in the Face Book. Dead or alive, Anthony Solloway gets more punches in the face then anyone else!Is it true what Muscat Confidential say about him being the owner?

Concerned ParentMay 11, 2012 7:59 AM

I'm beginning to suspect that this whole Anthony Solloway www.hctmuscatsucks is an attempt to hype Mr. Solloway and his book. Either that or someone is hyping Punch in the face Book! I don't usually give conspiracy theories much credence, but it has been suggested that the proprietor of Punch in the Face Book is none other than Anthony J. Solloway. Notice that Anthony Solloway has now received 124,000 punches! Note too that the site advertises a public punching of Anthony Solloway in Sharjah on May 24th, 2012, from 13:00 – 17:00, at Sharjah Women’s College (HCT).
http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/al-ain/anthony-solloway
This is either hype, or something much more sinister!

http://muscatconfidential.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/government-gas-contracts-when-youve.html

HI FM said...

Muscat Confidential now report that the Hi FM radio station in Muscat will be offering the chance to win tickets to the Sharjah Shaming of Anthony Solloway. What tune do we have to guess to win? How about 'Ooh it hurts me!' by the Cavaliers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlln_vgM8zI

Anonymous said...

Hey, what happened to 'Gibraltar', the one who was gonna answer our prayers and name Suede?

Maybe he's gone back to the Med (or rhe medications)?

Gibraltar said...

OK, hows about this, Suede. You are a dual national of Canada and the UK, and obtained an MA in Edinburgh. At least, that's what you told me a couple or so years back, so I'm assuming it's true, eh?!

Are you sweating now, Suede? Now all the HR geeks at HCT have to do is match the fact with the right name, and - BINGO!!

I'm sure your new employer in Oman will be very interested in your past antics . . . very interested indeed!

Delma said...

My dear Gib, I believe most of us rank and file HCTers in Abu Dhabi know the true identity of 'Suede Oasis', and you ain't nowhere close to it.

But keep up with the potshots - must be good for the rankings!

Anonymous said...

I don't, so who is it, pray tell.

Anonymous said...

Anon, if U don't know by now, there must be a good reason for that - i.e., you're a goon!

Anonymous said...

Not a goon, just been out of the country for a while.

What's the big secret?, this isn't the cafe.

I'm sure the goons know if you do.

Anonymous said...

I believe PP's first name is 'Kevin'.

Anonymous said...

Who's "PP"?

Delma said...

I see that the callous HCT Goons are up to their old tricks again, sacking long-standing staff just before they go on their holidays.

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/education/hct-college-staff-made-redundant

Well done, Reedy - another candidate for punchinthefacebook.com!

Khalifa Exile said...

I see that the little-admired Howard Reed, from HCT's Dubai outpost, has finally made an appearance on 'punch in the facebook'.

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/punch/dubai-hct/dr-howard-reed

Well done, Howie!!

Delma said...

Anyone else heard the rumour that TK is about to (be) quit?

Anonymous said...

O Happy Day! If only it were TRUE!!!

Tayeb Kamali said...

Wot?!? 'Dere's a rumour 'bout da tumour???

Anonymous said...

Is that why all CERT EMPLOYEES were turfed out of their working space at Abu Dhabi Menz yesterday (just as they were going on vacation) ? Told NOT TO PANIC, a political decision coming from the highest hind quarters in the land. That's how transparent the directive was.

Also the usual spate of last day firings with no rhyme or reason in that sad apology for an educational institute.

Great they kicked Simple Simon Jones out, after so many squandered years of being a non director who should really have been working in a fashion college. But will things get worse under the new regime with HCT's awful record for hiring the worst managers in the world and paying them the best salaries in the world?

Anonymous said...

Tell more, please!

Anonymous said...

It is true. CERT is a slush fund for the HCT Foundation and any other so called scholarship. They basically shake down businesses that want to do business in the UAE. These business pay them to operate in the UAE. The money is wired to CERT and not to HCT. HCT's books are open, CERT's books are not review by the Federal Government. The money is used for fireworks, lavish meals at the Sheikh's palace, foreign trips, dignataries' children, bonuses to keep all the CERT leadership quiet as well as Abu Dhabi mens College leadership.

Really if people can not see what has been going on there for years, it is quiet pathetic. Its called money laundering. It happens all over the UAE, no doubt. But the fact that they have screwed things up so bad and haven't spread the wealth around - like other places in the UAE - is quite shocking.

Tayeb is done and most likely will be given something else like a job in the ministry or something. He will leave all his minions hanging, which is in itself kind of hilarious. The non-gulf arabs and indians are screwed.

Anonymous said...

His minions deserved to be hanged, especially the likes of "turnip" personality Senthil Nathan, and "Cement Head" Paul Mace and his harridan wife Kathryn, and all the other little shits that abused the hardworking teachers for so long.

Regarding Tayeb, I'' believe it when I see it.

Tayeb Kamali said...

Reports of my demise are premature, I assure you, you ungrateful bastards!

Anonymous said...

Bye bye Lynn!
LOL!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Surely you don't mean ... the bushy-haired back-stabber?!

Anonymous said...

The lecherous provost wants her gone because she's not a nubile Thai bimbo and because he wants a clean sheet, he said, when the new director arrives to clean up after poor old Simon's years of misrule. Simon as in "don't like the earrings dear, go home and change them RIGHT NOW or yo'r fired,' it came to Knicks like a bolt out of the blue. Simon as in he baptised again in water (a whole glassful) by a person whose freedom of speech he disapproved. Makes you larf, old ADM, don't it lad! Now make mine a bitter (no, a pint, you daft bugger, not a memory!) i!'m on my olidays and can say what I like without HCT government censhorshpp,surshppppp, shp6

Delma said...

Yeh, me too - a good couple of thousand miles away from TK and his gang of bent cronies.
We hate you, stinking ratface halfbreed, and look forward to returning to The Gulag about as much as we enjoy sniffing camel's breath.

Anonymous said...

If this wasn't sanctioned from on high, it won't stand and the provost may be out on his ass.

Worried UAE said...

Any news on Anthony J. Solloway's taking over of the ship yet?

http://www.punchinthefacebook.com/node/1459

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it sank before he got on board? Or did the ratings mutiny?!?

Rudolph the Redneck said...

Yes, the word is out and Dr Evil is finally leaving his holy temple at Sharjah. Fat Freddy Ohan is on his way and it is not a moment to soon. Roundly criticized and universally disliked, this slob has been empowering himself at the expense of others for more than a decade. I am looking forward to the tributes flowing in to your blog for this slimy character who has caused misery and harm to so many students and staff alike. Talk around Sharjah Women's College is that pasty Ged the new Dr Ged will finally get his chance.

Anonymous said...

The way it works (in my experience) is that they like to bring in outsiders to keep everyone on their toes. Ged is actually reasonably balanced and knows the SHCT so he won't work at all. Better to bring in another evil Palestinian!

Anonymous said...

Well at least the HCT exudes stability! There's something to be said for that!

Anonymous said...

To his credit, Farid got rid of scumbags like you!

Anonymous said...

And now they've got rid of the chief Scumbag!

Anonymous said...

Farid will be in lawsuits up to his ears if he ever returns to the USA. We've got his number, and have the complaints ready to go. They just need a date. I'm sure he knows what we are talking about!

Anonymous said...

He-he - Fat Freddy's on the run!!
Let's sit back and enjoy this one BIG time!!

Anonymous said...

They've replaced him with an Emirati woman, a former SWC employee.

Fuad said...

Pray do tell who is this Emirati who has nailed Fat Freddy's job. Would it be the divinely gifted Mrs Tarifa?

Anonymous said...

The HCT will be a top-20,000 university before the decade is up.

Ms. Tarifa is clearly at the top of her game and will bring some high-level and needed change to the SHCT. Under her tutelage it will be kind of like as if a team of top McKinsey consultants were brought in for a major restructuring and transformation.

Between her barking (Arf!) orders and Alain Wilke tracking and analyzing the data and creating bar charts, the selection is a clear winner.


Anonymous said...

Wrong, not Tarifa, Muhaditha al hashemi.

Anonymous said...

The HCT will be a top-20,000 university before the decade is up.

Muhaditha al hashemi is clearly at the top of her game and will bring some high-level and needed change to the SHCT. Under her tutelage it will be kind of like as if a team of top McKinsey consultants were brought in for a major restructuring and transformation.

Between her barking (Arf!) orders and Alain Wilke tracking and analyzing the data and creating bar charts, the selection is a clear winner.

Anonymous said...

FIXED THAT FOR YA-

The HCT will be a top-35,000 university (in Asia) before the decade is up.

Muhaditha al hashemi is clearly at the top of her game and will bring some high-level and needed change to the SHCT. Under her tutelage it will be kind of like as if you might imagine a team of top McKinsey consultants being engaged for a major restructuring and transformation on paper.

Between her (and Ms. Tarifa, in tandem, but subject to protocol) barking (Arf!) orders and Alan Wilke tracking and analyzing the single measure data and creating univariate bar charts, the selection is a clear winner.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Alan Wilkie, I think he should probably have a smack in the face nomination. He's a "behind the scenes" evildoer. Like a holocaust accountant charged with production, furnace maintenance and Zyklon B inventory. Although of course the accountant never got his hands dirty, he was an important player in the system. Alan is the same.

Raja Karma said...

Can you provide some more information about Mr Wilkie please, such as specific cases and rough dates? Then he'll be a sure candidate for punchinthefacebook.com, I'm sure!

Many thanks

Anonymous said...

This semester he has yet again been harassing teachers for past semester performance (as far back as Spring 2012 in some cases) - he stealthily takes course binders without the knowledge of the owner/developer (the teacher) and then goes through them with a fine-toothed comb to find "infractions" in one's teaching performance. Things like a similar multiple choice question on both a quiz and the final are enough to land a teacher in boiling water! All of it is designed to create deep fear and keep the slaves in line! I can't wait for this semester to end - it is torturous on a daily basis and being here seems a real waste of one's limited time on earth.

Raja Karma said...

Ah, he sounds just like a perfect HCT 'snooperviser' indeed!

Anyone got a picture of this particular slug? Please post a alink.

Anonymous said...

Anne Brabazon fired from SHCT!

Anonymous said...

Is the UAE still moving forward on their 2020 plan to become "the world's best country", as reported a few months ago in the international media?

Getting rid of all these evil expat creeps might be a good start on their aspirations, as long as the uneducated but wasta-wielding replacement isn't even more evil!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I came here wondering about joining a UAE university in August. This is all food for thought, and I wonder if there will be problems. Dave's ESL is talking about the housing in Al Ain and this website is full of bad news!

Anonymous said...

wELL DO YERSELF A FAVOUR PAL AND STAY AWAY FROM HCT!!!

Anonymous said...

But the offer is so attractive! Are you saying there is a risk? Is the HCT like a black widow, sucking people into the vortex?

Anonymous said...

AVOID HCT like a plague please!!!!!! Even the offer, one has to be EXTRA CAREFUL it is worth the risk to take the job with HCT. HCT is not an academic institution. It is the place where you are the babysitter for the dumb asses while putting up with the politics and nonsense of central services and directors who can not make it in their own country. There is NO JOB SECURITY. You are asked to leave any time.

You are ASSIGNED TO TEACH ANY SUBJECT that they can not find teachers. The best part is you can not even say "NO". For example, your skill set might be to teach ESL but they will assign you to teach computer subjects where you have no clue or don't be surprised .. you might be assign to teach engineering.

If one dept is overstaffed, they will move the teachers from that dept to teach other subjects way beyound their expertise.

The students can always complain whether their complaints are valid or not. But you as the teacher are the one who got the blame regardless. This is because DIRECTORS DO NOT WANT TO LOOSE their job.

Please STAY AWAY FROM HCT and if you do, you are doing yourself the biggest favor. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So in other words, June 12, 2013, you are saying it isn 't that bad? Do all campuses have the same level of shittiness or are some more or less shitty?

Anonymous said...

ALL CAMPUSES are shitty. They just have different version of shittiness but the degree is the same.

Anonymous said...

For those who never join HCT will never know. I had and HCT is the worst academic place I had ever worked for. I should not even call it an academic place. If you work at HCT, you are either the audience or actor/actress of the "Hunger Game" Or "Dog eats Dog". Very bad place one can ever work for.

Lynx Nick said...

Howard reed who used to fire people if they gained weight was fired!!! There is karma!

Anonymous said...

How about an immature, insecure ass from ADWC? He fired people without any valid excuse got fired and asked to leave within 24 hrs. What a karma. Thank you God for cleansing the system!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let's not get ahead of ourselves now, ok? The system isn't "cleansed", but rather one bowel movement has been expelled via the 24-hour enema method.

Unfortunately, I suspect that the future directors, who were previously students, and who are, as Suede rightfully points out, "inbred", may also be fairly described as fecal matter within the HCT organism.

No real universities will hire their PhD graduates as assistant professors (the "starter" academic level), so why would the HCT hire them as top leadership?

Regards,

Hu Flung Pu

Anonymous said...

Ha, and "the Directors" as you note July 2, aren't even "PhD graduates"! They are like some kind of lame-assed Bachelor Grad, if that! Maybe even "Higher Diploma" grads!!

Their only significant qualifications for the position are an Emirati passport and Wasta!

ACBSP please take note! The HCT is a fraud to the utter maximum! Is your accreditation fraudulent or the real deal? Does it mean anything? You have the reports on teaching loads on this website, what about the qualifications of leadership? Does it matter? Time to 'fess up on this issue.