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Friday, 28 December 2012

Site Stats

The past month's site stats for HCT Sucks are quite revealing. It appears that the 'Three Uniteds' - States, Kingdom, and Emirates - have the most interest in this site, notching up more than 1500 hits together. What's strange here is that, despite this blog being blocked in the UAE, more than 300 people are finding a way round it every month. Strange, perhaps, but not entirely surprising.


Entry                         Page Views
United States              791
United Kingdom         589
United Arab Emirates 329
Canada                      202
Australia                      97
Germany                     94
Thailand                      60
Kazakhstan                 48
Russia                         41
France                        40
South Africa                33
Phillipines                    25
Other countries           96

As can be seen from the above figures, the great majority of this blog's visitors come from English-speaking countries (not too surprising, as it's written in English!), which probably indicates that prospective employees are checking out the truth of the situation before making a decision to apply for a position. And maybe there are a few past HCT faculty there too, gleefully catching up on the demise of a past nemesis.

Anyway, with in excess of 2000 hits per month, this blog is going stronger than ever - now in its third year - despits its apparent 'banning' in the UAE itself. This fact itself is a testimony to this blog's status as an accurate measure of the state of things in King Kamali's rotten empire. On this blog, you will always get the unvarnished truth about HCT, and this information acts as a crucial counterbalance to all the bullshit and half-truths peddled by HCT's marketing and recruitment stooges.

So once again, we would like to repeat our pledge to remove this blog as soon as the gratuities that were illegally denied us are paid in full. And that could be the most effective 300k that HCT pays out next year!

69 comments:

Tayeb Kamali said...

"This fact itself is a testimony to this blog's status as an accurate measure of the state of things in King Kamali's rotten empire."

It's "Tubby the Kamal", you simp!

Delma said...

I love the portrait, TK!

Tayeb Kamali said...

It's all in the camel facials that I engage in. The extra creamy ones help remove the dark wrinkles around the eyes and my turkey neck...

Anonymous said...

I'd guess that those ten people a day who ae managing to circumvent the Etisalat block can all be found in HCT's Central Services.

N'est-ce pas, TK?

Anonymous said...

Should justice be done, with Suede getting the severance DUE HIM from the human traffickers of the UAE, it will be a bittersweet day as we will all lose this public service blog. The blog is very helpful for those considering working under the HCT and has probably dissuaded a fair number from making the mistake of signing that HCT contract. Why bother if life there is hell and no gratuity is paid at the end?

Anonymous said...

Very true indeed. The thought of being sucked in, chewed around, and then spat out without getting your dues is not an attractive one!

Anonymous said...

"So once again, we would like to repeat our pledge to remove this blog as soon as the gratuities that were illegally denied us are paid in full"

So you are not doing this for altruistic reasons, but for a narrow selfish reasons. You will be making your life a wasted process by blogging and blogging until you drop dead.

You know, there is one other nutter like you. His name is Gopalan Nair (http://singaporedissident.blogspot.co.uk/) who is ranting like you every week in his blog, accusing Singapore regime, preaching that no one should go there as an immigrant. No one is paying any attention to him, and the number of immigrants entering Singapore has been increasing! He has wasted a number of years of his life, and I am sure you will follow his footsteps. By the way, there is one difference: He is a practising a lawyer in California, and you, must be sitting in a darker corner typing!

Anonymous said...

Oh, one other essential similarity I left out. Gopalan Nair was not given his gratuities-his CPF funds accrued over years in Singapore as a lawyer there. He was a citizen and hence he recently went back to publicise this. They put him in jail, and asked him to promise under oath in a court that he will move on, and when he did, he was deported stripped of his citizenship ( he was Singapore born). But he lied , and is still blogging!! In your case?

Suede Oasis said...

Anon (above), I don't think I've ever claimed to be driven by altruism, so your first accusation is redundant.

Secondly, my efforts will not be wasted if I have to keep this blog going another half a century or so. The damage will have been done (to HCT), which will be some form of recompense. And really, the hour or so a month I put into this site can hardly be classified as "blogging and blogging"!

As for the comparison with Nair, it's like comparing apples and oranges. If you can't see the clear difference, I guess you must be one of the HCT Goon Squad!

Anonymous said...

What a waste of your life suffering from Paranoia, and ckecking every nook and cranny, and seeing "HCT goon squad " everywhere!! This is what Nair does, looking over his shoulders and seeing every Chinese-looking group-who are in plenty in CA, as Singapore sent goon squad!!
No difference at all. You are not going to get your gratuities, and Nair is not going to get his CPF. No difference here either.

Suede Oasis said...

Curiously, I do not suffer from even the mildest form of paranioia, and the only places that I feverishly check every day are my pockets ... for my taxi fare!

And if, as you so confidently state, I shall never receive my legally due gratuities, then this blog will continue to hang in cyberspace until Armageddon ... which would do HCT a whole world of good!

And meanwhile, all those people named on the pages of this blog (I suspect you are one of them!) will find it exceedingly difficult to find other jobs. I mean, look at Sijo - the only place willing to take him in the whole world was Kazakhstan!

Oh, sweet joy - "as ye sow, so shall ye reap"!

Anonymous said...

What amuses me is you are looking around, and find the shadows of those who you have named. That is paranoia, pure and simple! I am not even within 1500 miles of that stinking hell hole called UAE. I cannot stand the towel heads who are dressed in robes, and have sans brain cells! Unlike you, I will never stoop to the level of accepting them as masters, and take shillings from these stinking savages. Suited you fine as far as it went!

Oh, by the way, Simon Jones got out collecting a sack full of gratuities -unlike you, because whatever you think, he is well educated. Knowing the English-speaking world, he would get a good position anywhere. Tough luck for you, you are like Nair rant and rant in your blog until you depart from this world! No difference from Nair there! But Nair-unlike you is better qualified as a lawyer and was a student in the Middle Temple in London and hence jobwise, he is doing well. As for you....?

Anonymous said...

I have put a note in Nair blog:http://singaporedissident.blogspot.co.uk/. But he heavily censors all the posts, and thinks that the Singapore goon gang is out to get him in California! He has paranoia similar to yours!
But for Singapore authorities, he matters very little, just as you matter very little for these UAE towel heads I guess. Anyway, I have introduced you to him as a soul mate! Hope, he contacts you!

He rants and rants saying how bad Singapore is , and how bad the government there is, and advises every one not to go there. Very recently, the Indian government flew a very ill rape victim who was brutalised through gang rape, and her family to a top private hospital in Singapore, literally giving the hospital a blank cheque for the treatment of this poor victim. The Indian government was under siege by protestors all over that country. I have mentioned this to Nair in the above blog saying that the hospital in question in Singapore is arguably the best hospital in Asia, which he will not like! He says every thing is bad in Singapore, and again like you, the posters who do not agree with him, are his enemies from Singapore out to get him! What a coicidence here!!

Anonymous said...

Just look at this:http://chronicle.com/campusViewpoint/Higher-Colleges-of-Technology/35/

The Chronicle, you cited earlier has good words about HCT! Well, well and well! The Chronicle's words against your words! You will accuse me ofcourse as a member of the HCT Goon Squad, for pointing this out to you! Very amusing indeed! Hope Nair contacts you!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha you are a tremendous tool "Anonymous January 3 @ 12:06". It is completely clear from your writing that you are either from South Asia or an Arab.

Those "good words" in the Chronicle extolling the virtues of the HCT were, according to the webpage you have provided, self-written as the "Information [was] provided by institution"!!

Now scat!

Anonymous said...

So have other institutions which have provided information, like Warwick university. People read them and weigh them up against your pathetic rant. As for your diagnosis of me from S Asia, reading from what I posted earlier, not understanding these are the days of the Internet and people can read the news sitting at anywhere. As for me being an Arab- no Arab comments on a fellow Arab as a towel head! Elemnentary! As for the Internet clock, the funny thing is you do not know how they can operate. You have no technical knowledge of networking and the synchronisation of global time. Must be very poor in your skills set and hence the HCT chucked you out so easily!

Look,Simon Jones is far far superior to you in terms of education and intellect and hence you were at his receiving end!! He collected his pot of gratuities easily, thumbed his nose at the towel heads and left. You have yet to collect yours, which will not be forthcoming any day, and hence you create this blog and rant! Look at the difference between you and Simon Jones-PhD DSc, and I guess you have hardly a masters degree!
Have a chat with Nair- the soul mate!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting your rants, and I will give you enough time to think about contacting your soul mate Nair. I could be a modern day Scarlet pimpernel, or Simon Jones, or Richard Gibb, or could be likely the one from the bunch who you trust as your friend! Did it ever occur to you that this person must have shopped you and caused your downfall?

I would strongly suggest you to do a PhD, you do not seem to have one. I can give you a list of universities where you can do a PhD through distance learning. I would have even suggested Simon Jones as your supervior( advisor), if you had any background in his EE area. He is now interested in the HCI and the handheld devices. Academics/teachers who have science/technology background are not given to hissy fits like yours.
See you in a while! Cheers!

Anonymous said...

OK you are a very well-engineered Tool then.

Let us read for comprehension.

You stated "The Chronicle, you cited earlier has good words about HCT! Well, well and well!".

These good words did not originate in any way "from" the Chronicle. Instead, they are self-promoting and self-written by the HCT.

These words are instead more similar, say, to your ad on Adult Friend Finder, where most nasty and brutish Arab dudes are known worldwide to hold a premium membership to use for their "private" getting to know one's self sessions. They are self-congratulatory words. They are the same mindset that lead every HCT student to think they deserve an "A", when objectively they actually would fail anywhere authentic.

Y'all rape and use prostitutes, marry your cousins and then beat them and force them to veil up and not work because y'all can't compete with real dudes like Londoners, California surfers, styling Roman lovers and and suave Frenchmen. You are Korean style negative, only far worse! Like with some Rwandan culture thrown in!

Now scat and go hum some nasty poetry!

Anonymous said...

What a pathetic soul you are! With this kind of shit piling up in your head, you are hardly likely to be a learned academic/teacher. No surprise at all that they put the boot in, and kicked you out to land on your ass! I do not see your gratuities coming anytime in your way. Even Nair will be unable to help you in your current mental state. By the way, well done Simon Jones. See you back in UK as a VC in a short while.

Anonymous said...

By the way, forgot to mention this. I have drawn attention to the professors at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, your and Nair cases as exemplars of obsessive disorders. They were looking for cases to assign as projects to their DCP course students. They are happy with this. Two students (indeed they are GPs) have chosen the project. They will contact you.

One has to be really bad and totally unbalanced in one's mind to take up a job in a place like UAE. But desperate people do desperate things. These are the ones, who cannot hold onto any job in their native country because of their mindset bordering lunacy. They would like to try elsewhere and in a country like UAE where they least likely to verify the backgrounds of applicants like you. They cut you off from UAE, and have sailed you inthe cyber space to rant every week, and are enjoying the show! The Institute of Psychiatry is really find your case very interesting indeed.

In the days of yore, they tried an approach called "insulin coma therapy" to put the loonies like youinto sleep for a time to bring about a balanced state of mind.

Delma said...

Hmm, I think the one guilty of the ranting here is not SO!

Anonymous said...

Hi
I am Gopalan Nair,Fremont, California, USA. A poster said you are interested to talk with me. Please call me at (USA): 510 491 4375


Anonymous said...

It is interesting that you haven't documented the 19 students who were kicked out of HCT for cheating, or the more interesting fact that it looks like HCT will cave to wasta and bring them back for a 'second chance' even though HCT has a zero tolerance policy for cheating.

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Solon said...

Well done Suede! Keep going. You are probably the most mentally balanced person I've ever met. Don't let those bastards tell you differently.

Anonymous said...

HCT sounds like an oasis of hell. Checking out before it's too late.

****Many WARNINGS on this site.****

Thanks for having the courage, many as the HCT defendant above gives no credence for victimizing and manipulating Expat educators coming in (yes, this is easily done when a non-national enters a foreign country, where the employer sponsors the visa, sponsors housing, and expects their employee to stay for a 3 year commitment).

It requires only compassion to see where culture is embedded in hegemonic control. It's a sad story here, nothing for the UAE HCT franchise to be proud of. Payoff your debts for assaulting a non-Emirati who came to make a positive difference (before being rundown and cheated from gratuities owed).

How many skeletons does HCT really have in the closet? How many Expat professors have been victimized over the past decade? This figure I would honestly like to know as a reader.

Only a victim representing other victims, would share this kind of sensitive information publicly over the internet, and you (critics of this Wall of Shame website) seem to have no integrity in unconvincingly and sheepishly -denying it.

I see facts over fiction represented here. This website is a valuable asset to educators whom are considering HCT as their prospective employer.

Anonymous said...

The TK Kingdom appears to be coming to a halt.

Anonymous said...

New President/Chancellor ---- virtually every Dean is done ----

My guess - the MoU, FoT, and EWB era is done RIP HCT.

Anonymous said...

I hope that Farid, Kamali, Drummond et al. (and their spouses) are prepared for some serious anal probes at airport security during their summer holidays! They are truly a shady bunch!

Anonymous said...

Anne Brabazon at SHCT fired!

Anonymous said...

The Wicked Witch is Dead! You know what is awesome? Google yourself, you'll find a normal type of result. Same for me. Now, put yourself in the shoes of one of the (former) HCT creeps and do a google search! Lots of bad news, right at the top! Ha, they will never work again! None of them! Justice will be served, on a silver platter!

Anonymous said...

Probably the best news in a long time in addition to the end of Dr Evil's rule at SHCT!

Raja Karma said...

Oh, SUCH SWEET JOY! The pole-axers have been poleaxed, and not before time.

This should be a time of great celebration. But knowing HCT as well as I do, it may well be a time to fear EVEN WORSE THINGS!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday at the EMBA graduation Farid said "this is a special event for me personally as it is likely to be my last official act. No other event would have meant more to me than to graduate a group of young Emirati men and women, many of whom have spent no less than 5 years with us.”

Before waxing so philosophically, good Dr. Farid, you should have a long hard look in the mirror. Think about who you really are, how you are perceived, and consider the actions you have taken at the SHCT over the last decade plus.

You basically ran a prison camp of fear, secrecy, machinations and disinformation. On the HR level, with unjustified firings and no concept of defending the innocent, you either created or allowed severe turmoil to enter the lives of a number of well-meaning expats (along with their families).

Remember, for instance, the Iraqi who had escaped the war in Iraq and was working in the Sports Center? At the End of Year Party, as you were announcing the names of departing staff, you called his name! Surprise, Surprise for him, as no one had told him he was being fired! He ran out the room crying as he was soon to be deported to Iraq with his family to near-certain death.

But you didn't seem to care. How can you sleep at night Dr. Farid? Really?

Someone mentioned elsewhere that you would be getting anal probed at the airports. I don't think that will be enough of a pay back.

Anonymous said...

Because he fired disgusting people like yourself, Dr.Farid leaves our college as one of the best in the system!

Anonymous said...

It's the best in the system because of the faculty who rally around one another in support of each other because of the disgusting way they have been treated by Farid, so yes maybe he has made it the best in the system.

Anonymous said...

How about we discuss the Iraqi above? Innocent but treated as some kind of pawn, deported back to a war zone by Farid? That's the best in the system? I would hate to see the worst!

Anonymous said...

I for one would luv to hear more about the student's reputation as "retards". Why do teachers have this belief? Is it true? Surely they are friendly, bright and eager to learn?

Anonymous said...

The only retards are failed teachers like Anonymous May 23 above who make up stories to malign people who do care about students.

Anonymous said...

Getting back to an earlier question, and avoiding Farid's future anal probes, which are total red herrings:

So the students are friendly, bright and eager to learn? Teachers love their students at the HCT? They aren't retards? I should sign this contract and join the HCT in August?

Anonymous said...

The HCT is starting to implode on all the bullshit it has fed itself over the years. The blame for the misdirection, lack of vision and mission comes down to the sycophantic directors Farid, Howard and Kamali. Now HESN has gone his stooges will have to go and hopefully their dreadful senior management that they have built around themselves to say "yes". Look at the quality of DWC senior management, they offer nothing. HCT is way overdue an overhaul and I for one am pleased to see the end of such incompetent and misguided management. The students ultimately will win with the changes that are coming.

Anonymous said...

Ohh, sweet implosion, I love you so! So this is like Schumpeter's Creative Destruction in action? I predict now that we have spent the year putting all the courses on ipads, we can now turn over the whole show to Emirati "professors" on 50k per month. We'll only give them one prep so they aren't overstressed, and they can teach in Arabic! One blind retard leading the other blind retards! Creative Destruction indeed!

Anonymous said...

Suede, You worthless piece of shit, you utter fucking loser. Ha! Ha! Ha1 Still waiting for your money! Loser! Loser! Loser!

Your wife's no fucking good in the sack as well.

Anonymous said...

Now now Simon. Please try to relax and stay on topic or we're going to "lose confidence" in your people skills!

By the way, how's the food over there in the elephant's graveyard?

Suede Oasis said...

No, that ain't Sijo, it's 'Provost' Mark Drummond, no less.

And if you think my wife's a lousy screw, Drummo, you should have heard what she said about YOU!

Apparently you ain't got no meat and you ain't got no motion either!!

Anonymous said...

You might add "draft dodger" to Drummond's credentials. Have a look at his CV - California uni and grad school in the late 60's and early 70's. There was a reason for getting those degrees...

Anonymous said...

Drummond shagged my husband too!

Anonymous said...

I thought he preferred horses?!

Anonymous said...

"I for one would luv to hear more about the student's reputation as "retards". Why do teachers have this belief? Is it true? Surely they are friendly, bright and eager to learn?

May 24, 2013 at 4:15 AM

one or two out of twenty in the entire class may wish to learn. The rest will cheat, lie, plagiarize, and complain all the way to Sheikh. If you really look at it, I will not blame entirely on the students to be fair. It is in the hands of "directors and Central Services" who abuse the system. If you don't belive the words in this blog, please join HCT then you will know. "Seeing is believing". Good luck and have fun!!!!!

Anonymous said...

To respond May 24, 2013 comment, I am going to confidently say this - teachers work very hard to educate the students. Their dedication and devotion to teaching and learning are truly and immensely honorable which I can not deny that. As a matter of fact, teachers from the rest of the world (no offense pls, I meant in good sense) are NOT REQUIRED that much to put in so much time, effort and especially patience to deal with the students and nonsesne senior management as yet their efforts are at least appreciated if not rewarded.

You may come across very few, I mean rarely few bad teachers. Again that might be related to the mismanagment and the absues of senior management. I am a teacher and I know. One does not automatically become a bad teacher until and unless the system makes one into the rotten apple. HCT usually recruit very good teachers but they do not know how to nurture and maintain good teachers. Please take time and think about it.

If you put all babies in one room, they all are innocent until the adults teach these babies to discriminate or differentiate then the babies learn to act accordingly to how the adults brain-washed them.

Delma said...

The View from Youtube:

Higher Colleges of Technology in the UAE have some terrible staff accommodation. This is where they put me. On the opposite side of the road are the prostitutes, on the same side of the road are the drug dealers (note the double parked cars).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ17bp6uDI0

Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

HCT's apartments are generally quite good, but the locations suck bigtime.
I guess it all helps them to save money!

Anonymous said...

The housing is actually an institutionalised kickback of state educational funds to private owners. Look at the names of the buildings! This is why the HCT will screw you royally if you try to leave the umbrella of housing.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree with June 24 and June 26, 2013 comments. If you try to request the HCT housing to help you find a better place, they will do nothing. Or if you find your own place outside HCT housing which is DECENT enough to live (even though the place is within your budget allowance), you will still have to pay out of your own pocket.

How about this? Even if you move within the HCT aparments/housing, the housing staff will ask you to pay extra because the place is not within your budget allowance.

Why HCT Housing is keeping the allowance scale confidential? Some get better conditions than the others in terms of location, space and facilities. There is no proper explanation given when you ask the housing staff.

I have baby cockroaches breeding when I first moved in. HCT housing absolutely sucks!!!!!!!!!

New recruits BE CAREFULL please .....

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! The terminator has been terminated. Yes, Howard Reed has been asked to pack up and leave. The last few years have been a serious failure for HCT because of the doomed attempts of Howard, Fareed and Kamali to turn the colleges into a university. In the process, they destroyed all that was once good and replaced it with a farcical facsimile of third level education.

Anonymous said...

Howard was completely delusional totally past it and surrounded by sycophantic yes persons, perhaps now people can focus back on the students rather watching their back all the time.

Anonymous said...

Let's hope his crew gets the boot as well. Otherwise not much will change

Anonymous said...

'twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe: all mimsy were the borogroves, and the mome raths outgrabe.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Lunatics have truly taken over the Asylum(s)!

http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/education/emiratisation-drive-hct-appoints-five-emirati-directors

Watch out now for even more declining standards and dodgy policies and practices.

Oh, and those 'Assistant Directors' will probably all be Westerners, replaced on an annual basis as they take the blame for their bosses' incompetence!

Anonymous said...

Hunger Game at HCT

Anonymous said...

The new directors of the Dubai colleges and ADM were both student at ADM in the past.

These guys will sit in the office, read the newspaper, talk on 2 phones at once, and have a group of friends sitting around on the sofa yakking away. The norm for management emiritization.

Their underlings will run the show and we can only hope that they will be sincere in improving the system.

In addition to the above posts, 30 from Central Services were sacked, will anyone even notice. About time the terminator suffered the fate that he dealt out to hundreds in his time. And the one that makes me particularly happy is "Tiny" Tim Smith finally got his comeuppance. That little sheit deserved this long ago.

Anonymous said...

Payback Time ............. Yeah !!!!!!!!!!! Things go around, things come around. I hope he knows and learns his lesson. However, knowing how arrogant this a****le is, he might be in denial. Such an egoist got 24 hrs notice to pack and leave. May God be with you always .....

Anonymous said...

WHO got 24 hours notice, Tiny tim or the terminator?


Hopefully all those sheits!

Anonymous said...

No sign of thick Arabs paying the gratuity owed for this blog's ranting owner. This blog is dead. RIP. Move on blog owner, take distance learning courses, and get retrained to work away from education sector.

Suede Oasis said...

Oh, Noooooooooooooo!!

These fresh developments mean even more rope to hang them on!

I can't wait to get reporting on the new intake of inbred Emirati 'directors' - should be a GREAT LAUGH!!!

This blogger will be around for A LONG TIME YET.

Anonymous said...

The new directors couldn't be any worse than the pukes they are replacing.

Suede Oasis said...

Great news - my site stats for June and July show an increase in traffic to more than 5000 page views per month!

Many thanks to all my supporters - and my opponents - for helping to crank HCT Sucks! up the rankings.

I could never have done it without you!

Tayeb Kamali said...

No, you never could have done it without ME!!!

Khalifa Exile said...

Absolutely true, Dr TK. Once again your intrepid powers of observation and finely-honed intellect show us the way to ... the truth!