Pretend to be...what?!?

By Rufo
@Shavkat (115023)
Philippines
September 16, 2021 12:32am CST
This morning, the interviewer called me for orientation through Skype. The series of conversations was fine. Then, I changed my mind to pursue it because she was asking me to change my location on Skype. The main goal is to pretend somebody else who is living in one of the states in America. Thus, I will act as a native speaker in teaching non-native speaker students online. What would be your reaction to this idea? Image Credit: i.pinimg.com
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@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
Maybe her clients want a teacher from the US only.
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
That's what I'm wondering... If so, why doesn't she just hire Americans for the job? Maybe she can hire Filipinos cheaper than she can hire Americans?
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@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
@DaddyEvil because she may be willing to hire people with a low salary which is easy to get from Asia.
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
@sjvg1976 Yes, lower than an American will work for...
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@Minnimie (127)
• Indonesia
16 Sep
@Shavkat Hmm...maybe she want to see your skill to adapt in new environment.
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
Shouldn't she be able to tell his skill without pretending he's an American?
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@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
Then she should not have asked him to change his location.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
@Minnimie Perhaps she can see the I have soft skills that are needed in her company. I am flattered if is, but not to be deceitful at some point. I agree with you @DaddyEvil
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• Philippines
16 Sep
Are they asking you to change your name too?
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
Probably not. There are a lot of Americans whose parents were natives of the Philippines.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
@merrybelle2021 They are not asking to do so as our daddy said @DaddyEvil
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
Why would she want you to pretend to be an American? That doesn't make a lot of sense... and it's fraud, of a sort... If that happened here, you could be arrested for perpetrating fraud online... As long as there are no laws prohibiting it there, I guess it would be okay... but I wouldn't like it. (If it gets you the job and you like the job and the pay, then you should really consider it while still looking for a different job... in my opinion.)
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@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
Yes, I would say it's cheating. If it's the case then he should not mention the location if it's allowed not to mention it.
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@DaddyEvil (58521)
• United States
16 Sep
@sjvg1976 I think letting the students believe they're being taught English by a native speaker is the point behind setting up his account that way... So he won't have a choice in the matter.
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@sjvg1976 (30200)
• Delhi, India
16 Sep
@DaddyEvil then he should not get trapped in such fraud and should straight say NO to it.
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@DocAndersen (50609)
• United States
16 Sep
that would be considered Fraud in the US. I am so sorry pal!
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
I am fine. I feel sorry for them.
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@DocAndersen (50609)
• United States
16 Sep
@Shavkat it is their loss!
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
17 Sep
@DocAndersen You said it right. They are still calling me. I managed to disengage with them.
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@LadyDuck (360113)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
This is a scam, you cannot pretend to be an American if you are not.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
Exactly. If I am a rude applicant, I will just drop the call.
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@LadyDuck (360113)
• Switzerland
16 Sep
@Shavkat Your reaction is fully justified.
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@JudyEv (255379)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep
What she is asking you to do is very deceitful. I guess being from the US carries more clout - as you say.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
I cannot do it because it is not my cup of tea to deceive people. For today, I signed out on my Skype and will block them later after midnight.
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@JudyEv (255379)
• Rockingham, Australia
16 Sep
@Shavkat Good for you. I hope you get good karma from your actions.
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@Rashnag (21153)
• Surat, India
16 Sep
One has to do it sometimes. All is a part of business. It's you who have to decide. I won't have done it as I don't like all this
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
I can understand the principle: "Business is a business." With this situation, I will say a big NO.
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@Rashnag (21153)
• Surat, India
16 Sep
@Shavkat ok dear. Glad to know
@rebelann (90612)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Sep
That sounds like cheating to me.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
17 Sep
I agree. I signed out from using my Skype. They kept on nagging me.
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@rebelann (90612)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Sep
You must be good at what you do, hang in there and you will find the position you want.
@CarolDM (158111)
• United States
16 Sep
Sounds illegal to me.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
17 Sep
It sounds like it.
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@CarolDM (158111)
• United States
17 Sep
@RebeccasFarm (48798)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Sep
I dont get it..
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
See, even I cannot get it.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
16 Sep
@prinzcy (33572)
• Malaysia
19 Sep
I won't be accepting this job. I don't feel comfortable lying like that.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
22 Sep
That is what I did. The world is not the end yet. There are other jobs online that I can apply to than cheating myself because of this company.
@wolfgirl569 (49175)
• Marion, Ohio
16 Sep
I wouldnt do that either. It should not matter where you are from
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
17 Sep
I hope they will realize this downside of their hiring process.
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• Shenzhen, China
16 Sep
I think it was about fake.If she want a native speaker,why not recruit a native speaker for teaching students.asking you to fake a native speaker is immoral.No offense,but i really don't like a fake.
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@Shavkat (115023)
• Philippines
16 Sep
No offense, too. The recruiters are from your country. I do not want to drop the company's name.
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